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[General] Restore Window Rubber Weather Strips

edals

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Hi Everyone.

I am not responsible for anything you attempt your self, You have been warned ! Please Note i do not know how long it will last ! should be good for up to 3 years apparently

So, Your 10 yr old Commodore weather shields around your windows are weathered, Sadly my car is out in the weather all the time, so it gets damaged quickly.
You could replace them with new ones from holden, About $40 each, I did replace one but less than 2 years its already starting to weather, Even with all the protected sprays, so whats the point in spending that kind of cash to not only have to replace it again.
So here is the result of PLASTI DIP.
If you look around you can find them for $20 a can.

Tools Required.
Pasti Dip BLACK
Phillips Screw Driver
Wax & Grease Remover
News Paper for spraying
Paper Towel


As you can see my strips have cracked and look like Sh*t.



Step 1.
Remove Window rubbers, Remove the 1 screw found here. Be carful these can bend and they will never be the same again. Once screw is removed, start from the screw corner and pull directly up.




Step 2.
Clean away, Use some wax and grease remover to ensure a clean surface.



Step 3.
Apply a light coat of plasti dip, wait 10 Mins between coats. I applied 4. Allow to dry for 1 hour.

First Coat



Coats 2 & 3



Step 4.
4th coat, Check the finished product, Should look a little like this.



Step 5.
Reinstall into the car.



Step 6. Have a beer.

I hope this helps some fellow members, This will not only restore the look but can protect for up to 3 years from more damage being caused, and if it weathers faster, peel it off and apply a new coat !

Cheers.
 

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Good idea, might have to do to my back side windows on the ute and wagon, would just need to tape it to prevent over spray on glass :smoking:
 

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that's not bad at all, I considered doing this but being that Plasti has a limited lifespan I just coughed up the $120 eBay $$$ and bought a full set of 4 brand new genuine ones.

Had anyone resprayed the roof channel mould? I was thinking about going body colour.
 

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that's not bad at all, I considered doing this but being that Plasti has a limited lifespan I just coughed up the $120 eBay $$$ and bought a full set of 4 brand new genuine ones.

Had anyone resprayed the roof channel mould? I was thinking about going body colour.
I haven't, but for what it's worth there's a guide somewhere around here that explains how to get the out really easy.
 

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I haven't, but for what it's worth there's a guide somewhere around here that explains how to get the out really easy.
Yeah, I've had them out before - I just wonder how they'll come up. FFT.
 

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Yeah I sprayed the roof channel mould

Works fine

I did myn Black

Nice right up
 

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No, with 2 PAC paint
oh right , thanks. A bit different , hahaha.

Previous owners have left my car in the Aussie sun since '02 so all outside trim has suffered. Was wondering what to use on them. There's a few 'products' about.
 
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