Body, Paint & Styling Wiper trim

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by Zub131, Tuesday 11th Oct, 2016.

  1. Zub131 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Just noticed this gap when changing the wipers, any ideas how I can seal it up properly?

    Was a bit of junk stuck there as well.
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Oh my days ! That looks like a bodge job of a windscreen replacement !
     
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  3. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    It sure does you can see the black sealant hanging out !!!!
    Have you had it replaced?
     
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  4. Zub131 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Ah really?

    Not since I've owned it last couple of months I've not replaced it. There was like black bubble gum type thing underneath.

    What do you guys suggest best thing to sort it?
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Take the wipers off, take the plastic cover off and cut the sealant so that it is flat.
     
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  6. Zub131 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    After i remove sealant should I not reseal with something ?
     
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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    You'd only be cutting off what is sticking out right ?

    In theory you shouldn't need to add any more seal but if the windscreen hasn't been put in properly then you may need to re-think your options.
     
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  8. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    If your car insurance covers windscreen replacement then hit it with a hammer...
     
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  9. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Becareful cutting the sealent out. One wrong cut and you could have a leak in the cock pit.

    I'd leave it or like above smash the screen.
    Just make sure you watch the guy and hope he scrapes all the old stuff out
     
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  10. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    If you're not confident doing it yourself taking it someone to get it done for you !
     
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  11. Zub131 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I guess I can't just put tape on it?
     
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  12. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Well, you could. But that would be just as shite.
     
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  13. garf8v Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Just in case it happens, I discovered I have had a replacement screen, and there is a secondary trim piece missing along the top. It looks OK, but the secondary trim holds the main rubber in place. When travelling long and quick, the wind gradually lifts the rubber, and suddenly you have a frightful racket as the rubber flails about on your roof! Luckily no harm done, and I kept the rubber intact. Might be worth checking how secure yours is at the top as well.
     
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