Rear Window Rubber Seal

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Tesla

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The rear windows on my 1990 Micra LS are those flap out type.

The rubber that goes around the edge of the window frame has prohbably shrunk so doesnt freely fit into the corner any longer?

What sort of adhesive can I use to hold it in place?

Cheers,

Chris
 
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scott

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if u take the seal off and soak it in very hot water for a while it will regain its suppleness and regain its original shape in theory.
I use this technique on my carb intake manifold rubbers on my kawasaki.
 
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How hot are we talking? Kettle hot or tap hot? Or a mix in between?
Thanks mate. :)
 
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kettle hot, in theory it rebonds the molecular structure of the rubber which re-activates the memory properties of the material.
 
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Tesla

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Thanks mate. Ideally how long should I leave it in there for? 5mins?
 
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scott

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until it becomes more pliable just a few minutes should do
 
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Ok cheers. I'll give it a go when there is some light about. i.e. the morning! lol.

Thanks again!
 

quickdraw

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if that dont work and u NEEd to bond it on then stikaflex is your answer. available in multi colour s from black white grey etc.:D

but the answer given is what i was gonna suggest also

wayne
 
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It worked a treat the rubber went all soft and i pushed it all in place and 10hours later its all still there in the same place.

Thanks guys. I think I'll do the other window aswell as its not a perfect fit and was only like a 10min job :)

Appreciated!
 
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good,good but dont tell everyone coz its classafied info:laugh:
 
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