Erik wrote:Hi all,
I’m a bit worried about my rear windscreen.
Neither the inner nor outer seal is completely tight, to the extent that dirt has accumulated underneath them, ever widening that gap. Rust has started to appear in both lower corners, the right one worse than the left. Water drips onto the rear shelf from above when it rains as the outer seal at the top doesn’t seal properly. After I’ve been driving in the rain and repark the car in the garage, there’ll be moisture under the inner seal (which I can lift easily) for several days. As a result, I feel really discouraged to drive the car when it’s wet outside, which defeats the purpose of having this gorgeous XJ40 as a daily driver (which is still my intention).
Shame as the rest of the car is in such great condition, and it drives so well.
One option would be to remove the seals, clean the dirt around the edges and reseal again, properly. That should delay the development of rust around the lower corners and prevent water from leaking in.
Another option is to have the window and seals removed, clean and scrape off rust, weld, repaint a large section of the car, and then refit everything ... That on its own would be expensive here in Sweden. Not to mention the risk of discovering other nasty and costly surprises once I scratch beneath the surface! Either way, not something I can do by myself.
Any advice or ideas are welcome … Especially inexpensive ones.
Sorry about the poor pictures. Had to take them in the garage with flash, as it's raining outside ...
katar83 wrote:One thing to add here, if this wont be sorted this year then it will be much more expensive to fix next year, its pretty much last moment before it turns into a rotten egg.
Brake buster wrote:as above, the rubber and chrome will actually carefully pull away from the car leaving the rear screen still in place and bonded to the car, you can still drive around like this as it will not compromise the car ( just its looks ) , but will give you a far better chance to inspect the issues ,
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