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Old 11-03-13, 21:44   #1
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VT style windscreen rubber - will it do the job?

I've been reading up on the use of the newer type windscreen seal to stop the spread of rust that is common to VLs,

Once repaired, will it completely stop rust returning? Or just slow it down? Is there anything else that can be done in combination with it?

I've done a search and I can't seem to find a confirming answer

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Old 11-03-13, 21:57   #2
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of course it is still possible for the cowl panel to rust. it also depends on how the rust has been "fixed"
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Old 11-03-13, 22:03   #3
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Ill go ahead and say repaired properly
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Old 12-03-13, 06:36   #4
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repaired properly and windscreen prefessionally fitted, if it ever rusts again it would be a long time.
Ive done this on my daily and imo looks heaps better.
You do know your going to have holes in your roof that are going to need to be filled which usually requires the roof to be painted?
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Had it done on my old Calais and after 4 years before I sold it there was no signs of rust returning. Of course having the repair done properly will help too. And I agree it looks better than the original seal.
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Old 12-03-13, 13:27   #6
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repaired properly and windscreen prefessionally fitted, if it ever rusts again it would be a long time.
Ive done this on my daily and imo looks heaps better.
You do know your going to have holes in your roof that are going to need to be filled which usually requires the roof to be painted?
My VL is getting a respray in the next few months so the plan is to fix all the rust anyway, but yes I was aware of that

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Old 16-03-13, 16:41   #7
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re - rust repair

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I've been reading up on the use of the newer type windscreen seal to stop the spread of rust that is common to VLs
Windscreens O'Brien have a moulding to fit a VL, I got one fitted to mine about 9 years ago when I had a new windscreen fitted, the only thing is they have to cut the windscreen out to do it and there is a risk the windscreen may crack.

What we found on my first VL was Holden install metal clips to hold the windscreen in position in the factory, this is why VL's rust out in this area, a glazier will use small rubber blocks to do that.

I depends on how bad the rust is, I welded metal plates into my VL 10 years ago through the roof, boot ,front & rear windscreen sills, after sitting outside for 4 years, rust is coming through on the drivers side on the windscreen now.

That's when I was strapped for cash and that car was my daily driver, now I wish to purchase a brand new front sill from E-bay for $220 (ouch !!).

That sill has drain holes in it to allow water to escape, I think replacing the sill is the only way to fix the rust problem up properly.

What we at home have in the road of us at the moment is a wreck of a VN Commodore wagon in the car port, a project my brother never pursued,to rebuild that, even though my dad went to all the trouble of welding in a new radiator support for him after someone crashed into him.

There is a body of a 1991 model Camry sitting right next to the VL (the Camry is written off) when my other brother borrowed it off my dad,yeah, he ran an orange light (we got it given to us by a friend when they ran it low on oil, fitted another motor and they couldn't get it going), I don't think exhaust manifold gasket material makes a good sump gasket.

Move them out of the road and then the VL has shelter and my dad has space to put in a vegie patch where "they" were.

Yeah, the VL is still alright but they thought I was going in 2008, a lot of that stuff with that car is just cosmetic, perhaps the motor may also be a bit worn by now.
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Old 16-03-13, 18:24   #8
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^^^ wtf ?
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Old 16-03-13, 20:25   #9
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First half of reply: Helpful
Second half: WTF
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Old 16-03-13, 21:00   #10
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From what I've seen all RB30DEVLs posts are like that... ^
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Old 16-03-13, 21:02   #11
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Yeh I've noticed, wonder why
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