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 Post subject: Rubber seal reviver.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:25 am 
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My daughter has a mini cooper convertible and the seal where the leading edge of the soft-top bit meets above the windscreen is leaking ever so slightly at 1 corner. There is a rubber seal that runs the width where the 2 meet and I'm wondering its its gone a bit hard and not as effective as it once was. Considering the seal costs nigh on £250, I thought I'd ask if anyone has any positive experience of a rubber reviver, ( one that makes it soft again ) and if so which one.
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 Post subject: Re: Rubber seal reviver.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:22 pm 
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Try some glycerine. Available from chemists, cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber seal reviver.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:08 pm 
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Try AF Platenclene Cleaning Pump Spray


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber seal reviver.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:03 am 
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Silicone spray from Halfords is also an option

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 Post subject: Re: Rubber seal reviver.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:27 am 
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thanks for the suggestions chaps - i'll look into them. Hopefully I can get away with just reviving the rubber seal.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubber seal reviver.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:11 pm 
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Car Model: 900T16s, Daihatsu Charade GTti
I've used Wurth gummi fit on my Mazda which has frameless windows so vital the rubber is in good condition, does it work? No idea but seemed the best thing from the research I done :corn:


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