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#1 cp2708

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 06:16 PM

Hi everyone, has anybody had issues with modern window seals for the wind up windows. I stupidly replaced my original window seal from my drivers door that worked fine, but was cracked. I’ve now had two from Minispares and both were fine for a bit but after a while the furry bit seems to wear off and the window is hard to wind up. I’ve made sure they are fitted correctly and seated in the channel. I can see nothing wrong with the mechanism.

Minispares replaced the first one FOC, and as mentioned I fitted it and it was fine for a while, but slowly the window gets harder and harder to wind up.

I was wondering if anyone has had this issue?

Chris.

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 06:42 PM

'Genuine' version?
Mine have only been installed for about 12 months - ok so far...

#3 cp2708

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 03:49 PM

I’ve just checked through the (eye watering large) pile of receipts since I’ve purchased the car, it is the genuine seal. Oh well, may just change it once more and see what I get.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 05:27 PM

I've got mini spare ones fitted too I've wound the window up and is very tight as it reaches the top. I think I there just new and still need stretching after use. Anything rubber thou that I've replaced dont get me started!🙄😩

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:07 PM

Silicone spray in the rubber runner, much easier to wind up after

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:13 PM

I've got mini spare ones fitted too I've wound the window up and is very tight as it reaches the top. I think I there just new and still need stretching after use. Anything rubber thou that I've replaced dont get me started!


Yes, gets stiff at the top just the same. Think it will probably knacker regulator eventually. I wish I’d kept the old one rather than tossing it.

+1 on the rubber quality though. I do find that Autoglym vinyl and rubber care sprayed liberally over all rubber components does help a lot with longevity.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:18 PM

Silicone spray in the rubber runner, much easier to wind up after


I did try various things on the first new one when that got stiff, I think silicone spray was one of them, not much seemed to help. When I removed it all the furry stuff had worn off causing the binding.

Great build on your car by the way, amazing attention to detail.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:11 AM

Silicone spray in the rubber runner, much easier to wind up after

I did try various things on the first new one when that got stiff, I think silicone spray was one of them, not much seemed to help. When I removed it all the furry stuff had worn off causing the binding.

Great build on your car by the way, amazing attention to detail.

Thanks chap! Appreciated 😊




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