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Re: Where to purchase weatherstriping (5/15)
 2/8/18 9:49am
kd4hxd
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Crossville, TN - USA

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1996 Polo Green Coupe


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Thanks... I'll check them out  
Re: Where to purchase weatherstriping (6/15)
 2/14/18 1:39pm
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I replaced all my weatherstriping by a professional shop recommended to me by another C4 owner. I purchased all the items new through Corvette Central. In just two short months the A-pillar began to break down and best way to describe is that it just crumbled. I was so disappointed because I should have at least complained to Corvette Central. I believe replacing the A pillar is the most difficult and time consuming of all the C4 weatherstriping.  I just spoke with a restorer last night who is willing to replace the A pillar with a new one. We haven't discussed the price. Please just be careful with the quality you buy. I will most likely have it replaced again, but not sure where to buy. I am the second owner of this 1993 Coupe and have owned it for 21 years. I take great care of it and it is garaged. Cant explain why the weatherstripiing replacement disintegrated so quickly. Thanks. Felipe

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Re: Where to purchase weatherstriping (7/15)
 2/14/18 7:41pm
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1993 LT1 convertible triple black 4L60 2003 Zo6 Electron/Black 6 sp


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Sir, Just because you only had it for a short time does not mean it hasn't sat on a shelf for a VERY long time. IMHO, the EPDM compound does not last very long at all. Most of it is formed in a area that cannot understand or speak English. The latex compound is OEM quality, so it's a better product.
Re: Where to purchase weatherstriping (8/15)
 2/14/18 7:50pm
Felipe
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Thank you for responding and I appreciate your comments. I just want to be certain that this time I am purchasing the best quality available which I thought I was buying, because it's the labor that is so expensive, although I have considered doing it myself. Still have all the receipts, but that doesn't help me now. Anyway my car is not perfect, but it is the front windshield and side windows that is ugly and a distraction. If anyone can recommend someone in Las Vegas to do the replacement, please let me know. I really want to get this fixed. Thanks Felipe  

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Re: Where to purchase weatherstriping (9/15)
 2/21/18 2:26pm
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Omaha, NE - USA

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I purchased a full kit of replacement weather stripping from Metro Molded Parts. It was well produced, easy to work with and has held up very well. It was a bit more expensive than some of the other sources but worth it.
They have a lifetime warranty.
 
The job took a full weekend but the difference is night and day.
 
I'd recommend this supplier. Their number is 1 (800) 878-2237. They also have a good website.
Re: Where to purchase weatherstriping (10/15)
 2/21/18 2:43pm
Felipe
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I ordered latex weatherstripping for the A-Pillar and targa sides through another vendor. Research convinces me that latex is the best option.  Expected to arrive next week and I have an appointment to install here locally. I hope to provide and update concerning the quality. I just want to do this one time right.  The best video I have found for the A-Pillar installation is through www.prp.com telephone number 800-367-8241. I spoke with them yesterday and although they make it look easy, removing the old adhesive is apparently the hardest part. Thanks!  

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Re: Where to purchase weatherstriping (11/15)
 5/30/23 9:51pm
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1996 Convertible - White w/black ragtop


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Hello: I have a 1996 Corvette convertible that leaks badly. I previously purchased the weatherstripping for the soft top (not sure what material it is, latex or other...), thinking I could install myself. But then it became evident that the entire car needs weatherstripping replacement. I've finally found someone willing to install, if I obtain all the pieces needed first. I am currently doing comparison pricing and need some guidance. First, is OEM latex indeed the better choice...or EPDM? Have heard arguments for both sides. Second, is the 4 piece body weatherstripping kit offered at, i.e., Corvette Central, the only pieces I'll need? Thanks so much for your input! 🙏😊

Re: Where to purchase weatherstriping (12/15)
 5/31/23 1:28pm
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I did the web research for my 91 and got confused with the wide range in prices and materials. I finally ordered a full set for my coupe from , The Corvette Rubber Company (Made in USA). Top notch quality and fit and priced right. Don't cheap it. Easy to use website.



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Re: Where to purchase weatherstriping (13/15)
 5/31/23 1:30pm
elvis628
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Nassau, NY - USA

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Also, thoughts on whether "window sweeps" are necessary to replace? Never heard of them and have seen them offered for purchase on only one site. Thanks!

Re: Where to purchase weatherstriping (14/15)
 6/6/23 9:48am
John M
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I've done full restorations on many vehicles including 3 Corvette's. I personally used Steele Rubber Products for all my weatherstripping needs. I've tried using a couple of Corvette outlets only to be very disappointed. Steele Rubber has given me 100% confidence in their products. Just my opinion.

 

Re: Windshield retainers for C4 Convertible (15/15)
 6/14/23 11:45am
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I have For Sale the left and right windshield retainers moldings (GM # Left 14049031  Right 14049032)

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