Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Worthington, KY
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I'm fairly new to the BMW forum as I just purchased my '98 323is a few months ago. Incidentally, I have a major problem with my window weatherstripping that seals the window on my driver door. It seems to have developed a rip overnight, and upon rolling the window down and up, about a three to four inch chunk of that rubber from the top corner down is ripped off. I tried the rubber glue thing, and boy was I sorry. It isn't easy trying to unglue yourself from your 3500 pound car. I think the only thing I didn't glue together was the freakin' rubber itself. It didn't even bond it.
Now, I'm trying to gain some insight here. I know I could call up the BMW body shop down the road, or any other body shop for that matter, which would probably have to consult BMW for the weatherstripping anyway, and obviously be out close to 500 bones. BUT, that is why I'm asking for help... for experience.
Surely this has happened to someone else--I hope not, but just in case, ANY prudent advice would be appreciated. Please note that I fear this problem is getting worse daily and growing like a cancer along every piece of that god forsaken rubber strip that is now failing to keep the cockpit from the elements. I am from Kentucky, but I don't particularly enjoy perpetuating the myth that duck tape cures EVERYTHING, including the window of my friggin' BMW. HELP.