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Old 07-25-2021, 06:07 PM
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Thank you, both.

I was planning to use Precision for the seals as I have heard good things about the quality of the rubber. I didn't realize that they offered the rebuild service, too.

I'll keep you informed, Jeff. I don't mind HF since I know what I'm getting or not getting I should say.
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Old 07-26-2021, 11:15 PM
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I just got finished rebuilding mine and wish I paid to have it done. My left thumb hurt for about 2 weeks trying to press the seal into place.
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Old 07-27-2021, 08:14 PM
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I'll do them one at a time in case that happens to me, too. Thanks!
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I did do them one at a time a couple weeks apart. I had to replace the glass on one side and ordered the wrong one and had to wait until the correct one to get here. The second one the seal fit much tighter in the frame than the first one.
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Old 11-03-2021, 07:50 PM
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It took a few weeks but I finally got them both rebuilt and repainted. These are the two piece design which requires you to take them apart to replace the seals. It wasn't that bad honestly. I didn't take the metal frame off the vent window itself. I just taped the windows up to prevent damage to the tint or glass.

I ended up using Acrylic Lacquer paint that I found at O'Reilly's. Use the Duplicolor brand. It sprays so much easier and better than the Rustoleum brand I used first. This is the same paint that's available in the color match paints Duplicolor sells. I just used generic gloss black which was cheaper and in a bigger can than the color match stuff. I wet sanded, buffed, and polished everything by hand. I'm so exited at how well these spray painted parts turned out.


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