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Technical Weather Strip Removal Help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Country Joe, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. Country Joe
    Joined: Jan 16, 2018
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    Trying to replace the rubber seals for the vent windows in my 47 Chevy. They are hard as rocks and I feel like I'm going to destroy the frame if I get after it any harder. Is there any trick to getting these out?
     
  2. oldiron 440
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    Cut the old with a box cutter until they give up...
     
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  3. squirrel
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    The only trick I know of is patience.

    Might try using wire cutters to gnaw away at them, a bit at a time.
     
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  4. 30dodge
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    from Pahrump nv

    Try an old sharpened screw driver.
     
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  5. harpo1313
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    Warm them up with a heat gun.
     
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  7. Country Joe
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    Heat gun is the winner! I heated it up just enough to soften and I was able to work it out with a small flat blade screwdriver. I have more to go but I just wanted to report back to let everyone know it's HAMB to the rescue yet again . Thanks for the help , good people.
     
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  8. harpo1313
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    from wareham,ma

    You can also warm the new stuff to help seat them , close the window for a week.
     
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