Alpine Window install (locking strip gaskets)
Apologies if this has been covered, but here it is again...
In order to replace the glass or the rubber you will need the following:
Lisle 47000 Windshield Locking Strip Tool ~$10 on line.
Rubber seal and filler strip for windows JC89 sold by the meter (figure two meters per side) (I got mine at Craddock's for £3.68 per meter)
Squirt bottle with soapy water
MAYBE a soft push tool, but no metal.
Remove the old and clean the opening and glass.
Pre fit the gasket tightly all the way around the opening being sure the metal is all the way into the groove on the rubber. Add an extra 1/4 inch to the gasket and cut to length. Work the now-too-long gasket into the opening so the ends meet. Do not cut the filler strip yet.
Fit the glass into the groove in the gasket, starting on the bottom edge and working around the sides until the glass is in the groove. Do not be tempted to lever it in. If you got the gasket cut properly it will go in easily. Keep one hand on the inside so you don't push it thru and bust it. A few wiggles should be enough.
Soap up the filler strip channel. Using the second smallest opening on the tool (perpendicular to the handle not in line with the handle) begin by inserting the tool into the channel as far as it will go. Insert the filler strip into the tool and thus the channel. It should go in about 3/4-1 inch. Start pulling the tool with both hands, keeping it as close to parallel with the channel as you can and flat against the rubber. By doing so it will force the strip down into the channel. Once you get a couple inches along, the strip will just feed itself in as you go. Be careful it doesn't twist as it feeds. Check that it is getting all the way in, as you don't want to stop or go backward if you can avoid it. No big deal if you do, but it is best to do it in one shot. Keep it all wet with soapy water.
Going around the corners, be sure to keep up constant pressure as you turn. when you get to the end cut the filler strip 1/4 inch too long and work it down in so the ends meet cleanly. DONE!
Easy, right? Same process to get in any other glass that is held in with the same gasket and filler strip.
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