My glass guy says they make rear barn door glass rubber seal that is one-piece, much like a windshield rubber. He prefers it. I've never seen it, just the bulk roll type that leaves a gap where the ends meet. Anyone know where/who sells one-piece barn door glass?
I put a set on recently and it made a difference. I used low stick tape to keep inner contact areas from pinching or "rolling over" when closing the door.Then "released" the tape ends allowing the seal to return to its natural position.As stated elsewhere,leave it sit closed for several days.
Well I attempted to rope in my rear barn door glass today; the rubber was exceedingly tight and tore within a couple of inches. I suspect cold weather may have contributed to the failure by making the rubber hard and inflexible. I ordered another set of seals (this is getting expensive) and will try it again with more lubrication and some pre-heating.
And thanks Mark, Krazy Glue bonds the ends together excellently!
I ordered the high-priced rear window seals from Steele - what a difference! Soft, supple and a perfect fit. I anticipate a much easier installation. Will post my results. But at these prices, you sure don't want to damage them!
Steele is pricey but the quality is worth the money. if you think the gasket will be there for next 20+ years with no leaks it doesn't sting as much. Plus in the grand scheme of dollars to it costs to refurb a suburban its a small expense.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison Things may come to those who wait...but only the things left by those who hustle."-Abraham Lincoln
I spoke some time ago by my personal visits to Steele and even ventured to ask them if they'd be interested in a Stovebolt discount for our members. Said NO. I also mentioned they do not "personally" make all their products, who really does? and therefore they are at the mercy of those who make it. My real expensive windshield gasket for my 37 was pitiful...... I actually put the "cheap" one on and it works great. ....i will stop here because as before, even speaking facts, I was hailed as "vendor bashing".
The take here is sometimes we win, sometimes we lose but for me and my money I have found I can do just as good elsewhere. (price the wing vent rubber!) nooo way!