replacing rear roof rubber seal

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replacing rear roof rubber seal

Postby Lookamoy » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:06 am

I am replacing the rear roof seal that goes from one side to the other the one that the roof and windows seal against, it seems to be glued in ,is that right,do I just rip it out and clean up the rest with lets say a small scrapper and reglue in the new one.
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Postby 86 iron » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:15 pm

A lot of owners in the U.S put new weather strip with no glue or minimal glue on the corners.Make sure to clean the old glue all off :o

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Postby Lookamoy » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:37 pm

That is what I have done, tried fitting it and thought how hard would this be with glue and decided not to use glueacross the top and only in the corners at the top and then at the end also. new one looka a lot nicer ,no big chunks of rubber missing.
Would talc powder be the best to put on the rubber to stop the glass grabbing it and ripping out bits of rubber.

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Postby australi » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:32 pm

Lookamoy wrote: Would talc powder be the best to put on the rubber to stop the glass grabbing it and ripping out bits of rubber.


Silicone spray.

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Postby Lookamoy » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:43 pm

:o Australi

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Postby 68ragtop » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:25 pm

I'd recommend a lanolin spray. Works great to eliminate squeaks between rubber and other surfaces and doesn't have the same swelling effect on some rubbers as silicone does.


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