Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

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Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby yellow3800 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:51 am

What are we doing now to repair our exterior window-wiper rubber trim piece on the door between mirror and door handle pillar?

You know, the part that GM quit making a long time ago?

Is there rubber we can buy to put into this part to freshen it up?

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Re: Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby Asylum » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:53 am

Jon was looking into this and got absolutely nowhere!


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Re: Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby yellow3800 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:07 am

Anyone modify or fix these?

Maybe buy rubber strips [I'll check jcwhitney] and tack it on both window side and the door skin side?



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Re: Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:49 pm

It would cost us around 3-5k to have someone design a extrusion mold and we would have to buy them in quantity with a min order value of 1k IIRC... I have a thread on it, but we would need someone to design the profile for us as well as pick the material to be use and so on, the place I found will only make them if we have ALL of that laid out.

I am working on modifying my own with an aftermarket dew wipe I got online to see if it works. I've just been too busy working on other projects...



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Re: Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby Asylum » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:54 pm

On a somewhat related issue, I have a spare one here with no cracks or tears but it is pretty hard.

How would I soften it up?


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Re: Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:09 pm

I don't think you can... It's just like a dash, once it's dried up it's done... it's the material they use and it's just sun baked.



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Postby woody90gtz » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:21 pm

Yup, and I think even all the good ones now will be junk shortly. I put a good pair on my car in '09 and it's already cracked. And god knows that car has seen more time in the garage than it ever should have in that span of time...


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Re: Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby Asylum » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:30 pm

I hear ya. Mine are just fine right now but who knows? And this car is always indoors.

I also need to find something to keep the boots on the euro mirrors soft.

But we are a bit off topic now. My Bad!


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Re: Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby Koots » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:20 pm

Brake fluid is pretty good for softening up rubber, from what I was told and have seen.

I have only done it to soften up newer seals on newer vehicles, so it might not be that effective on old brittle stuff.



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Re: Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby BerettaMN » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:52 pm

Soff seal makes a supposed universal one that's cut to fit. Looks kind of close. If anyone has the original parts number or a superceded number try looking it up on www.partsvoice.com. I use d this site to find tons of oem trim and parts no one else has.



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Re: Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:04 am

BerettaMN wrote:If anyone has the original parts number or a superceded number try looking it up on http://www.partsvoice.com. I use d this site to find tons of oem trim and parts no one else has.


I highly doubt anyone would EVER find OEM external dew strips available online somewhere still, and if anyone did I'm putting out the offer that I would pay you 1k for them. That's simply because I do not believe any online sales store would have these in stock or hidden on a shelf somewhere... Hell GM vintage parts doesn't even have any. I know some have gotten lucky and find the occasional person on Ebay that has one or two stashed away but even that has become a long lost dream.

I ordered some generic felt dew belt strip online from a company that was pretty close to the top rubber profile, it doesn't have the lower inner curve that the OEM ones have but if we could just get something to replace the top exposed rubber I think that is all we need. I'm working on retrofitting them to the OEM metal part.



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Re: Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby BerettaMN » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:18 am

It would be worth a shot. I found some bumper chrome and a few trim pieces which no one had and searched eBay for years. This site searches dealers and collector dealers that buy remaining stock of obsolete parts.



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Re: Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:28 am

here are the PN's they have been searched OVER AND OVER AGAIN!

22575524
22575525

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Re: Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby Z26_T » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:13 pm

Brake fluid is possible but risky or you can try spray silicon lubricant. Its worth a shot to try and soften them. I use spray silicon lubricant on all weather stripping to keep it soft.


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Re: Exterior Door Window Trim moulding

Postby Travelor » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:45 pm

I tested the seal off a Z34 Lumina this weekend, but its about an inch too short...


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