Replacing the rear window seal on a Gen 2 Dodge Viper.
Viper rear window seal.
The rear window seal on my 2k
viper was cracked and the bottom was so flat that latches didnít even engage in
so I put some weather strip I had at home on the bottom as a quick fix.
I checked Dodge does not sell the seal only the whole
over $900 window,
but the dealer would discount the window to $750, a lot for rubber seal.
Mine was shot!
After looking around I found this seal on Amazon that looked like it would work.
I had to buy 75 feet when I needed about 10 ft but the price still beat replacing the real window.
Shipped a little over $50. I also bought some new good super glue.
Getting the old gasket of was a nightmare. Whatever silver glue they used was real hard.
It took about 3 hours to get the old off.
Plus the window is so long and thin I was afraid I would break the glass.
I did not find anything that would dissolve the glue I tried every solvent I had.
Mine had less glue on the outside of the window than on the inside.
First- thing I did was cut the flap off the get it out of the way.
Second- I used a utility knife to cut the rubber off the glue on the outside.
Third- I cut around the edge of the glass.
Fourth- most of it I was able to pull off after that.
Fifth- After hours of scraping with a razorblade I got it all clean and ready for the new seal.
I tried the just wrap the seal around the window
but the bottom corners were too sharp and the seal folded in
so it would not have sealed so I decided to put joints with extra flap at both bottom corners.
I just eyeballed the corners miter cuts and super glued them together, trimmed with scissors and they came out good.
I did not glue it on other than the butyl and superglued† the corners together, if it comes off I may need to glue it later.
†It was a little tight put the window in the first time but it looks like it will seal well
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rubber, gasket, light, back glass, weather stripping weather strip