R: [ROVERNET - UK] Windshields seals and restoration
Ruotolo Gianluca (DD)
gianluca.ruotolo at enel.it
Fri Sep 1 08:46:10 BST 2006
Very kind of you.
You are very well prepared and your advices will be useful.
Best regards, Gianluca.
Da: rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com [mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com] Per conto di Gavin.Walker at csiro.au
Inviato: venerdì 1 settembre 2006 3.17
A: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Oggetto: RE: [ROVERNET - UK] Windshields seals and restoration
There are three seals involved in replacing the front windscreen. I haven't done the rear but I suspect it is similar. All can be reused if they are in good condition.
1. The thick rubber seal you can see from the outside. Reuse this one. At least roughly clean out the old sealant from the inside and outside. I'd recommend a volumous, non-setting sealant. I've use silicon, and it works but if you ever have to get it out again it's really hard to get off.
2. There a foam strip that is glued to the body just behind the dash pad. The original is fairly soft stuff and disintegrates on removal. Scott's sells a more solid replacement. However I found if you don't get it in the right place the bottom of the screen rides high and the valance is difficult to fit. A test fitting is probably worth while.
3. The screen is support by a long metal channel. This channel should be lined with a semi viscous rubber. Scott's sells a strip of this. It is often perished into dry chunks. It's there to protect the bottom of the screen from cracking.
The windscreen is quite easy to get in and out so a test fit without sealant (and the lower seal just tacked on) is helpful.
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