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Defective seal?

This is a Porsche brand rear quarter seal mailed to me by our host, Pelican Parts.



The round corner side has a U shape to the channel where the window goes which, in turn, pushes the trim up and out like this...



Was I sent a defective product? Or is that how this seal and trim works?
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Gibb... that's not how the trim and rubber work. Trim fits into seal as you have it in other areas. To make rear U work requires fiddling with the metal---needs to be shaped to the contour of the glass/car. If it's off just slightly... what you're looking at is what happens. If the trim needs to move back (towards back of car) there's some tolerance to do this---the corner caps that install at the forward corners allow for this... but only to a degree.
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Hi regarding any seal for our 911 i go only to the original supplier....i got my front windshield seal from SSF autoparts another from automotion and another form Porsche the last one was perfect.It costs a little more but the quality is there.So the answer is between the lines go original...

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Suggestion for you, return your new seals and order 993 rear quarter seals. Eliminates that damn trim, fit perfect and look great.
Many folks here have used this solution. See this thread:
Do 993 rear quarter window seals fit an SC?
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unwa..yes, great idea ..but if you want to stay true and original look as i said only Porsche original seals are the answer..
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Gibb... that's not how the trim and rubber work. Trim fits into seal as you have it in other areas. To make rear U work requires fiddling with the metal---needs to be shaped to the contour of the glass/car. If it's off just slightly... what you're looking at is what happens. If the trim needs to move back (towards back of car) there's some tolerance to do this---the corner caps that install at the forward corners allow for this... but only to a degree.
That was post holding down the trim in the rubber seal with multiple clamps for 2 weeks.

I'm asking if that u-shape for the class inside the rubber bit was defective. I'm not understanding why it does that. Its like the machine operator hiccuped while making the slit in the rubber.

That u-shapped slit pushes the glass out, stretching the rubber back, which in turn makes the seal not want to stay in.

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Suggestion for you, return your new seals and order 993 rear quarter seals. Eliminates that damn trim, fit perfect and look great.
Many folks here have used this solution. See this thread:
Do 993 rear quarter window seals fit an SC?
I have a half a mind to do that for all the windows even if it means buying new front and rear window glass.... This has been the biggest pain in the butt and the local Porsche shops and window guys won't help.
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Can you return the seal for another one?Did you ask?There is no independent Porsche mechanic near by you?

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Can you return the seal for another one?Did you ask?There is no independent Porsche mechanic near by you?

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Yeah he said I could come by and take a look at cars they have in the shop, but they don't do glass/seals jobs so all I could do is look to see what it looks like when done...

I'm past the 90 day return at this point so I'm asking to see if that is how they're supposed to be because I will get hit with a return stock fee and out money to get the same product if true.
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