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Old 10-17-2017, 03:57 PM   #1
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ZHP Shadowline Trim

Anyone come up with a cheaper alternative to buying new trim ($1100) just to replace the cracked rubber gasket that the coupe rear 3/4 window closes against?

I thought about buying either the chrome or aluminum trim because its less expensive and then cannabalizing just for the rubber, but turns out the trim is molded with the rubber, so impossible to remove.

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Old 10-17-2017, 04:04 PM   #2
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Have you tried looking at a part out vehicle in your area? It's crazy how expensive the new stuff is.
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:12 PM   #3
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I've been trolling around to find something that might work, but I don't want to swap out the good finish on my trim just for the rubber from another set.

Its really my fault; the rubber on both sides was showing signs of wear while the car was under warranty. Should have had it changed out then!
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:15 PM   #4
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Have a body shop paint it. Can probably do it for $600.

As far as the trim, some people found a home depot solution that looks 90% the part. Some kind of rubber strip. Look around here.
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:32 PM   #5
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You might be able to perform this DIY if you can make sense of the instructions without pics. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1035972
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Old 10-18-2017, 02:45 PM   #6
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Thanks for the DIY thread; I can see its a good cost-effective solution but I'm wondering what the trimmed end of the aftermarket seal looks like? Will the open end of the loop be visible? I'll have to send out some PMs...
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