Window Rubber

Window Rubber

Postby Mickmon [OP] » May 10th 2020, 11:32am

HI,
i have a 1997 Astro AWD Tiara. The outer rear side window rubbers have shrunk in places and wanted to replace. I live in the UK and was looking for somewhere i could by replacements. Happy to purchase from anywhere.
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby Rinny » May 10th 2020, 12:49pm

DomSan might have some info on that. He is going to need some also, I doubt he will he use the old ones.
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby augidog » May 10th 2020, 3:04pm

Mickmon wrote:HI,
i have a 1997 Astro AWD Tiara. The outer rear side window rubbers have shrunk in places and wanted to replace. I live in the UK and was looking for somewhere i could by replacements. Happy to purchase from anywhere.
Thanks Mick.
welcome. You could start by checking with Steele Rubber Products. I'm not affiliated, but I AM a happy recipient of excellent customer service. They have tons of universal extrusions. Heck, your inquiry may even prompt them to develop the part in question, they're that good.

https://www.steelerubber.com/search?yea ... senger-van
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby Wiley » May 10th 2020, 5:31pm

I would be surprised if you can find them, and they do not come out of old vans at a junk yard. The rear window I cut out came with one even though the other windows on my van did not have the rubber molding you mention, I left it both for a more secure fit, and cause it would have been difficult to remove.

I think you will need to use a black sealant and use your finger to try and just try to make it look ok.
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby 90safari » May 11th 2020, 12:34am

augidog wrote:
Mickmon wrote:HI,
i have a 1997 Astro AWD Tiara. The outer rear side window rubbers have shrunk in places and wanted to replace. I live in the UK and was looking for somewhere i could by replacements. Happy to purchase from anywhere.
Thanks Mick.
welcome. You could start by checking with Steele Rubber Products. I'm not affiliated, but I AM a happy recipient of excellent customer service. They have tons of universal extrusions. Heck, your inquiry may even prompt them to develop the part in question, they're that good.

https://www.steelerubber.com/search?yea ... senger-van


Failing that, you might want to look for some urethane in a tube (3m window weld). Don't know which you'll find easier. You could always try Woolies, and see what they have that might work.
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby Mickmon [OP] » May 12th 2020, 1:23pm

Hi,
thanks for all your advise.
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby Wiley » May 12th 2020, 4:39pm

90safari wrote:Failing that, you might want to look for some urethane in a tube (3m window weld). Don't know which you'll find easier. You could always try Woolies, and see what they have that might work.



In the USA they sell a back roofing sealant at Home Depot that I used to stop my leaking windshield (due to Jeep guys using it with success), but now I think HD has started to sell a black Polyurethane sealant as well, but the roofing stuff is great.
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby MechBob » May 12th 2020, 6:26pm

Being a Tiara, your rear side windows should be aftermarket.Tiara went out of business quite some time ago.A good chance your windows are "pop in", where the seal actually holds them in, instead of being glued in. I recommend drive it by one of your better caravan places over there, a good parts man might be able to fix you up with seals, but, like older caravans, parts get obsolete, and you might have to replace the window assembles.
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby Mickmon [OP] » May 13th 2020, 12:06am

Wiley and MechBob,
thanks for the help.

Will take pics tomorrow of issue.
Hope all in the USA staying safe in these crazy times.
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby sixsix » May 13th 2020, 12:15am

Mickmon wrote:...
Hope all in the USA staying safe in these crazy times.
Thanks
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby Mickmon [OP] » May 24th 2020, 7:48pm

Hi.
these are the side windows i have issues with the window rubbers.

Cheers
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby Rod's Trucks » May 24th 2020, 8:45pm

I have seen a lot of windows and P/U toppers that look like they might have the very same rubber inserts, and that have shrunk. It is likely an item that fits a common glass to an aluminum extrusion that may commonly be used in that RV window industry.
But I have no idea how to order such an item. I would think a photo of a cut end would likely be a minimum to get anything that is close. A sample would be better yet, but I would certainly try to contact the Steel Rubber Products here in the US.
I've looked over their site. They have a huge selection of similar molding and weatherstripping products, so they might just have the exact same thing. They could possible be the OEM supplier.
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby Mickmon [OP] » May 24th 2020, 11:23pm

Thanks. much appreciated.
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby MechBob » May 24th 2020, 11:33pm

Yep, aftermarket, as I said. Look around the inside of the frames, even behind the screens, for a sticker or name of manufacturer.Otherwise, like I said, run van by a caravan distributor.
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Re: Window Rubber

Postby Mickmon [OP] » May 24th 2020, 11:57pm

Cheers. Bob.

Will do.
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