On my doors, the sheetmetal lip that the clips would've interfaced to (for the inner seal) was pressed firmly up against the main door surface. It almost looked like it was welded to the surface. I was definitely hesitant to pry it away from the door to give the clips clearance...although I did consider it. The thing that really deterred me was not so much the door lip, but rather the lack of purchase available on the seal itself. Unlike the external seal, which has a long rib for the clips to bite onto, the internal seal has only a small tab. I'd ask for pictures from you, but I'm sure your door is already put back together :]. Despite the extra effort required for my technique, I'm confident the seal will stay there for a long time.
Last edited on 03-28-2019 08:53 pm by mechfeeney