240z window rubber seal kits
Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:05 AM
Just wanting peoples experience with full rubber kits for the zeds. I'm mid way through a resto and about to the get body back from paint. All the windows are out and I need a rubber seal kit.
My question to you, which branded kit is best? I've tried finding reviews and found some about a couple of products but a lot of reviews go off on tangents. What are peoples experience with these kits? I'm looking at the one from thezstore, I'm not out for the cheapest option I want quality that will actually fit.
Let me know you thoughts,
Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:46 AM
Rear hatch windscreen are a bit better than fronts in terms of fitment.
Chrome trim fit on both, the rubber 'hugs'/goes over them too much.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:14 AM
So unless there is a substantial price difference, for me I'd go OEM.
I seem to recall a thread a while back re: someone being happy with aftermarket units, but I can't recall which build thread it was.
*Edit here it is*
Installed the 'precision' brand (green bag) right door aperture seal today and can say, that this is a seriously well engineered item, and infinitely better than the other ones out there. Rubber is supple, very very well engineered and a 100% perfect and neat fit. I used OEM for the windows but can say this precision stuff is seriously impressive and worth whatever they are charging for it.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:03 PM
I haven't tried to replace other rubber around the car just yet but from a few hours spent on forums researching the issues I was having, it sounds like the OEM rubber provides the best complete car kit.
There was another company in the US called vintage rubber that came with good feedback http://www.vintagerubber.com/240z.aspx and I am sure you can do your own research on them.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:57 PM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:01 PM
My front windscreen seal seems to have gaps at the top corners, other than that it looks and fits as a very nice seal.
IIRC i bought the seal off a forum member here, I 'think' it might have been a Black dragon item? If not, it was from MSA when i bought some other stuff...
As far as i can tell, the windscreen should be pushed up from the base (maybe something spacing it up under the rubber?)
Or the screen is too small around the top corners?
Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
I got the screen replaced shortly after i bought the car so it'd pass rego, as far as i know it was a brand new reproduction that was fitted.
Im wondering if i need a new windscreen?
It doesnt leak, but only because the new rubber is nice and soft, but give it some years and a bit of sun and it'll fix that...
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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:43 AM
my screen is the same LH top corner had quite a big gap my seal is from rare spares, the windscreen fitter injected something like black silicone into the corner shaped and smoothed it off, it set hard and is barely noticeable,
Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:30 PM
Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:33 AM
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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:34 PM
Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:15 AM
Posted 20 October 2013 - 04:49 PM
Since I bought my car over 2 years ago I changed the weatherstripping from the 40 year old crusty ones to Scotts Old Auto Rubber to MSA/Black Dragon/Precision kit to Sportage seal. The old OEM ones were great until it rained and then did nothing, the Scotts ones were OK but no corner welting meant they didn't fit well in the top corner of the door and the Precision ones were just way too fat and destroyed my passenger side door hinge bushes and door latch from the huge forces they place on the door.
Sportage ones are definitely the G-O for me.
Posted 14 October 2016 - 05:01 PM
Alternatively it seems that this also works well:
Part number 1120A33 from McMaster-Carr
Rear hatch fitment.
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Posted 14 October 2016 - 05:04 PM
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:17 PM
Just go to Clarke rubber and buy ones off the roll for around $15 a metre. After messing with 2 brands of weatherstripping kits that didnt work, thats what i did and works perfect for doors and hatch.
Hey Retro Z do you remember the sizing you got?
Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:19 PM
Those Kia weather strips have got a good rap judging by the links Gav provided above.
So my question is:
I need to do both doors and the hatch seal, so do I need 3 of the Kia weather strip kits?
Will go to Clarke rubber for the top outer hatch seal(smaller one)
Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:50 AM
According to the parts guy, there is no stock in the country(not a popular item) and so would have to be ordered from Korea.
Price for weatherstrip is $172 retail.
Not that cheap really!
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