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Old 17 Jun 2009, 08:58 pm
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Default 2002 RSX - windshield strip at top loose

I'm out of town, wil be driving a lot the next few days, and the little
rubber strip that seals the top of the front windshield has come loose,
about 8 inches on the passenger side. Depending on wind speed and
driving speed and such it makes a terrific rattling sound. Is there a
quick fix for this? Some kind of glue? Just duct tape the thing down?
Any ideas welcome.
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Old 17 Jun 2009, 09:18 pm
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Default Re: 2002 RSX - windshield strip at top loose

Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in news:2009061720585716807-yoda@Dagobahnet:

> I'm out of town, wil be driving a lot the next few days, and the little
> rubber strip that seals the top of the front windshield has come loose,
> about 8 inches on the passenger side. Depending on wind speed and
> driving speed and such it makes a terrific rattling sound. Is there a
> quick fix for this? Some kind of glue? Just duct tape the thing down?
> Any ideas welcome.




Get some non-chlorinated brake cleaner. Spray the channel and the glass
liberally to get all the crud and grit off/out of it. Let it dry.

Now get some silicone sealant (caulking) in a small tube (not the big kind
you'd put into a caulking gun). Permatex makes various colors of such
sealant. Lay a bead inside the channel, or inside the molding itself if
it's constructed that way, then press the strip back in place. Stick it
down with duct tape for a few hours. Make sure it's all stuck down smoothly
and evenly. Remove duct tape when the sealant has cured. Pull the tape off
carefully from the middle to the outside, and angled down towards the
glass.

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Old 17 Jun 2009, 10:04 pm
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Default Re: 2002 RSX - windshield strip at top loose

On 2009-06-17 21:18:19 -0500, Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv> said:

> Yoda <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in news:2009061720585716807-yoda@Dagobahnet:
>
>> I'm out of town, wil be driving a lot the next few days, and the little
>> rubber strip that seals the top of the front windshield has come loose,
>> about 8 inches on the passenger side. Depending on wind speed and
>> driving speed and such it makes a terrific rattling sound. Is there a
>> quick fix for this? Some kind of glue? Just duct tape the thing down?
>> Any ideas welcome.

>
>
>
> Get some non-chlorinated brake cleaner. Spray the channel and the glass
> liberally to get all the crud and grit off/out of it. Let it dry.
>
> Now get some silicone sealant (caulking) in a small tube (not the big kind
> you'd put into a caulking gun). Permatex makes various colors of such
> sealant. Lay a bead inside the channel, or inside the molding itself if
> it's constructed that way, then press the strip back in place. Stick it
> down with duct tape for a few hours. Make sure it's all stuck down smoothly
> and evenly. Remove duct tape when the sealant has cured. Pull the tape off
> carefully from the middle to the outside, and angled down towards the
> glass.


Wow - that was fast, and extremely helpful! Thanks 100X!!!
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