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Joe, that is easy: Apply invisible tape or painters tape onto the door underneath where you want to put the insulation tape. By that, you are not applying the insulation tape directly to the door but instead applying the insulation tape to something removable but firm.
You can also tape cloth strips to the door too, as something to apply to.
Did you prime the door before painting? Sounds like a lack of primer issue
talcum/baby powder/corn starch on both pieces, should last awhile, then repeat,take a few times til it stops; it's got something to do with the plastics(PVA and PMMA) the latex paint is made with. Anyway it worked on mine,along with the everyday dust in the desert where I live.
First clean the rubber with Goo Gone then coat it with WD40.