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#1 ilbert

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:42 PM

Hi People, I have  a new set of weather strips - the ones that go on the stainless steel trim at the top of the door where the glass slides up and down.

 

The old ones are stapled on, with a metal backing strip.

 

Has anyone replaced these and knows how to re-staple them.

 

I am about to start making little wire staples and then try to flatten the backs off using a knife or similar, but this seems like a bit of a mission!

 

Are there places that do metal stapling? I'm in Melbourne

 

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:55 PM

You're on the right track, i did a set on mine. Once you have the right size staples you can fit it up and bend them over easy with small pointy pliers. Keep your old bits and use them for a template to drill the new bits and that way you can fit the staples without using force.

 

I did mine over 3 years ago still going strong.



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:11 PM

Ta Scoota,
I was thinking pop rivets, but that's a bit rough for a zed.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:03 PM

Just on this topic, has anyone been able to find a rubber extrusion with the right profile from a supplier in Aus? And if so, where from? I had a look in Clark Rubber a while ago and didn't find anything close.

I ended up getting some complete aftermarket chrome trims and seals from O/S. As mentioned on some other forums, they don't have the right curvature on them to follow the line of the door neatly. I'll probably just try and transfer over the rubbers from these to the original trims, but it would be nice to be able to get some more rubber in case I stuff it up.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 10:23 PM

Mine are from Scott's old auto rubbers.
They LOOK fairly close, but not field tested yet.
Just fitted one, needed to slice off one Bead then sits nice and flat.
3/8 staples with 10mm legs work a treat.(drill out old holes with a 1mm bit to get all pieces to align)




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