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Old 11-26-2015, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hope this isn't already somewhere in the forum. I tried searching, but didn't find it. I was just noticing that the rubber seal at the bottom of my windshield (on the outside) is starting to pull away from the glass in the middle. Appears that there was some white adhesive that used to hold it down. Is this something that a regular person could fix using a little silicone adhesive to reattach it? Or, should I take it to a windshield specialist?
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My dealer is glueing it from time to time, as there seems to be no spare part available.
It looks like, he is using Pattex, which might not be available for you, but you might want to look up the specs, to find something similar.

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Another common problem Fisker used a double sided tape to hold the rubber seal against the glass . Another fail on there part once you remove the cowling the side sided tape has to be removed . The rubber seal is also held on to the cowling using duct tape .
In order to reinstall the rubber seal to the cowl I remove all the tape and use a special two part crazy glue to glue the seal back onto the cowling . Then install the cowl back onto the car .
If the seal is off the cowling you need to remove the cowl reinstall the seal. You can also use a bead of black silicone glue between the windshield and seal .
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The windshield/weatherstrip separation issue is fairly common with Karmas. For that I used 3M "Yellow Super Weatherstrip and Gasket Adhesive."

Remove the windshield wipers. Then carefully separate the weatherstrip from the windshield with a plastic putty knife. Then remove the old sealant with an appropriate solvent. If you don't remove the old sealant, you'll find yourself doing this job over and over again.

Apply the 3M product to the weatherstrip according to the instructions and tape the weatherstrip in place on the windshield. Allow it to dry overnight. When you remove the tape, there is likely to be excess sealant that oozed onto the windshield. But you can easily remove it with your fingers, much like rubber cement. Use the plastic putty knife to remove any excess sealant in places where your fingers can't reach. A light swabbing with Acetone along the edges and a cleaning rag will make the repair invisible.

While we're on the subject of sealing, see: For the issue described here, I used 3M "Clear Auto Sealer."
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