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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby simonbuk » Thu 25.01.2018, 17:45

So where did that end cap come from ?!
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby par » Thu 25.01.2018, 19:51

Steve A wrote:Progress (at last!)
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Looks good Steve!

The contrast with the red really shows how neat the seal looks, especially if your old trim was as perished as mine was :D
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby par » Thu 25.01.2018, 19:51

simonbuk wrote:So where did that end cap come from ?!


Hand crafted by the master of seals AKA Jamie!
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Rambo » Thu 25.01.2018, 20:30

Shame about all that shabby foam stuff to the right of the end cap. You need a word in the ear of oor "Jamie the Seal"
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Steve A » Thu 25.01.2018, 21:35

Rambo wrote:Shame about all that shabby foam stuff to the right of the end cap. You need a word in the ear of oor "Jamie the Seal"


That's already well in hand :wink: just time and weather slowing things down :roll:

BTW I haven't sprayed my car Orange :lol:
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Steve A » Fri 26.01.2018, 01:03

simonbuk wrote:So where did that end cap come from ?!


Early Honda HRV
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Steve A » Sun 28.01.2018, 20:10

:D Here's my drivers side with the new window seal fitted, just some minor fettling to do here and there but all in all I'm pleased with the outcome 8)

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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Jamie N » Mon 29.01.2018, 11:15

Well done Steve you have done a great job there. :clap:

I think these strips are a fantastic replacement for several reasons, they hold the glass a good bit tighter as they close onto the seals, the originals are just flimsy and allow too much side to side movement. They way they connect with the plastic clips is superior and will never rust away, plus the whole weather strip itself is stainless steel underneath the top finish, so they are going to last the lifetime of the car.

The earliest HRV's are almost as old as the last S2's and I have not seen any so far that were a perished mess with cracks all along them, they appear to be made well.

The best bit... find a 3dr HRV breaking and they will be less than a fiver!. :-D The downside is removing the old originals, the screws are more often than not rotted badly, and poor access to some. What condition were the screws on yours Steve?... and Par! ;-) .
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby par » Mon 29.01.2018, 13:37

Jamie N wrote:-D The downside is removing the old originals, the screws are more often than not rotted badly, and poor access to some. What condition were the screws on yours Steve?... and Par! ;-) .


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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Steve A » Mon 29.01.2018, 14:25

par wrote:
Jamie N wrote:-D The downside is removing the old originals, the screws are more often than not rotted badly, and poor access to some. What condition were the screws on yours Steve?... and Par! ;-) .


One word - "Dremel"

I didn't need a Dremel because I'd already changed my seals soon after I bought the car.
I did swap my screws for some nice new stainless ones, the originals were looking somewhat "tarnished".

:) Wouldn't it be nice if "somebody" was to come up with a hood cover seal, where the front edge matched up with the line of the door seal :poke:
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Re: Not so Pinky III

Postby Steve A » Fri 16.02.2018, 13:53

Some seal porn for those that appreciate that kind of thing :wink:
The closer you look the more you'll notice 8)

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