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bumps on window rubber seals

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Post by Andyk Sat 19 Sep 2020 - 16:26

I had lots of lumps/bumps on the rubber seals above both windows and on the seals on the 'A' pillars that I was keen to get to the bottom of. After pulling one of the roof/side window seals partly off, I found the seals clip in to an aluminium bracket. The lumps in the rubber seal is where the aluminium was starting to oxidise under the seal and forming a white powder (causing the bumps).

It turned out quite an easy job to pull the seals off the bracket starting at the front as far as needed, clean out the powder and then apply some white lithium grease to the bracket to protect it. I then did the same for the 'A' pillar seals starting from the bottom working up. It looks far better now and at least I know what was causing the seals to bulge out. I had visions of having to replace the seals at several hundreds of pounds at some point if it got worse. A bit of nervousness pulling the seals of at first, but not to difficult a job in the end.

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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Sat 19 Sep 2020 - 21:48

Excellent bit of detective work Andy...my seals are a bit "lumpy" as well...I'll check for the same issues as you found 👍
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Post by Andyk Sat 19 Sep 2020 - 21:52

@'Old'SeaDog wrote:Excellent bit of detective work Andy...my seals are a bit "lumpy" as well...I'll check for the same issues as you found 👍
if you need any more info let me know.

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Post by pittstop Wed 14 Oct 2020 - 13:22

Didn't spot this post until today.

It gave me the incentive to pull my nearside roof seal & have a clean out in there with silicon spray.

For some reason only the nearside was affected.

No more bumps.

Great!
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