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Postby ross.cheeks » 20 Feb 2007, 19:03

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?
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Postby UpNorth » 20 Feb 2007, 20:31

I though Chevette windscreen seals were designed to leak - all mine have done!

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Postby ross.cheeks » 20 Feb 2007, 22:00

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.
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Postby Shellysowner » 20 Feb 2007, 23:03

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.
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Postby UpNorth » 21 Feb 2007, 17:46

That's the way, otherwise it's a smear it on the outside job - real nice!
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Postby Doive » 23 Feb 2007, 20:08

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...
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 23 Feb 2007, 21:46

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.
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Postby ross.cheeks » 12 Mar 2007, 17:33

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.
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Postby Shellysowner » 12 Mar 2007, 17:43

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!
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Postby ross.cheeks » 12 Mar 2007, 17:45

i was thinking about that as i dont plan on using them any way
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Postby UpNorth » 13 Mar 2007, 14:11

Yeah 'security' musn't have been as big an issue in the 70s
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