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Post Info TOPIC: 59 Parisienne Rear Quarter Window Leading Edge Seal Install


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59 Parisienne Rear Quarter Window Leading Edge Seal Install


Hi all, trying to install some new rear quarter window leading edge seals I got from rubbertherightway and I'm struggling. Took awhile to get the old ones out as the steel insert in the rubber had rusted through. Got it all out and everything is clean but the new seals are pretty tight and I don't think they have a steel insert. Tried a bit of silicone lube but could only get it to slide about an inch up the channel before it won't go any further. Any tricks to getting these in if they don't slide in the channel? I was going to try shoving them in a bit at a time like a trunk seal but it's tough not to damage it as it requires significant force. 



-- Edited by JoeyJoeJoe on Saturday 24th of June 2023 03:45:05 PM



-- Edited by JoeyJoeJoe on Saturday 24th of June 2023 04:52:31 PM

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Strictly a guess but would the lube for mounting tires on rims work?

I remember doing this on a 66 Grande Parisienne a dozen years ago and it seems to me I used some soapy water but it still took about 1/2 an hour per side.

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Most things I've read recommended silicone because it's safe for rubber and waterproof. These things are too thick and not rigid enough to get any decent pushing force on them. I may have to contact the supplier for recommendations 



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Admittedly, I haven't tried this particular seal yet, but here's what I would consider if you haven't already. Silicone the track and rubber; insert one side of the rubber along the full length of the track; so you don't cut or damage the rubber use something like a plastic body fill spreader to push the other side into the track.

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