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weatherstrip treatment? (1/7)
 4/28/22 2:50pm
lkedmiston
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Williamsburg, PA - USA

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What are people in the know using on their rear hatch seal to keep the window from tearing it apart?  I just had to replace one after only three years, and considering my new one cost about twice as much as the one in the dumpster, I'd really like to make it last as long as possible!

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Re: weatherstrip treatment? (2/7)
 4/29/22 12:31am
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A silicon gel rubbed into the weatherstripping helps to keep it subtle and moist.  I've had good luck with that in the past.



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Re: weatherstrip treatment? (3/7)
 4/29/22 2:27am
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Like, maybe, NAPA Sil-Glyde?

Re: weatherstrip treatment? (4/7)
 4/29/22 10:48am
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SOLD - 1970 Convertible, Monza Red, Black interior/top, 350ci/300hp, 4sp.

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Sure, that would be one of many choices.  You don't need a lot, just enough so after you've worked it in it doesn't rub off on your clothing if you brush up against it.



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Re: weatherstrip treatment? (5/7)
 4/29/22 12:02pm
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Great!  I have a tube of that, somewhere.  I'll give it a try.  I guess since it's silicone, once I try it, I'm stuck with it.  (see what I did there?)  Thanks for the help!

Re: weatherstrip treatment? (6/7)
 4/29/22 9:17pm
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Re: weatherstrip treatment? (7/7)
 4/30/22 1:02pm
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I suppose if I were building a concourse queen I might consider $42.00 per oz.  My '89 coupe daily driver (8 months a year) will never get a tiara, and the most expensive fluid she sees is gasoline.  Since I already have a leftover 1/2 tube of Sil-Glyde (that makes it free) I'll just go with that.  I contacted the manufacturer (Corvette Rubber Co.)  and they simply said rub some silicone on it.

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