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Old 03-27-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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03 Convertible XKR. Noticed when the top was down today that there is a small tear in the rubber seal. It doesn't appear to be dried out. (I just got it a couple weeks ago and plan to clean and treat the covertible top this weekend).

Anyone know of a product that I can use to repair the tear? It's about 2" long...

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Superglue will permanently reattach the torn piece. Use only a tiny, tinyamount. Apply with a toothpick. Try not to leave any glue showing. Good luck!
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What cha gonna treat the top with? Just wondering.
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http://www.properautocare.com/besprodforcl.html

Raggtopp CleanerandProtectant with303 Aerospace Lubricant on the the rubber seals... any input?
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After my research on detailing forums I came to the same decisions. Seems to be the consensus of professional detailers.

I was very impressed with the results on my car. Top looks like new. I taped off and covered the car when spraying the protectant. The instructions say overspray can be wiped off. Not that easy. It is paraffin wax and will require a solvent to remove. Wiping only smears it around and thins it out. It's still there.

I have not seen how it handles rain. Don't go out in the rain if I can avoid it.

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depending on the which seal.. there not that expensive to replace..
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It's this one - what do you you think?

Also, another quick question. My wood steering wheel has an area when the coating scraped off leaving bare, unprotected wood. It's noticably lighter and irks me every time I drive the car. Any fixes for that?

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If you ask most people, they will suggest a 'refinish'. One of the techs mentioned Jag sends their wood to California; however, my car audio shop chipped one of my pieces and had it refinished right here in the Dallas-Ftworth area, so maybe call around to car interior shops, see what they recommend, perhaps you can find a local shop, and won't be without your car for too long if you so choose to get it fixed.
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Default RE: Any easy repair for tear in rubber seal?

That is a common seal to tear. I think most of them do. When car sits without top being used, it drys against the glass just enough to tug it when you move the top. It is a cheap seal and easy to replace.
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Thanks for the input on the rubber seal and steering wheel. It's going in for some minor stuff they owe me (key, fob, wheel badge, etc) so I'll ask about it.

Also, FYI on the Raggtopp Protectant. I DID get overspray on the glass and saw what test pointhad mentioned earlier about it smearing around and not coming off the glass. I did some researchand figured out it's a teflon spray. Delved a little more and foundthe best thing to get it off the glass would have been mineral spirits or acetone. I had neither and was exhausted after spending six hours detailing my baby.

My fix? Acetone based nailpolish remover and some cotton makeup pads, LOL! Worked great and took it right off. A quick cleaning afterwards with Invisible Glass and she was good as new.
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Any links to get the rubber seals? I have a tear that runs almost the length of the window, probably rolled up too long and tore it. Where's the best/cheapest place to get rubber replacements?
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Any links to get the rubber seals? I have a tear that runs almost the length of the window, probably rolled up too long and tore it. Where's the best/cheapest place to get rubber replacements?

Go to the top of this page and click on 'vendors'. JPAM Parts (aka Gaudin Jaguar Parts) and Nalley both have significant discount under dealer list price. Unfortunately replacement rubber is still going to be very expensive though.
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The steering wheel is just coated with urethane, like most any modern wood product. I had a couple dings in mine, I just gave the spots a light sanding to level off the spots and give them a little 'tooth' for the urethane to grip onto. A couple dots of Varathane Exterior (two coats) and it was as good as new.
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On the seals, I just replaced them on my 2000 XK8, they are not inexpensive (around $260 Side (two pieces each side - part numbers are HJG7778AA, right front - HJB7780AA right center - HJG7779AA, left front - HJB7781AA, left center) but are not available anywhere else I could find, and I check with custome weatherstripping manufacturers. I ended up getting them from Nalley Jaguar, they provided the best discount(mention Jaguar Forum) and ship free for forum members. The install is easy, I did both sides in a few minutes.
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An online dealer I contacted says it is part number HJG7778AA and $ 242.85?
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