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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:55 pm 
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The lower outer glass weatherstrip is one of those parts that you can't find anywhere.
With years of exposure to the sun they get hard and the lip chips out really badly.
I have found a way to repair them.
You will need the following items to do the job.
Thin angle aluminum that is as long as the weatherstrip.
320/400 sand paper. Wet/dry works best for me.
3M urethane bumper repair filler. This is a 2 part mix that comes out dark grey once it has set.
Carbon black which you can get at a good arts and crafts store. It is mixed into the urethane
bumper filler to turn the grey color to black. Not much is needed to get to black.
They sell black tool dip paint at the automotive parts stores. once the repair is completed
I spray the weaherstrip for a smooth finish and to get everything to one color.
It works great on wiper blade arms too.

How it is done:
remove the weather strip from the car.
Clean all the dirt and crap off of the weather strip. Get in between the two lip seals.
Sand with 320/400 to get the part smooth. It also helps the bumper repair stick and the tool dip black paint.
Slide the angle aluminum in between the two lip seals.
Apply the two part mixed urethane bumper filler as needed to hide the missing chunks of the lip seal.
Let it dry for about 15 minutes, then remove the aluminum angle.
Let set overnight. 24 hours is better.
Reinstall the aluminum angle between the two lips.
Trim the edge of the lip as needed to get a clean line.
Light sand to blend the repair to a smooth finish
Once your happy with the way the weather strip looks you can paint it.
If it still looks bad repeat the repair until your happy with it.
Paint the weatherstrip with the black tool dip paint.
3804 shows the before and after of the repair.

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97 Geo Metro LSI,1.3L-GT-DOHC-16v,4.10 5-speed,A/C,170,000,suspension lowered 1",4 wheel disk brakes,15"alloy wheels with 185/50-15 Toyo's,GT bucket seats,analog oil pressure gauge,cruise control, new paint job. 40 mpg at 65 mph.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:01 pm 
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As always your work is a piece of art .
I always like your posts .

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:54 am 
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Will you be at GeoPlazooza this year?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:02 pm 
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fainya wrote:
Will you be at GeoPlazooza this year?

Hi fainya , Sorry no i will not be there this year .
I hope to go one year to meet all you guys that would be Awesome.
I am so busy at work , That on my vacation time i have so much to do around the house that i have been putting off.
I hope to meet you some time , You are very talented .

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:48 pm 
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I do understand.
If you ever get to Dallas give me a heads up. At least for coffee or lunch.
I enjoy meeting the teamswift members.
Now the Geo Metro Forum guys.............

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:33 am 
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Now that's creative! Awesome job, thanks for sharing :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:53 am 
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The nice thing about the 3M urethane 2 part bumper filler is it will stay flexible for years,
with the proper pigment you can change its color, and it lasts.
I have used it for making other parts and some of those parts are over 5 years old.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:47 am 
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I'm trying to understand how you use the aluminum angle to fix these and do you put some kind of coating on the angle to keep the urethane from sticking ?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:44 pm 
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I am impressed by Fainya's fabrication skills. Won't be long before you figure out how to start stamping out replacement uni-bodies for the rest of us? :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:41 pm 
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Opps! I forgot to mention that I use a mold release agent called a wax candle.
Just rub the candle on the aluminum before using the 3M bumper two part filler.
Or if your into spending money get this .
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CRC-3301-Silico ... 4d27897c07
I have used wax paper also.

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