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1/4 window weather strip replacement ?
#1
i have looked in the forums and can't find the answer . how do you replace the 1/4 window weather strip ? i have seen some say remove the screw at the bottom and slide the rubber out. and other say to remove the metal channel from the glass . so how is it done please help .its a conv

thanks norm
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runninpony 
Here's what I did. You have to carefully remove the metal trim from the glass. Remove the old weatherstrip and clean everything. Slide the new weatherstrip into the channel, it'll go easy until about halfway or so, but carefully keep pushing/pulling on it until you get it all the way in, be patient. I put a bead of clear silicone in the channel (glass side) before putting it back on the glass.
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#3
There is no screw at the bottom
The channel is bent closed
The w-strip slides down into the quarter panel area
Use water and some dish soap for lubricant when sliding it back up
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#4
thanks for the info guys
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#5
+1 there is a thin black rubber strip between the metal edge and the glass that wraps around the edge of the glass and seals the metal strip to the glass. The rubber seal will be damaged when removing the metal strip. I have not found a replacement for this seal. Without it the metal strip will not fit snuggly to the glass, so as mentioned previously use a generous amount of clear silicone and let dry thoroughly when reinstalling the metal strip to the glass.

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(11-27-2017, 10:31 AM)rackerm Wrote: +1 there is a thin black rubber strip between the metal edge and the glass that wraps around the edge of the glass and seals the metal strip to the glass. The rubber seal will be damaged when removing the metal strip. I have not found a replacement for this seal. Without it the metal strip will not fit snuggly to the glass, so as mentioned previously use a generous amount of clear silicone and let dry thoroughly when reinstalling the metal strip to the glass.

when you used the silicone in the 1/4 window did you remove the old channel that went on the glass  or added silicone to what was there 

thanks for the help
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(12-11-2017, 07:30 PM)nailpounder Wrote:
(11-27-2017, 10:31 AM)rackerm Wrote: +1 there is a thin black rubber strip between the metal edge and the glass that wraps around the edge of the glass and seals the metal strip to the glass. The rubber seal will be damaged when removing the metal strip. I have not found a replacement for this seal. Without it the metal strip will not fit snuggly to the glass, so as mentioned previously use a generous amount of clear silicone and let dry thoroughly when reinstalling the metal strip to the glass.

when you used the silicone in the 1/4 window did you remove the old channel that went on the glass  or added silicone to what was there 

thanks for the help

The thin rubber weatherstrip was too damaged for me to reuse. I just use silicone and let it dry. I thought about using plumbers tape to replace the rubber weatherstrip because it is similar, but did not in the end.

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(12-11-2017, 07:52 PM)rackerm Wrote:
(12-11-2017, 07:30 PM)nailpounder Wrote:
(11-27-2017, 10:31 AM)rackerm Wrote: +1 there is a thin black rubber strip between the metal edge and the glass that wraps around the edge of the glass and seals the metal strip to the glass. The rubber seal will be damaged when removing the metal strip. I have not found a replacement for this seal. Without it the metal strip will not fit snuggly to the glass, so as mentioned previously use a generous amount of clear silicone and let dry thoroughly when reinstalling the metal strip to the glass.

when you used the silicone in the 1/4 window did you remove the old channel that went on the glass  or added silicone to what was there 

thanks for the help

The thin rubber weatherstrip was too damaged for me to reuse. I just use silicone and let it dry. I thought about using plumbers tape to replace the rubber weatherstrip because it is similar, but did not in the end.

thank you !
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