Cleaning rear window seals

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Sizzler-b
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Cleaning rear window seals

Post by Sizzler-b » Fri May 11, 2018 10:15 am

Hi All

I have a 2012 and the rear electric windows seem terribly slow to close. It’s better when it’s wet and so I thought it might be just dirt. I took a cloth and cleaned as best I could the seal and it seems to have made one better ( there was lot of black muck) but I don’t think I can get it properly clean. I wondered if anyone could tell me how to remove the seals for cleaning without damaging all the plastic. I can’t see how or where they are attached and am frightened to go prising away and hear a big SNAP!
Any help or diagrams would be brilliant!
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Re: Cleaning rear window seals

Post by Daewar » Fri May 11, 2018 11:18 am

Before you remove the seals, if it is practicable try lubeing up the seals with silicone grease and operating them a few times.
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Re: Cleaning rear window seals

Post by Sizzler-b » Fri May 11, 2018 7:03 pm

I did try with some silicone furniture spray and it did help a bit but not too well I’m afraid!


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Re: Cleaning rear window seals

Post by gloucester » Sat May 12, 2018 7:36 am

Brush?
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Re: Cleaning rear window seals

Post by Daewar » Sat May 12, 2018 7:57 pm

I'm thinking furniture polish is not quite what I was thinking. You need the stuff that looks like grease, it is white. Some of it will get absorbed by the rubber & should soften it some.
Sizzler-b wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:03 pm
I did try with some silicone furniture spray and it did help a bit but not too well I’m afraid!
J11A 2016 1.6 dci Tekna, AWD.


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Re: Cleaning rear window seals

Post by Sizzler-b » Sun May 13, 2018 7:15 pm

I’m not sure that’s a goer as it will make the windows white and the rubber is still pliable and soft so I think that might just attract the dirt and stick more of it on! Has anyone got any idea how to take them off?


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Re: Cleaning rear window seals

Post by Sizzler-b » Sun May 13, 2018 7:16 pm

I did try a brush but the best solution so far was a micro fibre cloth wrapped around a blunt kitchen knife. Lots of muck came out but still sticky!


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Re: Cleaning rear window seals

Post by Daewar » Mon May 14, 2018 11:14 am

i wonder if the sticky stuff is sap that falls from trees rather than old grease?

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Re: Cleaning rear window seals

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Re: Cleaning rear window seals

Post by Sizzler-b » Mon May 14, 2018 6:40 pm

Thanks GVM Daddy. I’ll give it a try.... nothing ventured .....!


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