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Front windshield rubber
« on: February 02, 2014, 12:36:06 AM »
Does anybody know where I can find the front windshield rubber mine has giant!!! cracks in it

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Re: Front windshield rubber
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 07:30:00 AM »

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Re: Front windshield rubber
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 12:52:09 PM »
You can also simply go back to the tar rope old school type as well, car will never know the difference. You'll need to cobble up edge bumpers to do so. I simply used short pieces of fuel line when I did mine.

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Re: Front windshield rubber
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 10:27:28 AM »
As a temporary fix (waiting for funds) I was planning to use black silicone on mine. Not the best solution, appearance-wise, but I figured if I took my time, used masking tape, and generally treated it like I was caulking around a tub, that it would look okay and would be better than having to leave strategically placed towels scattered about the front seat areas of my car.

Also, my windshield is deeply grooved from the PO running dead wipers, so I need the rubber AND a good windshield, which is why I devised a budget-friendly work-around. :)

Just an option for people that may be in a like-wise situation. :)

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Re: Front windshield rubber
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 12:05:53 PM »
I have used black "Shoe Goo."  It seems to bond to rubber (and glass) well. I sanded the old rubber to remove the dry, crusty layer and give it some "tooth."  Mask off where you don't want it to go.   Rub it into the crack ends, then fill the crack.

 Don't use it out in the sunlight on a hot day. It sets up pretty fast.  You need to move fast with the stuff.  I recall letting it self level.  I did the lower portion so I can't attest to how well it works on the sides or top.  Also pull the tape as soon as you are content with the application. Shoe Goo isn't like paint. Note the picture isn't a Pinto, it is my '64 Daytona (Studebaker).  There was a 1/2" gap about 12" to the left of the corner. It filled and blended well. I then "topcoated" the rest because it was filled with small cracks and irregularities . The end finish is more of a semi gloss than a flat black like a regular gasket.

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Re: Front windshield rubber
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2014, 12:51:28 PM »
Hmmm, gonna have to remember that.

http://eclecticproducts.com/shoegoo.htm
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Re: Front windshield rubber
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2014, 08:22:56 PM »
Thanks I think I'm going to try Shoe Goo for a temporary fix I have some rust spots that I probably should fix that are around the windshield rubber I'll probably need to order a couple tubes because the cracks in the rubber are the size of the Grand Canyon

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Re: Front windshield rubber
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 12:18:26 AM »
I wonder if I could use this stuff to refurbish the rubber seal on the convertible top of my BMW?  It leaks on the passenger side.  It amounts to approximately four feet of rubber, about and inch wide and my BMW "specialist" says OEM replacement is $1200, which I would refuse to pay even if I was a billionaire... it's just absurd!  Think it would be worth a try?
 
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Re: Front windshield rubber
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2014, 07:40:42 AM »
I was thinking of the exact same thing for one of my Novas, don't have time to put a new one in right now and I hate for water to get in there and start rusting.
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