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leaking!

PostPosted: 20 Feb 2007, 19:03
by ross.cheeks
basically the windscreen seal thing is all sh1t and perished and it collecting water rite in the corner adn then leaking and letign the water in. whats my best plan of attack. if i need a new one how much am i looking at and whod be best to do it.

how much would a full set or seals for the whole car cost?

PostPosted: 20 Feb 2007, 20:31
by UpNorth
I though Chevette windscreen seals were designed to leak - all mine have done!

In the intermediate, shove a rolled-up tea-towel into the corners & change 'em whenever it's rained. In the mean time don't forget to lift the carpets & dry the carpets & floor.

PostPosted: 20 Feb 2007, 22:00
by ross.cheeks
as for sealing it up is there anything i can use to sort of block it up, my house mate said sumin about some "seek and sea"l or something.

PostPosted: 20 Feb 2007, 23:03
by Shellysowner
I had a problem with a slight leak in the corner of my windscreen and fixed it with a bit of silicon bathroom sealant. It works best as a 2 man job - one person to fold the seal back, one person to apply the sealant.

PostPosted: 21 Feb 2007, 17:46
by UpNorth
That's the way, otherwise it's a smear it on the outside job - real nice!

PostPosted: 23 Feb 2007, 20:08
by Doive
I reckon mine must have leaked once upon a day, as a previous owner has placed a nice smear of mastic along the outside corner of the screen. Water does collect in that area, but doesn't seem to leak through. The floor is still wet, but that's the battery tray...

PostPosted: 23 Feb 2007, 21:46
by Shuvit-pinto
The Seek 'N' Seal stuff made by Comma works very well if its a small leak. My hatch windscreen was leaking in the passenger corner when I got it.

I used Seek 'N' Seal and its been fine ever since. Must dry out the area as best you can to get the excess water out and then squish some of the seal stuff in and let it do its work.

PostPosted: 12 Mar 2007, 17:33
by ross.cheeks
how much would it cost to get a new set of seals?

also i noticed that the clips/hinges holding the rear quaters in place are not doing what they should as the arent holding the glass where it should be its sliped down if that makes sense.

PostPosted: 12 Mar 2007, 17:43
by Shellysowner
This might sound a bit drastic but I'd get some solid glass and dispose of the opening quarters altogether myself. Generally not very watertight and not very burglar-tight!... although lets face it security isn't a huge issue as its easier to get in the doors!

PostPosted: 12 Mar 2007, 17:45
by ross.cheeks
i was thinking about that as i dont plan on using them any way

PostPosted: 13 Mar 2007, 14:11
by UpNorth
Yeah 'security' musn't have been as big an issue in the 70s