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#1 (permalink) Old 05-31-2004, 08:10 AM
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How do I fit rubber on my sunroof. It had to be removed to paint the car and I just ripped it off. Ive bought a new one but how do i fit it? I think you have to remove the sunroof but i cant get the cloth of the sunroof to have free access to the screws!

Anyone know how?


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Assuming that you are talking about an E39 (year and model in the future, please) The sunroof does not need to be removed to replace the weatherstrip.

Sounds like you already have a clean surface (new paint), start the new weatherstrip half way through the rear opening in the sunroof hole, I just exposed enough of the adhesive to get through the side that I was working on. Work through all of the sides individually, then when you get to the end where you meet up with the first piece of strip that you laid down you will have to carefully trim the seal, scissors would be better than a blade for this cut, leaving the adhesive unexposed for that side, trim the seal (erring on leaving it too long at first) and test fit, repeat until its a perfect fit, expose the adhesive and attach the seal like you did the rest of the sides.

I liberally applied some Armor All to the seal to reduce friction, and closed the roof so that the sunroof would apply even pressure to all sides of the new strip, and left it closed for overnight.

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