windscreen lower glazing rubber

GRTV8

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I pulled the wiper valance off as I want to address the untidy heater box top.
Can-o-worms underneath.
The curved bar needed dressing and moulded glazing rubber was broken and useless.
Easy fix -ordered a new rubber from Scott's Old Rubber.
Sorted the holding strip with rust kill and new paint. At least it hadn't rotted
The sponge under the bottom of the screen was totalled.
I picked up this expanding foam seal in a pack and shoved it in the cleaned up area. Fortunately no rust, so a bit of dressing and am excited with the result.
Will it last 50 years ? like the original product.
As soon as the glazing rubber arrives from Oz I can finish off that little tangent then look at that heater box top.
 

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SydneyRoverP6B

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Hi Gerald,

The channel rubber forms the gutter for directing water off to extremities, otherwise it comes through the heat vents. You can guess how I know this ;) If the rubber has chemical constituents suitable for the application, then it should by definition last a reasonable amount of time. Look forward to seeing some pics once its all done :).

Ron.
 

jp928

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Have just done this rubber replacement. My foam was much worse - completely disintegrated when poked with a wire. Scotts also has one version of the foam. Sometimes you may find you need more hands. In the end I chocked the screen up tight with wood struts (~4-3/4" long) at the bottom outer corners , against the base of the bonnet hinge. I found the rubber tended to peel off the metal strip while I was trying to instal it, so I lightly glued it to the metal where it fits on the small flange. I got the centre support off to clean and paint - loosen both bolts well off, then remove one, slip the plate off that bolt, refit the washer and nut, spin all the way up the thread, remove other nut&washer, slip plate off, refit washer&nut. Refit is reverse, so you dont loose the mounting of the stud plate. When remounting the plate have a magnet on a stick handy, you are bound to drop something down between the body and the heater.Good time to service the wiper motor and its gubbins, check the delay works etc.
 

GRTV8

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Doing these little mundane jobs on the P6 gives me a great deal of pleasure.
Imagine the last time someone touched your P6 there , he was probably on the Sollihul production line.
I have a neighbour who whenever he sees me doing something like the above ,wanders over to give me grief about owning a troublesome car. and then proceeds to get very interested in how P6 things go together
 

GRTV8

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Ok -things have ticked along nicely.
The new glazing rubber arrived.
Put in an online order for a glazing rubber from "Scotts Old Rubber" in Victoria Oz and it turned up on my doorstep within a week [Im in NZ]
Having rust protected and black enamelled everything south of the front screen -
I buggered around trying to get the new rubber in.
Pre assembled in the mounting rail -NO.
Tried mounting rail first then the rubber -NO
Put the rubber onto the lower screen then attached the mounting rail -Yes.
Tightened all the bolts up ever so snugly and took a pic.
Put the valance back on and now you can't see what amazing stuff Ive done.
 

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jp928

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Didnt think of fitting the rubber to the glass first- good idea! I applied a very thin (1/16") bead of sealant to the glass-rubber join just to be sure the water didnt get into that channel.
 

GRTV8

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Didnt think of fitting the rubber to the glass first- good idea! I applied a very thin (1/16") bead of sealant to the glass-rubber join just to be sure the water didnt get into that channel.
Hadn't thought of that. I won't lose any sleep though as things are very tight after resetting the mounting posts.
Next time I'll add some sealant to be sure.
 
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