Weather stripping on an interior French door - fix or replace?

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The rubbery weather stripping on the French door to my sun room is hanging on by a thread. The baby actually likes to come and tug on it. Is there a type of glue I can use to secure it back in place? Or do I need to remove it and replace with a new one?
 

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Try some E6000 industrial adhesive first. If that doesn't work then replace it after the baby is old enough to follow instruction.
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French doors fit any interior and will have their place in a room decorated in a restrained classic style, luxurious antique or modern. It looks winning and attractive, but sometimes it's a problem with a small child. Especially if your child is so fond of tugging on that rubber seal. Soon it will tear off altogether, and there's no point in gluing it back on. It's better to remove the seal and do a replacement because the glue is only a temporary option. And if you have a white door, the stains will still be noticeable. Think carefully and decide, so you don't ruin something.
 

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Looking closer at it I realize the rubber seal is actually torn, and it's a torn piece that is loose. Gotta just buy a new one.
 

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Update: tried to remove the old weather stripping but it seemed to be a significant part of the door so instead I removed the rest of the torn part until it was about as close to smooth as possible, then cleaned it with rubbing alcohol and installed a 3/8" band of adhesive-backed weather seal on the remaining surface of the existing seal.
 
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