I removed my windshield wipers and cowl to get the rust off them and repaint them.The weatherstripping on top of the cowl is cracked and broken along the edges and I believe this is the cause of my leak that I get when it rains hard. Iím sure itís probably impossible to find an oem one but has anyone found a product that is an effective replacement? Was going to take it by my local glass shop to see if they had something, but wanted to check here first to see if someone else has done this.
^^ OK but he's talking about the strip of rubber trip that runs along the top of the windshield cowl (under the wipers). You can even see the strip in your photo - it always ends up being an inch or two short on either side over the years as it shrinks and goes hard.
I'm pretty sure that little strip does nothing to seal out any water, even when new.
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posted 10/24/19 06:35 AM
I'm with Wop. It's just to protect the glass from the metal. The seal is %100 on the backside of the glass. That area under the cowl is made to have water in it. It has a drain on both sides behind the fenders. The source of the dreaded fender rust after the drain holes clog up.
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Ok. When I get it painted Iíll just put a strip of butyl tape on the underside. Iíll definitely check the drain holes to see if thatís the cause of the leak. Already tested the sunroof drain tubes and they are ok.
Pulled the fender and checked. There was a little dirt in the forward hole but the rear one was clear and the sunroof drain was intact. The only thing that makes sense at this point is the windshield must be leaking. Going to take it by my local glass shop and get them to reinstall it.
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