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vee93

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Mississippi
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1993 Medium Quasar Blue Metallic Coupe
I spent about 6 hrs. Saturday installing my new 'aftermarker' targa top weatherstripping. It was an exercise that tested my patience. The aftermarket stuff comes w/out the little internal wiring and plastic frames that come with OEM rubber.

The fit is not perfect on the passenger side and now I have a bit of a whistle working my nerves when I get the Vette up to speed. It also means that I'll have water in the car when washing it or if I'm ever caught in the rain.

I spent a good bit of time trying to re-adjust the w-stripping to better the fit only to have a worse fit somewhere else.
All of this after having aftermarket A & B pillar w-stripping installed.
Live and learn. Buy the OEM rubber folks. :duh
 
Joined
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Missoura Ozarks
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Carbon Flash CE 4LT GS Roadster
Sorry to hear about your problems...

OEM is usually the way to go most of the time! :upthumbs

Later . . . . . .
6 Shooter
 

LT4man

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Jun 25, 2003
Messages
2,214
Location
Chicago
Corvette
96 Collectors Edition LT4
I am very sorry to hear about your problems with the aftermarket weatherstripping.

I agree with you about the OEM.

I have never seen anyone complain about the fit of the OEM weatherstripping. The only issue I have seen is when someone says: "The OEM stuff is expensive."

Well, duh, there is a reason the OEM stuff fits!!! Obviously, MORE money is spent designing and manufacturing the stuff!

Thanks for the warning, again! Hopefully, someone will learn from your experience.

SAVE THE :w
 

sriat

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Feb 12, 2006
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82
Location
Kansas
Corvette
1984 Bright Red Coupe
I joined the crowd in making mistake

OEM is they way to go. I am paying twice to get it right.
 

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