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Post by scimjim » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:59 pm

Rubber to glass first, rear edge in first then with constant pressure on the outside just hook the seal over the body and trim all the way round with a screwdriver.


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Post by spegru » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:58 am

Which is almost completely the opposite of what I have been trying to do!



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Post by spegru » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:52 am

That worked fine although the rear corner sticks out a bit where the new rubber has a bit of a kink due to the bend. I may use a heat gun and mallet or something on that
The trickiest bit in the end was the external stainless trim
But at least the exposed edge is no longer crusty!



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Post by scimjim » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:40 pm

Excellent :D


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Post by spegru » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:31 pm

One thing I have left to do is to reconnect the rubber tubes to the drains. But I cant find an easy way to access them - except maybe through the speaker holes. Is there a way to non destructively remove the grilles?



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Post by ard126k » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:15 pm

IIRC it's not too much trouble to take out the whole side panel. It's only really held by the rubbers around its edges. Let's just hope the drains are still there to put the tubes onto.....


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Post by Diyhell » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:40 pm

spegru wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:52 am
That worked fine although the rear corner sticks out a bit where the new rubber has a bit of a kink due to the bend. I may use a heat gun and mallet or something on that
The trickiest bit in the end was the external stainless trim
But at least the exposed edge is no longer crusty!
Were these the GW rubbers? I've been humming and ha-ing about buying some as mine aren't great. Are you pleased with them (now the work is done?)


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Post by Terry Rickard » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:26 pm

spegru wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:31 pm
One thing I have left to do is to reconnect the rubber tubes to the drains. But I cant find an easy way to access them - except maybe through the speaker holes. Is there a way to non destructively remove the grilles?
The speaker grill is fixed from behind, but no need to remove it. Take out the whole side inner trim panel then take out the speaker. You should then be able to get to the drain tube through the speaker hole. SE6 and early SE6a did not have side window drain holes and tubes.



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Post by spegru » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:02 am

The rubbers were from QRG.
I've only finished one side so far and I'd only give my efforts 7/10. Then again I've never done this type of thing before and already I can see that the other side is going better. Oddly the rubber for that side does not seem to have the noticeable kink in the back corner. Interestingly If was obvious the originals were not that tight as I found ancient spider egg sacs behind. I think a bit of sealant will be required although there was no sign of any before.
Perhaps I'll have a do at removing the side trim again although that pains me as I only recently put it back!
I've made my own copper drain tubes from 10mm pipe and flared the end with a brake pipe tool (I've only got about 9.9m of pipe left now!) and I 'glued' them into the hole with filler. I'm slightly concerned this will loosen when I come to reconnecting the rubber pipe to the back so I'll probably use some nice and soft silicone tube rather than the original PVC or whatever.
TBH I did seriously consider blocking up the hole instead....



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Post by ard126k » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:27 pm

I blocked mine.

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Post by spegru » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:18 pm

I've now done the other side, slightly more successfully - maybe 8/10 this time?
I'm a bit surprised at the gaps between rubber and glass. So some sealant will be needed I think. The original didn't have any but then again the amount of crap that came out may indicate that it should have had

Anyway it is very nice not to have old those crusty old seals that shed a stream of black rubber particles when you wash the car any more.
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