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Old 09-03-2003, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Here'* the cure for wind noise

If you have wind noise that always sounds like a window is slightly open this may be your problem.
If you look at the outside of the front door, there is a rubber strip that runs along it where the metal door meets the glass. Follow it from the front of the car and you will notice a gap where it meets the pillar that divides the small window from the large one.
This is the source of the noise. I pulled back the rubber, put a blob of hot melt glue there and pushed it tightly against the corner until it stuck and conformed to the shape of the pillar. After finding this out I went back and did a more thorough job. Here'* the proceedure:
1. Put all the windows down.
2. Clean the rubber strip, glass and pillars where they meet with alcohol on a cloth.
3. Pull back the rubber strip and apply a bead of heavy duty hotmelt glue along the bottom edge of the small glass where the rubber meets it and around the pillar, about 1/8" below where the top of the rubber strip rests. Do not go into the channel where the window slides.
4. Push on the rubber while it dries so that it conforms tightly to the shape of the pillar.
5. Do this around all the pillars on the front and rear doors so that the rubber strip follows the shape of the pillar. Do not get glue on the movable windows.
6. Go for a drive and enjoy the quiet.
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Can I have that one for a Techinfo article?
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To be a little more effective you may also try Clear RTV waterproof silicon instead of glue.
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I thought of using an RTV silicon, and it probably would be better, but you would have to tape the rubber in place until it dried. The hot melt is much faster and you can push it into the corners and hold it while it sets.

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Use this for a Techinfo aricle if you like.
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Dont worry bout using to much it just wipes off of glass with some gun wash. (laquer thinner) They use gobbs of it when putting in new windsheilds.
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Thanks for a great idea I'll give it a try.
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I think I will try that procedure also.
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