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Alpine lights - removal and replacement

Postby v8m8 » Sun 27 Apr 2008 11:26 am

My alpine lights let in a bit of water and there is a bit of rust around the edges of the rubbers. I'd really like to sort this out as it will only get worse. Is it feasible to remove the Alpine light glass myself and replace the rubbers treating the rusty bits at the same time, or is it best left to the pros? Id guess cut the old rubbers to release the glass and use string in the new rubbers to pull the inner rubber through to the inside to refit - just seems a drama at roof height - easier said than done?? Anyone done it? Anyone know of reasonably priced seals/rubbers??
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Postby discool » Sun 27 Apr 2008 12:33 pm

There was a bit some time ago in a LR mag on job removing, making good and replacing the glass with new rubber seals and u are correct in what u have got to do and the way to do it. Fitting the glass back was easy using lots of sloppy soap.
For me I think I would use a windscreen company to do that part.
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Postby jiginc » Sun 27 Apr 2008 12:38 pm

Sealed mine with Dr Tolleys Creeping Crack Cure. No need to remove the glass just drip it in and it will find the leak and seal it.

Look here http://www.captaintolley.com/


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Postby Denis O » Sun 27 Apr 2008 2:13 pm

jiginc wrote:Sealed mine with Dr Tolleys Creeping Crack Cure. No need to remove the glass just drip it in and it will find the leak and seal it.

Look here http://www.captaintolley.com/


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Postby jiginc » Sun 27 Apr 2008 6:40 pm

You sure that's not a cure for communicable diseases

It may well be but it still stops water getting in!!
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Postby dlocke88 » Sun 27 Apr 2008 8:50 pm

getting glass out should be easy, then treat the rust. i would get a windscren company to refit though, rubber will be as cheap as anywhere else and fitting is usually quite reasonable.
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Postby stageonesimmo » Mon 28 Apr 2008 8:52 pm

Did mine myself last weekend - no glass companies in sight or even any string - thats why there is a central strip in the seal cos its got a lot of give/slack. Still, I've been doing this sort of thing for years and am confident with it, but you CAN do it with just your fingers and a blunt screwdriver..........................

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