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Aaaahhhhh… I have never seen the "christmas tree barb cross-section" you mentioned. Is this a bug/bus difference, or a late/early quality/chepo difference?Amskeptic wrote:I just want to make sure are on the same page here. Post '72 plastic chrome has a simple straight christmas tree barb cross-section that you merely rip out of the groove.asiab3 wrote:Aye. It was a fun afternoon. And evening. And night. We actually had two bugs, one with a defroster grid, and one without. We wanted to trade glass, nothing more, but both had failing seals, so we added the chrome to both the new seals. Fingertip blood is a special kind of hurt.
Anyway, Colin, we did the chrome before installing the window, but the rope technique we used on the chrome should work without pulling the window, assuming you can get the old chrome out cleanly. Mom has given me the go-ahead to buy her a new rear window seal WITH chrome this time, to gussy the convertible back up to 1969 quality standards. I will attempt my test, take lots of clear photographs, and get back to you in less than a month, or before you get back to the BobD anyway.
1969 Beetle chrome is an aluminum strip with a semi-circular cross section that must be installed with the glass out.
And would ripping out the old stuff damage the seal in any way? I've never even seen something that would resemble that description……