Leaking front Windscreen seal.

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milfredo

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Hi all

I went camping last weekend and I was quite heavy rain and I noticed a big puddle in the front of the camper. I’ve just done the hosepipe test and can see the water coming in via the windscreen seal, pulling in the passenger side and I guess filling up and then coming over the inside of the seal. I can see it clearly on the top of the dash and then it pouring down the back of the inside panel.

It’s a brand-new window seal doesn’t look like either it’s been fitted very well or that it’s a very good fit. I’ve used a rubber mallet and banged it home a bit and pushed it back with my hand and it looks better but I was wondering if there are any tips and tricks to make sure it no longer leaks other than buying a brand-new window seal.

Does anyone have any recommendations as to the best seals for these old windows? I was wondering if you could get oversized rubbers that would account for any of any repairs over the years?

Cheers,
Will
 

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Hi all

I went camping last weekend and I was quite heavy rain and I noticed a big puddle in the front of the camper. I’ve just done the hosepipe test and can see the water coming in via the windscreen seal, pulling in the passenger side and I guess filling up and then coming over the inside of the seal. I can see it clearly on the top of the dash and then it pouring down the back of the inside panel.

It’s a brand-new window seal doesn’t look like either it’s been fitted very well or that it’s a very good fit. I’ve used a rubber mallet and banged it home a bit and pushed it back with my hand and it looks better but I was wondering if there are any tips and tricks to make sure it no longer leaks other than buying a brand-new window seal.

Does anyone have any recommendations as to the best seals for these old windows? I was wondering if you could get oversized rubbers that would account for any of any repairs over the years?

Cheers,
Will
Lots of different qualities of windscreen seals out there, where did you buy it from?
We only use front window seals from Schofields having had issues with other suppliers.
Also if you’ve had work done in that area, new front panel or bulge section the profile is wrong on repair panels and has too wide a step where the windscreen sits so allows water to sit at the base and then allows it past the seal so it could be a number of things.
 

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The window chap is coming back today. I have some 3M and some Captain Crack Sealer so hopefully I can make this work.

The seal on Schofields has the same description and price point as Custom and Commercial.

If the bulge is wrong, am I doomed? The new panel looked as odd a design as the old one which looked original.
 

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The window chap is coming back today. I have some 3M and some Captain Crack Sealer so hopefully I can make this work.

The seal on Schofields has the same description and price point as Custom and Commercial.

If the bulge is wrong, am I doomed? The new panel looked as odd a design as the old one which looked original.
How did it go today?
 

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The window chap is coming back today. I have some 3M and some Captain Crack Sealer so hopefully I can make this work.

The seal on Schofields has the same description and price point as Custom and Commercial.

If the bulge is wrong, am I doomed? The new panel looked as odd a design as the old one which looked original.
They might have the same description and price point but I doubt they are the same, we will no longer buy seals from C&C after they started making their ‘own’ seals.
 

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