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    Rear Window Seal

    Hi is it still possible to get a new rear window seal or is it re-usable.

    The car has had a good respray, they removed all the windows except the rear one and I would like to get it repainted but with the glass out.

    It's a 1991 G60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moreau-Smith View Post
    Hi is it still possible to get a new rear window seal or is it re-usable.

    The car has had a good respray, they removed all the windows except the rear one and I would like to get it repainted but with the glass out.

    It's a 1991 G60.

    Regards

    Richard..........
    Hi Richard,

    as far as I'm aware there's no seal on the rear screen, it's bonded like the front windscreen I believe.

    But the rear screen does have a rubber surround seal trim, if that's the one you mean, which is meant to stop dirt/moisture sitting in cavity around tailgate window frame.

    The rubber surround seal trim is I think part number 535 853 355A 01C
    Only problem is it's been obsolete now for more then 10 years, if yours is removed carefully it can possibly be reused.

    Also you could try SONAX rubber treatment or similar as it can help to preserve the life of exterior rubber trims.

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    Cheers for your response, its in great condition but the body shop masking tapped around it but you can see a prominent line were the tape has been hence I was looking to have the tailgate painted again and refit / replace the seal afterwards.

    Love my Corrado but the lack of spares is a major issue, think it may be the reason they aren't worth as much as everyone predicted several years ago.

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    Richard.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moreau-Smith View Post
    Cheers for your response, its in great condition but the body shop masking tapped around it but you can see a prominent line were the tape has been hence I was looking to have the tailgate painted again and refit / replace the seal afterwards.

    Love my Corrado but the lack of spares is a major issue, think it may be the reason they aren't worth as much as everyone predicted several years ago.

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    Richard.........
    I disagree they can be worth a lot if you provide evidence that they are in good condition.

    The rear seals are a pain been obsolete a proper job is to remove the seals as mentioned , however there are special tool/wire that can lift the rubber seals so you paint a fair bit under the seal so you would not see the line, your body shop should have these really.
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    A good glass specialist will be able to remove both the seal and the rear screen intact if they know what they are doing and are very careful. The trick is finding one.

    I know of a guy here in Ireland who did a full respray, and the windscreen guys that were brought in by the body shop were able to remove and then refit everything down to the rear quarters for a factory finish, reusing all the seals and trims - but it took some time. The worst part is if a part or some trim has been bonded incorrectly after a repair - that's where things start to go wrong.
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    You can buy a second hand tailgate for £100. Buy one with a good rubber smash the screen out and the rubber will just peel off, clean it up, give some rubber treatment and it will look like new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fendervg View Post
    A good glass specialist will be able to remove both the seal and the rear screen intact if they know what they are doing and are very careful. The trick is finding one.

    I know of a guy here in Ireland who did a full respray, and the windscreen guys that were brought in by the body shop were able to remove and then refit everything down to the rear quarters for a factory finish, reusing all the seals and trims - but it took some time. The worst part is if a part or some trim has been bonded incorrectly after a repair - that's where things start to go wrong.
    I had my tailgate repainted by JMR in Littlehampton. Their windscreen guy removed the seal and the rear screen and put it all back together after a small amount on welding a full respray. This was a first class job and certainly not a bodge.
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    It was the previous owner that had it painted its a good job but a few corners were cut such as the rear screen not being removed, suspension and exhaust its cost me a fortune so far £1600) in 4 weeks sorting out the mechanical areas the previous owner ignored. I wasn't expecting to do as much.

    Would really appreciate it if there is anyone local (Solihull / Midlands Area) with a fully sorted Corrado that I could have a look at to see what else needs doing.

    Trying to do the right thing by the car but its hard when you dont have a reference point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw rule View Post
    Hi Richard,

    as far as I'm aware there's no seal on the rear screen, it's bonded like the front windscreen I believe.

    But the rear screen does have a rubber surround seal trim, if that's the one you mean, which is meant to stop dirt/moisture sitting in cavity around tailgate window frame.

    The rubber surround seal trim is I think part number 535 853 355A 01C
    Only problem is it's been obsolete now for more then 10 years, if yours is removed carefully it can possibly be reused.

    Also you could try SONAX rubber treatment or similar as it can help to preserve the life of exterior rubber trims.

    Si

    Not used SONAX products before, having had a quick look I found a stick version, rubber treatment with foam applicator, or exterior plastic treatment gel?? Which one works best?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vr6monkey View Post
    Not used SONAX products before, having had a quick look I found a stick version, rubber treatment with foam applicator, or exterior plastic treatment gel?? Which one works best?
    I only use the liquid stick Sonax as my mates son does valeting, he's always said it works well.
    I think the gel versions are for exterior plastic trim, you can possibly use it on some rubbers. But you've got to be careful of your paint, as some products/versions can mark it, or take longer to polish out.

    The Wurth Gummi rubber treatment stick is I think silicon free, and so is the Sonax stick I believe.

    Video of Sonax stick
    https://youtu.be/dyL9oKCUQ6c

    A bit of info on car trim care:
    https://guidetodetailing-com.cdn.amp...eating-trim%2F

    Si
    Had MK2 1.8 Scirocco Scarla 1998 to 2002
    had it lowered on original wheels,
    K&N air fitler and Janspeed exhaust system.

    Now have 94 M reg Corrado 2.0 16v since 2002 still got it, been off the road now since early 2015
    hoping to get it finished this year.

    Also have a 2015 Seat Ibiza TSI i-tech as my daily driver. Plus I'm on The SEAT Forum.

    Link to 16v torque settings & ECU pin locations.
    http://the-corrado.net/showthread.ph...fuel-pressures

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