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Old October 13th, 2007, 07:34 PM
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Hard top window rubber

HI,

I searched for this item in the forum - could not find it. I feel like it has been discussed before, so if someone can send me to the thread that would be great.............I feel like someone said there was a special tool???

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I have a 1995 D90 that has sat outside its whole life. It has a fiberglass Hardtop that has been on for 10+ years. The rubber arround the windows is hard......It is not leaking yet - but I am wondering if it was going to. I don't think I can save it with products.......I should have been doing this for years.

Can these seals be replaced easilly? Should they be, or should I wait until leaks occur? I see what looks like this rubber in the Rover North Catalouge - but it is for an Alum. Hardtop and I do not know if the windows are all the same size?

Has anyone done this?

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Old October 14th, 2007, 05:54 AM
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The window rubber for all the windows on the fiberglass top are the same as the alpine window and rear window rubber on Station Wagons - you just need a piece long enough. RDS probably sells it in large rolls. There is a special tool, I forget the number, but searching for "alpine windows" will probably bring it a thread with the info. Thats usually the context.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 12:11 PM
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The tool is essential. You can order the right one from a number of glass suppliers, with out it you will get pissed quick
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Old October 27th, 2007, 03:19 PM
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I had an auto glass shop guy come out and do mine at my house - including the new gasket it was $30 per side and looks like new. It was hardly worth my effort for the convenience and that price to do it myself...
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Old October 27th, 2007, 04:19 PM
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Jason -
Did you do the alpine window and the side windows. How about the rear window? That sounds like a pretty good deal.

Does any basic autoglass place have the tools to do this............

How do you know when you NEED to replace them? Mine are HARD - but not leaking..........

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Old October 30th, 2007, 02:16 PM
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I just did the alpine windows, but it looks like the same gasket to me. Not all window glass places do it, but it's a fairly generic gasket material (the guy had to get some from his supplier) that comes in a big roll... they have all the tools needed to do it. I think it took him about 15 minutes per window for mine.
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