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DooNorth 04-04-2012 03:16 AM

Window trims rusting out
 
So all 4 of my windows trim pieces/water barriers that are horizontal on the bottome of the window are rusting out and bubbling up. I noticed two of the little end caps fell off and it completely looks like ****! Does anyone have any info. on how I can fix this?!
Thanks

GrnBeltWarrior 04-04-2012 07:12 AM

Re: Window trims rusting out
 
This is what you are looking for. Ships from Wisconsin, came about 2 days after I ordered them. Pull up on 1 end with a needle nose pliers, try not to touch the paint. Installation is just push down on.

Item: Outside Wipe Set Exact Reproduction Grand Cherokee 1999-2004

http://www.teamgrandcherokee.com/Wea...rip/index.html

Amelie 04-04-2012 07:22 AM

Re: Window trims rusting out
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DooNorth (Post 606754)
So all 4 of my windows trim pieces/water barriers that are horizontal on the bottome of the window are rusting out and bubbling up. I noticed two of the little end caps fell off and it completely looks like ****! Does anyone have any info. on how I can fix this?!
Thanks

If you're referring to these,
http://www.teamgrandwagoneer.com/par.../6066-gcw1.JPG

One of our members TJXJWJ just ordered a set from Team Grand Cherokee and I think he is loving them so far. :)

GrnBeltWarrior 04-04-2012 07:28 AM

Re: Window trims rusting out
 
These were the very first thing I replaced on my WJ. I ordered them the day after I bought it since they were nasty (rusty). Once you figure out how to get the first one, the rest are easy.

Amelie 04-04-2012 07:29 AM

Re: Window trims rusting out
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GrnBeltWarrior (Post 606785)
These were the very first thing I replaced on my WJ. I ordered them the day after I bought it since they were nasty (rusty). Once you figure out how to get the first one, the rest are easy.

I've yet to replace them. Can you just grab one end and pull up to remove?

GrnBeltWarrior 04-04-2012 07:46 AM

Re: Window trims rusting out
 
I pulled off a rubber plug at 1 end. Then used the needle nose pliers to get to the solid metal from within the wipe or belt (seen them called both). Then pull straight up.

I have seen a youtube video of someone taking the entire inner door apart, not needed. I did roll down the windows, not sure if it made it easier but I felt better about not breaking the windows.

Amelie 04-04-2012 08:07 AM

Re: Window trims rusting out
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GrnBeltWarrior (Post 606789)
I pulled off a rubber plug at 1 end. Then used the needle nose pliers to get to the solid metal from within the wipe or belt (seen them called both). Then pull straight up.

Alright cool.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrnBeltWarrior (Post 606789)
I have seen a youtube video of someone taking the entire inner door apart, not needed. I did roll down the windows, not sure if it made it easier but I felt better about not breaking the windows.

Yeah that's a bit excessive.

01grand 04-04-2012 10:34 AM

Re: Window trims rusting out
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GrnBeltWarrior (Post 606789)
I pulled off a rubber plug at 1 end. Then used the needle nose pliers to get to the solid metal from within the wipe or belt (seen them called both). Then pull straight up.

I have seen a youtube video of someone taking the entire inner door apart, not needed. I did roll down the windows, not sure if it made it easier but I felt better about not breaking the windows.

If I remember right from when I replaced my window motor/regulator I was able to remove and reinstall all weatherstripping/belts before taking off the inner door panel.

DooNorth 04-04-2012 12:08 PM

Re: Window trims rusting out
 
Thanks, that is exactly what I am looking for. Seems kinda steep at $99.99 though. To those who have replaced these, what are the odds of being able to take them off a salvage yard vehicle without damaging them?

Amelie 04-04-2012 12:14 PM

Re: Window trims rusting out
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DooNorth (Post 606939)
Thanks, that is exactly what I am looking for. Seems kinda steep at $99.99 though. To those who have replaced these, what are the odds of being able to take them off a salvage yard vehicle without damaging them?

As for price wise I know it's a bit expensive but that's the best price we've found so far for a quality aftermarket version. Compared to an OEM replacement at like $200+ from this site.

http://www.justforjeeps.com/99wjgrchbemo.html

That site "Team Grand Cherokee" makes a tool that is designed to remove those weatherstrips for $12.

http://www.teamgrandwagoneer.com/par...ts10006-d4.jpg

http://www.teamgrandcherokee.com/Tools/index.html

GrnBeltWarrior 04-04-2012 01:18 PM

Re: Window trims rusting out
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DooNorth (Post 606939)
Thanks, that is exactly what I am looking for. Seems kinda steep at $99.99 though. To those who have replaced these, what are the odds of being able to take them off a salvage yard vehicle without damaging them?

I bent the old ones quite a bit removing them. Mainly the end to get a good grip to pull up on.

TJXJWJ 04-04-2012 01:57 PM

Re: Window trims rusting out
 
Good luck finding any at a junkyard that aren't worse off than the ones you already have...
I just installed my set from TeamGrandCherokee...here's the link:
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f197/ordered-some-goodies-today-38913-2.html
99% of WJ's I see suffer from these things bubbling and lookin' all funky.


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