Window seal leaks

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  1. berg2695

    berg2695 Veteran Member

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    20210519_121047.jpg The weatherstrip channels have slotted holes. Maybe there is some room to adjust them outward a little.
     
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    Ok, so there should be two gaskets in that pic:
    1. a gasket between that piece, and the water rail (which isnt in your pic)
    2. A gasket between the water rail and B-pillar/Body

    And then 3M Super Black to get the weather strip into that channel.

    Also, buy these... it will help a LOT. That really wide tool is what I used to ensure that the edge went into the channel without tearing.

    https://www.amazon.com/Interior-Fas...jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
     
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    You should be able to get it as close as it can be by just adjusting the window glass....I don't see the need to have 1/4" of foam under the tracks...
     
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    There is supposed to be 1/8" of foam between the body of the car and the window channel. It came from the factory like that.
     
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    Does anyone have pics of properly adjusted windows, would like to see how these should look when they fit correctly.
     
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    About an 1/8" tighter at B/P on rt side,
    Better than GM
     
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    Thanks, way better fit than mine, what brand of seals are you running?
     
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    MetroMold Seals are generally considered better than SoffSeal, both in quality and heat resistance. But if you live in a temperate climate, SoffSeal is probably fine.

    There is a 3rd vendor in the market now - I think it is called Steele Rubber Products, but I dont know of anyone who has tried their product.
     

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