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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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installing MGB GT door window seals
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 14, 2014 10:20PM

My new rubber seals want to fold over on themselves when I crank the windows down...

I guess they'll harden up over time, but I'm wondering if there's some sort of lubricant I can apply to the seals so the window glass doesn't tug on them so much. Or maybe there's a better idea.

Can you share a clue with me?


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
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Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: installing MGB GT door window seals
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: July 14, 2014 10:41PM

I wonder if rain-X would help on the window? Or how about using some wax paper, pull your seal away from the window and rub the wax on the seal? Amaz Sealer would probably work better than rain-x on the window, it has some silicone in the sealer.

Just some brain storming, they might sound weird but might work!

I will bring some Amaz sealer to the meet for you to try Curtis.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/16/2014 10:55AM by 74ls1tr6.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: installing MGB GT door window seals
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 15, 2014 09:32PM

I had some Rain-X on the shelf, so I applied that to the glass today. I also applied a little WD-40 to the rubber seals. I think the passenger side seal is sliding a little better, but the driver side seal is still sticking (and folding over) pretty bad. I'm concerned that the seals will tear if I don't find a way to reduce the grip.

I suspect these new (made in China) seals were made with a stickier rubber formulation than MG used back in the day. I really hate the idea of Chinese parts on my car. When I saw the made-in-China label, I should have sent these seals back to the vendor.

Still looking for ideas.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: installing MGB GT door window seals
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: July 16, 2014 08:21AM

I've used plain silicone spray on the vertical window channels of my truck - definitely helps that condition....how about talcum powder?
I'm assuming that you are talking the bottom scraper seal - you might have to be patient and let it mature/cure and take a set.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/16/2014 08:22AM by ex-tyke.


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: installing MGB GT door window seals
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 17, 2014 01:03AM

Seconds on the talcum powder.

Jim


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: installing MGB GT door window seals
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 17, 2014 10:57AM

I applied graphite yesterday, and it seems to be much more effective than the WD-40 (at least until it gets washed away) but where it got on the outside of the rubber it's shiny.


smelfi
Steve Melfi
Alexandria Ohio
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04/26/2008 07:35AM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB 302

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Re: installing MGB GT door window seals
Posted by: smelfi
Date: July 22, 2014 02:44PM

Curtis,
I have the same problem. Installed new seals last week. Did you get the issue resolved?

Steve



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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: installing MGB GT door window seals
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 23, 2014 09:37AM

yep. graphite worked nicely. didn't try talcum powder, but that might be a little less messy.


rkas3882
randy kassed

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05/30/2010 09:14AM

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1973 mgb gt rover 3.5

Re: installing MGB GT door window seals
Posted by: rkas3882
Date: July 28, 2014 03:57PM

I installed new seals in the fall I think, they do get better after a few weeks, until then I kept putting silicone oil on them and I let them sit in the sun for a while, that helped a lot. They are fine now, no issues and havent had any in a long time with them.


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