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    Quarter Window Seal Install -- Trick for Vertical Section?

    Hi Everyone:

    I have embarked upon the "fun" task of replacing my pop-out quarter window seals and have run into a road block. That block is the vertical section of the trim.

    Having used copious amounts of Dawn +hot water and learned the technique, I have managed to get every portion of the trim properly seated . . . except the vertical section.

    What gives? Is there something that I'm missing? It seems like a constant struggle with no hope in sight.

    Thanks in advance!

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    DOH! Well . . . this doesn't happen often. It was as if the seal knew I had reached out.

    For those attempting this in the future, my suggestion is to start with the vertical edge and thread the seal into a corner to get the vertical side started. That was all it took.

    Oh my was this fun.

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    I am also stuck It seems the corner brackets are in the way of the seal. So there is no room for the aluminum vertical piece to seat itself. Does the rubber go under the bracket or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by raspy2point2 View Post
    I am also stuck It seems the corner brackets are in the way of the seal. So there is no room for the aluminum vertical piece to seat itself. Does the rubber go under the bracket or what?
    Yes, I wrestled with this for an hour or two before I changed my approach.

    Starting with a corner (a 90 degree corner, not the rounded one), I peeled open the seal to reveal the inner rubber and stuffed it into the channel, then slid it down. It seated right away. The first time, I only slid in a few inches and it wasn't enough. I backed everything out and slid in a larger section (approx. 5"). Using the larger section as a starting point, I then pressed hard and slid my fingers down the vertical edge while applying lots of pressure. This seated 90% of the vertical edge. I then applied targeted pressure and a bit of rolling to the remaining portions to get everything seated.

    I'm still not at 100%, but this might be as good as it gets.
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    thanks I will try that. Also my friend did a quarter and cut the inner rubber seal a little short and ended putting some dum dum in the corner to hide the two corners not meeting.
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    How do the corner brackets that screw on play in the sealing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by raspy2point2 View Post
    How do the corner brackets that screw on play in the sealing?
    I got 3 of 4 without issue. The final one (the lowest, in my case) required some decent pressure on the outside of the trim to get the hole in perfect alignment so that the screw would thread.

    FYI -- If you are using a genuine seal like I did, no cutting should be necessary.

    FYI #2 -- I also found that the seal's flap (which faces the front of the car on the vertical edge) overlaps the door seal on the outside.

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    The flap is to go under the door seal.
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