1987 740 GLE -- Weatherstripping on windshield -- alternatives

Discussion in 'Volvo 740' started by jamiebabineaux@gmail.com, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. Guest

    I have found a site that sells used chrome/black weatherstripping off
    of Volvos. Has anyone replaced their OEM windshield weatherstripping
    with an alternative, like all black rubber and no chrome?

    I took off my strips last night because the plastic/rubber was so
    damaged I wanted to remove only the rubber and replace it. In the
    meantime I destroyed many clips that mount the strips. I know they
    slide off, but some were already broken so I removed them all.

    So, my choices are:

    1) purchase new clips and order used replacement OEM strips

    2) purchase new clips and buy just the rubber that can be glued onto
    the existing strips

    2) Find an all black replacement that will go where the chrome went and
    use this instead. Instead of hard chrome with a rubber edge, this would
    be soft rubber all around.

    Any thoughts?
     
    , Feb 24, 2006
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  2. Guest

    OK, the plan dujour is to replace the glass first. I removed all traces
    of old rubber from the chrome trim. I bought new clips and will install
    the chrome strips and clips over the new glass and then intead of
    having rubber will use the sealer from the hardware store specifically
    designed for this area. I want to reduce wind noise and keep out water
    while not creating an adhesive that will glue the strips to the
    chassis. If I glue them, I won't be able to remove them next time.
     
    , Mar 1, 2006
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