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#1 DUF2

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:36 PM

I have removed & refitted glass to a number of cars in the past. Each one had a one piece endless rubber surround ie no joint 

I have had to remove the front & rear screen to allow the car to be painted and find in both the front and rear screen rubbers there was a joint, ie 2 ends

Whilst cleaning things up I refitted the rubber to the screen having glued the two ends together, the rubber is too loose around the screen.

should the  (now) endless rubber be a snug fit around the glass?

 

whilst looking at the Mini Spares site, I see they suggest when fitting " REMEMBER YOU MUST FIT THE RUBBER TO THE BODY FIRST. DO NOT USE THE STRING METHOD BECAUSE IT STRETCHES AND TEARS THE RUBBER"  This is a new one to me, in the past all I have done is to fit the (endless) rubber surround to the glass then drop the glass & sealing rubber into the aperture and use a greased cord to pull the rubber edge over the lip.

 

Any advice would be appreciated

 

 



#2 GraemeC

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:42 PM

Seal to the metal is the correct way to fit a seal with a locking strip.

Seals without locking strips (ie fixed side windows) can be fitted to the glass first.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:09 AM

Also note the rubbers seem way too big. They are not.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:50 AM

And re the fitting to the body. As the rubber holds assorted trim in place it saves you messing up your headliner.

I have fitted them with the rubber on the screen but it was to a bare shell.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:26 AM

Fit the rubber to the shell with the join at the top to stop any water running down the screen getting through the join and fit the locking strip with the join at the bottom to let any water out that might get in.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 10:40 AM

So, if I fit the rubber to the screen aperture first, how do I pull the rubber over the screen? Do I still use a cord?

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:35 AM

I'm interested to know too.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:51 AM

Sit the screen into the rubber at the bottom then use a BLUNT tool to ease the rubber over the glass. I use bike tyre levers and glass cleaner as lubricant.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:37 PM

Sit the screen into the rubber at the bottom then use a BLUNT tool to ease the rubber over the glass. I use bike tyre levers and glass cleaner as lubricant.

 

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:59 PM

Ah but now you’ll get the arguements over Fairy liquid containing salt...

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:38 PM

Ah but now you’ll get the arguements over Fairy liquid containing salt...

 

Yup you will, use car shampoo instead.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:50 PM

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