Window filler strip

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twc641
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Window filler strip

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Before removing my existing filler strip (black )with a chrome strip supplied by mMniSpares there is a difference in shape ,has anyone had a problem with this ?
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Nick W
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First off, are you replacing your original? .if so DONT as the replacements that are available from any of the suppliers do not last very well, the strip of foil in them starts to crinkle.
But they are the same dimension and do fit ok.
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mk1coopers
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Also, the ease of doing this will depend on if you have the right roller tool, and how old / stiff that rubber windscreen seal is...
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Nick W wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 9:44 am First off, are you replacing your original? .if so DONT as the replacements that are available from any of the suppliers do not last very well, the strip of foil in them starts to crinkle.
But they are the same dimension and do fit ok.
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Trust the stuff I supplied has lasted Nick ;)
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Andrew1967 wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 11:14 am
Nick W wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 9:44 am First off, are you replacing your original? .if so DONT as the replacements that are available from any of the suppliers do not last very well, the strip of foil in them starts to crinkle.
But they are the same dimension and do fit ok.
Nick
Trust the stuff I supplied has lasted Nick ;)
Yes of cause...I wasn't including your nos stuff in my comment ;) :lol:
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Nick W wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 11:23 am
Andrew1967 wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 11:14 am
Nick W wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 9:44 am First off, are you replacing your original? .if so DONT as the replacements that are available from any of the suppliers do not last very well, the strip of foil in them starts to crinkle.
But they are the same dimension and do fit ok.
Nick
Trust the stuff I supplied has lasted Nick ;)
Yes of cause...I wasn't including your nos stuff in my comment ;) :lol:
Good to hear Nick :lol:
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Re: Window filler strip

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They are what came with the car ,the seal is not stiff so probably not original based upon the picture it is clearly a different shape and larger
has anyone replaced with a similar strip?
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