Re: Alpine windows removal & re-fitting?
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"Nige" <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:
> Any tips? The seals are perished & dripping a bit. Got new seals & filler bits, is there a tool required?
> Subaru WRX (Annabel)
> Landrover 110 County Station Wagon (Tyson)
> '"Say hello to my little friend"
Removal is easy - either pull the filler strip out and then ease the
glass out, or vist Longleat and the little monkeys will do it for
Getting it back in is a bit tricky, as with the headlining in you
can't do the "string method". With the inevitable Health & Safety
warning - here's how I do it.
Put the seal in place and spread lots of Vaseline where the glass goes.
If you "start" the glass in the seal you (carefully!) run a suitably
blunted screw driver round the seal to lift it over the glass (sounds
easy, doesn't it). Then suitable lubricate the filler strip and start
it off in the slot. Again using the blunted screwdriver* you can slide
it along pushing the filler strip in. Be prepared to do this more than
once - the filler strip stretches quite easily and so may seem too
long or too short. Apart from the obvious risk of stabbing yourself
or breaking the glass it's not too bad a job.
*forks from the Longleat cafe work quite well too.