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Hi<br>Washing the 855 yesterday I noticed that the trim/weatherstrip that runs along the sides of the windshield and then up over the roof is starting to come apart. (the black (now grey) plastic-y exterior is coming off and exposing bare metal underneath.) <br>Is this trim readily available at a dealer or parts-haus, and how difficult is the replacement? I put on roof rails a few years back, so I know how to take the trim off of the roof. Is it similar up front?<br>Thanks
 

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Re: Replacing trim/weatherstripping (ecmiller)

You can do one of two things, replace the trim (about 10 mintes, MAX, per side) at a retail price of about $300 for the two strips<br>(This is a do it yourself job, very easy. They remove in about a minute)<br>OR... you can spend an afternoon, remove all the dried out rubber, scuff, mask it <B>carefully</B> off and spray paint it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Done right, it's not bad looking and of course a MUCH cheaper alternative
 

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Re: Replacing trim/weatherstripping (JRL)

........or you can strip the black plastic-y stuff off....and stretch on 1" wide black electrical tape and trim. I've heard the result is great! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Replacing trim/weatherstripping (S80-T6_Toronto)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S80-T6_Toronto</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">........or you can strip the black plastic-y stuff off....and stretch on 1" wide black electrical tape and trim. I've heard the result is great! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Been there and done that...it's great for about 7-800 miles then one end comes loose and starts flapping. This happened to us on a trip and was very annoying. It just won't stay there. Now if you don't mind doing the tape job over and over, it's fine. Personally, I did like JRL mentioned- I took them off, sand blasted them and spray painted them on our old 850 and they looked brand new until we sold the car a few years ago.
 

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Re: Replacing trim/weatherstripping (MadeInJapan)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MadeInJapan</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br> I took them off, sand blasted them and spray painted them on our old 850 and they looked brand new until we sold the car a few years ago. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I think that may be overkill. A simple rubber removal, scuff, mask and tape will look just fine
 

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Re: Replacing trim/weatherstripping (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think that may be overkill. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree, but it lasted! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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