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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 08-25-2004, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got an '87 325is. It's my first non-junker/non-economy car. I also started (just last year) trying to fix stuff myself rather than pay someone else $$$ I don't have. So, here's a simple do it yourself question:

The seal between the driver's side window and the interior of the door has come loose about halfway across the window. I can't roll the window down! The local auto parts store sold me some weather stripping adhesive, but it just left a gooey strip between the metal and rubber. I cleaned it off and am back to square one. Can anyone tell me how to wedge that rubber piece back in place and affix it?

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Old 08-25-2004, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it the seal at the top or the bottom of the window?

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weird i have never heard of the piece coming loose...i would have no clue....just some form of adheasive should take care of it...
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I saw a spot on something called garilla glue. Maybe that will work
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I saw a spot on something called garilla glue. Maybe that will work
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It's on the bottom so that when the window is rolled down the rubber piece rolls toward the window. Part of the problem is that I have a hard time wedging that rubber up far enough to make contact with the metal all the way across. The adhesive I was sold seemed to take forever to dry and ended up being more of a goo than a solid adhesion.

I thought it would be pretty easy to fix first before I jump into a couple trickier things!
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hmm...get in search of better adheasive
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hmm...get in search of better adheasive
thats deep...wow....try using a rubber cement....
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Originally posted by BMDubya84+Aug 26 2004, 05:16 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (BMDubya84 @ Aug 26 2004, 05:16 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Slvr E30iS@Aug 26 2004, 05:15 PM
hmm...get in search of better adheasive
thats deep...wow....try using a rubber cement.... [/b][/quote]
sure it works, there are tons of knids out there
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I used a Permatex weather stripping adhesive and it worked perfectly.
Use latex gloves to apply a thin coat and then hold it on overnight with duct tape.
Follow the instructions carefully
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do it right, quit trying to getto it with glue.

remove your door panel and have a look see.......it's right in there with the chrome strip. you may end up having to replace that seal, or you can simply remove it for the time being.

i may have one off my parts car at home that is good, i will check.
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