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Old 15th May 2009, 12:50   #631
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The beading or rubber channel at doors around the glass has hardened.
So everytime the glasses rattles, whenever i slightly roll the window down.
I tried few glycerine based items to put inside the gap of channels(where it holds the glass). But it doesnt work for long, because its not easy to reach those areas.

Is there any product to soften up these rubber beadings. Which can just make them flixible and prevent form hardening and wearing out.
I am planning to remove all the beadings, clean them with mild shampoo.
And then soak them in some chemical overnight, which can soften them.
Is there any such chemical available.
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Unless you know what you are doing (as in the "chemical" can be really trusted) dont do the above, coz you will land up with more issues later. Better thing is washing the beading with mild detergents so that all the dust, grime are removed and lubricate light with some silicone based lubes and refit.

or else replace them with a new set.
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Unless you know what you are doing (as in the "chemical" can be really trusted) dont do the above, coz you will land up with more issues later. Better thing is washing the beading with mild detergents so that all the dust, grime are removed and lubricate light with some silicone based lubes and refit.

or else replace them with a new set.
Jaggu dada replacing will cost 800 INR per set.
And I also thought for putng some silicon spray or gel. But till now not able to find one.
Any idea from where I can get one.
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^^^I saw a spray in an automobile accessories shop few weeks ago. Did not buy it as it was bit expensive at around Rs. 350... and also it was a bit old. It specifically claimed to lubricate and protect/soften rubber, etc.

You could try WD40 also. It is claimed not to have any ill-effects on rubber.

Another product you could consider for lubing is Waxpol's Dry Graphite lubricant.
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Sonax has a great interior upholstery cleaner.....
Well, I was rather hoping that someone would say 'yeah, sure roy, you can unbolt your seats, wash them, dry them in the sun and put them back in your car'.
The sonax cleaner is good, but I have got the best results from from Wurth Upholstery cleaner. Not seen it in Blr, so will pick it up during my Chennai trip next week.
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but I have got the best results from from Wurth Upholstery cleaner. Not seen it in Blr, so will pick it up during my Chennai trip next week.
Wurth is very good no doubt. But the problem is you don't get all their products here. And it's not only for Wurth but for other brands too.
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Well, I was rather hoping that someone would say 'yeah, sure roy, you can unbolt your seats, wash them, dry them in the sun and put them back in your car'.
The sonax cleaner is good, but I have got the best results from from Wurth Upholstery cleaner. Not seen it in Blr, so will pick it up during my Chennai trip next week.

Where is this available ?
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Where is this available ?
I usually pick it up from Shell (Chromepet, I think). Any shell pump in Chennai would probably stock it.
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A very informative thread indeed. I have a few queries though -
The plastic "wrap-around" of the front windshield of my indica vista has started showing patches of grey/light discolouration. Is there any polish that can specifically bring back the original colour to this?
One other thing is that two different A S S have stuck their company name sticker on the painted surface below the rear windshield. When I asked the sevice station guys to remove these, I was informed that this would damage the paint and adviced me to leave it as such. Can someone tell me if there is a way to remove the stickers?
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Use a heat gun and a plastic scraper (old credit card) and it should come off.
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A very informative thread indeed. I have a few queries though -
The plastic "wrap-around" of the front windshield of my indica vista has started showing patches of grey/light discolouration. Is there any polish that can specifically bring back the original colour to this?
One other thing is that two different A S S have stuck their company name sticker on the painted surface below the rear windshield. When I asked the sevice station guys to remove these, I was informed that this would damage the paint and adviced me to leave it as such. Can someone tell me if there is a way to remove the stickers?
You should have taken them to task big time for that. Tell them you want it removed and everything should be as it was... and its not your problem how they do it. Tell them to repaint the panel if necessary. Lol!

You could also try getting WD40 to soak underneath... you may need to spray more than once... but it should work.
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Jaggu dada replacing will cost 800 INR per set.
And I also thought for putng some silicon spray or gel. But till now not able to find one.
Any idea from where I can get one.
I still think its worth it, if they are damaged. A genuine new set should last for 5-10 years with good care.

Silicone spray/oil check with shop that sell industrial/lathe/machine oils. Might be a lil expensive stuff, last time i checked was some 10 years when i was associated with a manufacturing unit lol
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Can someone tell me if there is a way to remove the stickers?
I think diesel and a credit card would work better. Please try your various cards (visa,master, amex...) and let us know which works best for scraping stickers off.
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Wrong information provided by me so deleting the post

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Old 16th May 2009, 23:11   #645
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I think diesel and a credit card would work better. Please try your various cards (visa,master, amex...) and let us know which works best for scraping stickers off.
hahaha they dont accept credit cards!!

Thanks Raccoon & 71Convertible. Pardon me for my ignorance,BTW what's WD40?
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