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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 19, 9:43 AM Thread Starter
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Recoating window guides - some felt and some rubber??

Working on getting the doors electronics, etc on my restomod project completed and have encountered an issue that has stumped me.

There are several guides that need attention. One in particular is the one at the top most forward point of the glass where the contour starts downward. That one is rubber coated and both sides are worn down to metal; the driver's side is worse. What do you recoat these with.

I believe that some pics of these kinds of parts have felt as opposed to rubber and they also need a new surface application.
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Re: Recoating window guides - some felt and some rubber??

Nick, several places have this stuff. A few years ago I bought the material from an upholstery shop up here.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-69-70-...0AAOSwRXJckCv8

Just 1 example to get you started on the search.




Or here if this works:


https://www.ss396.com/part/GGF-557.html

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Re: Recoating window guides - some felt and some rubber??

Those aren't the ones I was mostly concerned with. The ones that are visible, rubber coated and riveted to the stainless at the top forward position of the glass channel (for the lack of a better word) are the ones that have left marks in the glass and I need to recoat them with something. Have tried various products like liquid tape, which might work, but not sure about its longevity.

Haven't looked into replacing the stainless - I'll bet that's a pricey piece.

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Re: Recoating window guides - some felt and some rubber??

Picture?

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Those aren't the ones I was mostly concerned with. The ones that are visible, rubber coated and riveted to the stainless at the top forward position of the glass channel (for the lack of a better word) are the ones that have left marks in the glass and I need to recoat them with something. Have tried various products like liquid tape, which might work, but not sure about its longevity.

Haven't looked into replacing the stainless - I'll bet that's a pricey piece.

Thanks, Nick
Are you talking the little steel / rubber coated blow out clips? I have a few sets of new.originals.

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Re: Recoating window guides - some felt and some rubber??

Here is a good set of pictures. The rubber coated pieces I have redone with plastdip. Work slowly and it's pretty good stuff.


https://www.hotrod.com/articles/1970-chevy-basket-case-chevelle-part-4/

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I also used Plasti dip and Velcro to restore mine.
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Re: Recoating window guides - some felt and some rubber??

Posted this an hour or so ago, but it doesn't show up???

Thought about Plasti Dip, but doesn't that stuff peel off?

Here a pic, it's the piece at dead center and I believe it's attached with rivets:
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Re: Recoating window guides - some felt and some rubber??

I thought it might be that piece. The ones I've done I sanded gently to roughen them up then "brushed" on plastidip. Have never had a problem with it coming off.
I've also used the liquid electrical tape which had great results as well. Patience is important when applying these.

BTW those little corner pieces are available as well. Pain to install and keep retained. Or if they are in good shape, can be painted with plastic paint/prep while in place.

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Posted this an hour or so ago, but it doesn't show up???

Thought about Plasti Dip, but doesn't that stuff peel off?

Here a pic, it's the piece at dead center and I believe it's attached with rivets:
I just sanded and painted mine. Only the drivers side. The passenger side was still in good condition. The window doesn’t contact it so I’m hoping it’s ok? If not, I’ll try plasti dip?
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