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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:18 pm 
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I plan to remove the aero body panels and want to replace the weather strip between the aero panels and the body panels. The shape appears like a capital T with a slight curvature at the base to attach to the aero panel.
Does anyone know where it can be bought from? I have looked at Woolies and various other suppliers and have seen a similar shape - but not exact. Does anyone have a supplier name and part number?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:37 am 
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I think Removed for GDPR#2 does it.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:09 pm 
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Dr Rock wrote:
I think Removed for GDPR#2 does it.


Thanks – his prices are generally a bit high for my liking. He was selling the bumper chrome strips for twice the price of Saabits and TR Autos. I'd rather spend my money with someone who is more enthusiast focussed!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:40 pm 
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Car Model: 900 T16 2dr
I got mine from Malbrad, it's wider than the original and he is certainly not cheap, I searched the internet for but could not find anything.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:25 pm 
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All c900 stuff is only rising in cost as far as I can see very few bargains out there now sadly....


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:59 pm 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Hi, I used phoenix trim supplies when I replaced my rubber trim between my aero kit and bodywork on my T16S. They are very helpful.

Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:24 pm 
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1985T16s wrote:
Hi, I used phoenix trim supplies when I replaced my rubber trim between my aero kit and bodywork on my T16S. They are very helpful.

Hope this helps.

Excellent thanks - any chance you could advise the part number?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:57 pm 
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Ok I have managed to find a decent replacement for the rubber strip – but I am struggling to find something to stick on with. Any recommendations for bonding rubber to plastic? Have tried sikaflex 291i but it is not strong enough.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:57 pm 
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Car Model: 900 T16 2dr
I just used double sided tape , the same as the original, is the new rubber similar to the original or wider?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:27 pm 
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Thanks Ian, I did think about the tape – but have since spoken to my local Saab independent – he has recommended a different type of sikaflex. It is only the rear panel that does not fit well, because there isn't much surface area. He advises to stick it down, then when dry back fill the gap.
He has done a few this way so will give this a try.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:11 pm 
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What you can do if the panel doesn't fit is mask off the surrounding area then use tiger seal pushing it right into the gap then use a piece of thin wood to spread the force and jam another bit against it and a wall then wipe off surplus immediately with panel wipe or you wont be able to clean it off when cured even with thinners, I hope this is of some help.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:08 am 
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Thanks Ian – seem to have sorted it now. Used Sikaflex 521 - masked the top of the panel leaving a very slight gap, then plenty of 521 on the rubber. Clean up with white spirit – left overnight and they are very secure.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:14 pm 
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What was the rubber strip you used eventually?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:27 pm 
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nrm wrote:
What was the rubber strip you used eventually?


After getting.a number of samples I went for this: https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/product/1783/rubber-extrusion. It is a good fit for the door panel and the panels either side of it. It fits fine on the rear quarter as well but you have to pack it out underneath because there is less surface area for the rubber to adhere to.
I left the original strip on the front quarters, it looked very fiddly to do - because it is not flat with an upward kink at the front. I’m sure it could be done, but the condition of the existing strip was good so I didn’t see the point. I did also source a squared of U shape strip that fits quite nicely on the front quarters only. Which I might use if the front strips deteriorate or get damaged.


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