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Rear window fabric dislodging

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by JeremyZ3, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. JeremyZ3

    JeremyZ3 Newbie

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    Hello,
    I've just noticed that the fabric is coming away from the window surround, is there a prefered way to reinstall this?

    many thanks in advance.
    Jeremy
     
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    If you find after tucking it in under the window bead it persistantly comes back out then running a thin bead of black silicone sealant will do the trick. This is best done with the roof unlatched to release the tension on the rear window and then left to dry before fastening it back up so a garage is handy.
     
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    This is a common problem, it has happened on both Zeds I have owned and the fix is as Aceman has said above.
     
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    You can get the black silicon dealent off eBay or halfords and use a lolly stick to lift the rubber lip, push the fabric under and run a bead of silicon under.

    With the roof open (2 inches is all you need to release the tension) the fabric should stay put whilst the silicon dries. You will need to leave it overnight to dry.

    Its pretty common as the rubber gripper built into the rear window looses some of its grip over the years ;-)
     
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    A credit card or similar is an effective tool to use ;)


    Sent from m'iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  6. JeremyZ3

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    Thank you very much for your replies and handy tips, I've got a stock of flexible credit card sized plastic blanks that will be ideal for the job.

    cheers
    Jeremy
     
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    The main trick is releasing the hood tension and allowing the sealant to dry before fastening it all back up again. :-bd
    It's a job most easily done in summer if you can manage to wait :)
     
  8. JeremyZ3

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    Thanks Terry,
    She's garaged for the winter, so a summer job it is !

    Cheers
    Jeremy
     
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    Yep thats another silly job i need to do
    When i bought it had come away and the
    Stealer replace the rear window.
    The was car only a couple of years old
    As you say its a common fault
    Clear or Black silcone?
     
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    I used black simply because if you get any oozing, the black is less visible.
    However, if you have a tube of clear, you can still use it - just be more careful :-!
     
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    Errr, hope you're not doing anything illegal with them! [-x
     
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    I used the clear bathroom varity as it has the fungacide in it and will not go mouldy, did it a year ago, with the credit card,, no problems since, mod as above works :-bd
     
  13. JeremyZ3

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    Errr, hope you're not doing anything illegal with them! [-x[/quote]

    No, and I'm a bit miffed with the inference that I might!

    Jeremy
     
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    No, and I'm a bit miffed with the inference that I might!

    Jeremy[/quote]
    Sorry, didn't mean to offend...when you've finished with them send them over to me, might be able to find a use for them ;)
     
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    For anyone from any of our Security Services that last post was a joke! :D
     
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    Over time the fabric of the roof does shrink and tends to pull away at the corners of the rear window, I ended up using a trimmer to sort my 'corner' out at hardly any expense :)

    Trimmer was Pete Lenton tel 0161 485 2464 or 07768302428 based in Stockport, small outfit but produce quality work. :-bd