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New top-side seal seems a little long.

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1) Yes, Dave's instructions are a joke. I use lots of silicone, stick one edge of the seal in the channel and use a putty knife (gently, sort of, until I get frustrated) along the other edge from one end to the other. By the way, unless you want to perforate the seal, use a putty knife, not a gasket scraper or a slotted screwdriver.
2) Mine were half an inch too long also so I cut off the excess. After installing all the seals there was a %^$#@ gap and I got to purchase two more seals. Trust me here, it will be all right. You will have to squeeze the crap out of the roof to latch it, but the seals shrink or compress or something, there is memory there and in a couple weeks or less it will fit marvelously. It is as close to a religious experience as I have come to.

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I'm not sure I would call mine a "joke", but LarryP's method does seem to be the preferred one. (Hmm, time to pester my boss again about updating some of the articles...)

BTW, it is probably better to use glycerine rather than silicone, as silicone will eventually break the rubber down. Glycerine is actually good for rubber. You can get it at a drug store, usually.

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Hey, Miles, take a club to those seals and make them fit and quit yer *****in'. How long you been doing this? What it is is not what it seems.
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Oh nice. Niiiice. Now you tell me. After I spend like $2K at PP replacing every freakin' seal NOW it happens to come to mind that "oh gee, yeah, come to mention it silicone will over time actually destroy your wallet."

Sweet. Like planned obsolescence.

For that, I am sticking with the "joke" tag.
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I found that using Formula 2001 works good for slippage.....Oh yeah Buy the German Rubber products! third world rubber products do not last very long....... all together now guy's *ASK ME HOW I KNOW*
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third world rubber products do not last very long.......
*ASK ME HOW I KNOW*

I hope you didn't knock up an Afghan.


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I take that back.....Trojans made in Afghanistan make excellent top seal's LOL! Hendrix
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Yer killin' me..............just killin' me. :-)
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I pulled them both out, and started over, it's easier the 5th time.. I am getting good at it.

They still just miss making the 45 at the rear of the windows.. by a smidge.. enough to drive me insane.



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