Quarter window weather strip help

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machattack

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Howdy,

I need to replace the qrt window weather strip. Can someone lead the way on how to remove the Chrome strip from the window ?  Hate to bust the glass. Also can you purchase the rubber weather strip (the one that touches the front windows separately? 

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Hey, you do not need to remove the stainless channel from the 1/4 glass to replace the w-strip

The w-strip slides out the bottom of the channel , bottom of the channel will be bent in a bit , you need to open it up-  soapy water will help getting it out and back in

New w-strips are available in USA and import made versions  - both by Daniel Carpenter - several sellers on ebay and elsewhere are advertising Daniel carpenter and not

saying where they are made, so  watch out for that.

 

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It's true that you don't HAVE to remove the stainless channel from the glass.  I have found that in about half the cases, the channel pulls off while I am working on spreading the crimp at the bottom.  If you do remove it, you will need to replace the U-shaped rubber  that grips the glass between the glass and the channel.  Depending on what you are trying to achieve, I like to remove the channel so I can polish it up easily before reinstalling it. 

 

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Thanks Guys! 

WEW  thats a relief not to remove it :) ....... I went ahead and jewel buffed the chrome trim on the window. 

 

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It’s been a month or two, but I am pretty sure I pulled my weather strips out from the top and inserted them from the top.  I just had to work the edge over on the bottom side once it was in that far.  I can’t image trying to install and remove from the bottom—there is a big chuck of rubber on the top that seems like it would make that impossible to do.

 
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