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Quick fix for Leaking dried rubber seal..

Discussion in 'Vert specific' started by MITT4G, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. MITT4G

    MITT4G Well-Known Member

    Step by Step to seal the dried rubber weatherstrips.
    Items needed:
    http://www.permatex.com/products/automo ... _Maker.htm
    Masking Tape
    2or3 credit card size pieces of card board squares.
    Rubbing Alcohol and rag for clean up!

    1- Drop the top (of course)
    2-open both doors and let the windows down 1-2 inch's, now you are going to need put masking tape along the top of the windows,(we will discuss why in a few) and along the pillars.
    >The most of the cracking and drying of the rubber happens on the top corners of the windshield, so that's where we will start .
    3-Apply a very good amount of gasket maker to the exposed and or cracked rubber one corner at a time.
    4-You will need to smooth out the gasket maker with the card board squares, smooth it out to where it there is no exposed cracked rubber. (remember you don't need to do the whole weatherstrip)
    5-Now with the masking tape on the windows edges close the doors and roll the windows all the way up
    Don't close the top leave it open until gasket maker is set.. (your creating a lip on the weatherstrip, so when its raining the water will flow on the outside of the car rather than on your lap!)
    6- ** Before you open the door roll down the windows** you only need to roll up the windows for 30 secs, let the gasket maker set (about 1-3 hours hot weather longer if its cold).
    > Now - AFTER the gasket maker is set- close all windows and close the top, look at you new seal and if you see any open areas between the windows and your new seal repeats the above step.

    And there you go- your done and no more wet thighs and wet seats!

    Difficulty rating: 1 / 10 Very Easy.
    Cost for fix: $10.00
  2. robzumo

    robzumo Guest

    I realize this thread is nearly six years old now, but I recently had luck with a similar approach. I took gasket seal ("The Right Stuff", available at Advance Auto and Autozone), and applied it to the visible cracks in the weatherstripping along the windshield. Then I placed a big gob of vaseline on the window where it comes in contact with the weather stripping, closed the door and let it form in that position for a few hours. Worked like a charm.
  3. eNtraxGT88

    eNtraxGT88 Well-Known Member Donated!

    rob, this thread is a few months old.

    left side: 6 years is when the OP first opened his account
    top right side: the posting date
  4. robzumo

    robzumo Guest

    Poster of my previous post: very tired.
    Thanks for pointing that out :hehe
  5. Spiderman

    Spiderman Well-Known Member

    :lachtot ......... :cheers
  6. 187flatliner

    187flatliner Seat Breaker Donated!

    dont mind the person above me.......hes always like that.....lol...welcome to the forum.
  7. Spiderman

    Spiderman Well-Known Member

    An absolute waste of time with no possibility of a positive outcome.
  8. 187flatliner

    187flatliner Seat Breaker Donated!

    I'm not editing shit.........and in case u didn't see the.... lol...... it means to laugh out loud....... what I said wasn't mean or hurtful in any way........so y don't u edit ur post due to ur potty mouth.

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