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Newest Uro windshield seal doesnít fit very well

Picked up a new Uro windshield seal from our host, after it was posted that all of the old seals had been purged and the only thing in inventory was the latest, most updated seal. Big gaps at both lower outer corners. Original glass and trim, just new seal. Had a professional glass installer do the work and he struggled for close to 2 hours trying to get it right. Got the right to look better but driverís side is wide open. His opinion after 2 hours- this seal is junk. If I didnít need to get the car done for the track Iíd have taken the windshield back out and ordered a factory seal which of course would have meant paying for a second installation. Even after sitting outside in the sun for 3 days at the track, thinking maybe the rubber would relax and lay down, nothing changed. I think after my next track weekend, before putting the car in the garage for the winter, Iíll get a good seal and have it redone.
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Hi..there is plenty of info here on the forum..basically never buy uro windshield seal or any other brands...only original Porsche will fit correctly..
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Are you absolutely sure the lower section of seal is hooked correctly on the body? A "profesdional" windshield company spent at least 3 hours the first time trying to install the windshield in my 84 and got very close, but ended up tearing a section of the seal and had to order another one. On the second attempt it went worse and they eventually gave up and said they didn't want the job and told me to take it somewhere that specializes in 911s. It's very frustrating and I tried to help but they had already lost patience and wanted no help from me. At any rate I'd suspect the install before the seal. I of course could be wrong.
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Newest Uro windshield seal doesnít fit very well

Even OEM doesnít always fit! Iíve had 2 installed and both ďslipĒ permanently. Very annoying especially in the rain.

Both were done by a vintage 911 and Ferrari expert shop. I think the car flexes over time just enough to cause permanent slippage. Really bothers me frankly!
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as i said above... all other seals from any brand will give you hard-times to install and it will never fit in corners..i went trough 3 different seals before i bought quite expensive Porsche factory seal.
And i know how to fit the windshield seal ....always do it by my self.
You will amazed how nice it fits.It is actually pre-shaped in all corners...so take my advice return the seal bite the bullet and get the original seal..
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When I had my 930 painted I insisted on a Porsche seal which the shop proceeded to install upside down causing all sorts of fitment issues. Donít rule out correct orientation.
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ED..show us some pictures of the seal
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I've done mine twice. Both times I needed a second person on the outside to pull the lower corners out as I was pulling the rope from inside.
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I though URO had redesigned their seal for a better fit. Was this one the redesigned one?
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Ive had a ton of grief with the latest Porsche seal too....
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Ive had a ton of grief with the latest Porsche seal too....

Yep! Itís ridiculous. Itís as if Porsche just made a mold of the faulty Uro gasket to fill inventory.
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Yep! Itís ridiculous. Itís as if Porsche just made a mold of the faulty Uro gasket to fill inventory.
In fact, in the end an aftermarket one was used instead in my case. Just Bull*****. The aftermarket one was marginally better. I was really hoping the new URO one was going to be the fix. Ive read some good things about it
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Recently had a windshield replaced on another marque, and the common wisdom was to only use OEM seals, unless you want to risk wind noise and reinstallation.
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I bought the URO seal based on this review: Re-designed New URO Windshield Seal Review and was planning on installing this coming week.

I'm now in two minds as to whether to go ahead, but think that as shipping it back to Pelican from Canada will cost more than the seal, I'll probably go ahead and give it a try. I'll report back if it's successful or not.
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I always buy these. They have fitted correctly every time:
https://www.feboe.de/index.php/gummidichtungen-keder/id-911_541_225_03.html
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To answer a few questions:
Yes, it was supposed to be the latest version of the seal. Just purchased 6 weeks ago, after all of the old stock was supposedly purged.
Yes, it is properly hooked at both lower corners. Just too narrow a seal to properly cover the gaps.
There was no bodywork done to the windshield ares, they were nice and rust free, just removed the windshield for full paint. Reused OE glass and trim. OE fit like a glove.

I still have the original seal, just didn’t think it was worth reusing after 30 years, but it fit well. I almost gave it to the glass guy and told him to use that instead.

Tonight I get to try installing the quarter windows, which is going to be a pain with roll cage tubing in the way. Hopefully being Lexan windows with NACA ducts and new factory seals it won’t be horrible, at least I dont have to worry about breaking the glass.
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Is the windshield still installed? If so try to get a profile picture of how the seal lays against the body just behind the hindxhield wiper arms. The seal across this section of body should be forced into a concave shape it the windshield is seated fully.
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FWIW I had a repaint done last year, shop installed Porche seal on my '79, no issues - nice and tight
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Have you tried this method? Worked for me.
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Tools needed are a rubber mallet and a shaped thin wedge of wood as shown



Fit under trim and lightly tap toward the outer edges and watch the seal move!

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