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Window weatherstrip

Post by Mulcheese » Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:46 pm

This summer I will be doing some body work and painting on the van. One thing that needs attention is the outside weatherstrip on the doors. Currently I have the original so it has the chrome strip still in it. I would like to replace it and leave the the chrome. What is the probability that it the chrome will remain intact?
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Re: Window weatherstrip

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:36 pm

Mulcheese wrote:This summer I will be doing some body work and painting on the van. One thing that needs attention is the outside weatherstrip on the doors. Currently I have the original so it has the chrome strip still in it. I would like to replace it and leave the the chrome. What is the probability that it the chrome will remain intact?
I need more specificity.

Weatherstrip is commonly the name for the door-to-body gasket.

Window surrounds is used for the rubber around stationary glass.

"Outside weatherstrip for doors" I think is what we refer to as the "outer scraper" if you are talking about the front door brightwork that surrounds the window opening.

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Re: Window weatherstrip

Post by Mulcheese » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:28 pm

Yes Colin you are correct. The outer scrapers are what I am referring to. What are the odds that the chrome strip will remain intact? I wasn't planning on replacing all rubber but if I end up going with the non standard black than that is what I will need to do.
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Re: Window weatherstrip

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:46 pm

Mulcheese wrote:Yes Colin you are correct. The outer scrapers are what I am referring to. What are the odds that the chrome strip will remain intact? I wasn't planning on replacing all rubber but if I end up going with the non standard black than that is what I will need to do.
The Bentley is not making it easy for me to be able to answer you. My '89 Vanagon GL was black trimmed.
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Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Re: Window weatherstrip

Post by Mulcheese » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:45 pm

Well I think I will have to do that. Thanks.
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Re: Window weatherstrip

Post by Mulcheese » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:35 pm

I did find my answer. Pull out from scraper, cut out chrome strip, install new non chrome accepting scraper.
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Re: Window weatherstrip

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:01 am

Mulcheese wrote:I did find my answer. Pull out from scraper, cut out chrome strip, install new non chrome accepting scraper.
I am not grokking the final result. Does this mean you lose the chrome?
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Re: Window weatherstrip

Post by Mulcheese » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:20 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
I am not grokking the final result. Does this mean you lose the chrome?
Colin
Sadly yes. But at half the price for rubber replacement it is hard to not go straight black. I have already done this on the front window replacement years ago. I guess it is just time to move on.
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