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Hardtop window seals

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Trevor, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Trevor

    Trevor

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    Can I reuse the rubber seal around the hardtop windows? I need to pop mine out to do some body work and I've never removed them before. Does removing the window damage the rubber seal?
     
  2. rgentry

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    It is much easier to cut the seals. Check with the SOR web site,
    they have many of the seals on special right now.

    That said, many folks re-use the seals. You basically want to
    push the windows out from the inside, with someone outside
    to catch them as the seals pop. You may need to use a screw-
    driver to start the process. I cracked one piece of glass trying
    to save gasket, then found out that the gaskets were only
    $15 each.
     
  3. Trevor

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    Thanks. I didn't realize the seals were that cheap.

    ...(Running to the garage with a screwdriver in hand)...
     
  4. Kief

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    Another thing that might help is the rubber is easier to work with when warm, park the rig in the sun, use a blow dryer etc. When reinstalling soak the rubber in really hot water.