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Posted 07 December 2003 - 05:51 PM
Posted 07 December 2003 - 09:12 PM
You can first check by putting the window all of the way down, then pull the horizontal weatherstip that is attached to the very top of the door edge and touching the inside of the glass away from the glass. You might be able to confirm that the scratches are at this location. It is possible (?) that you can see it, but if not, you will still need to remove the door panel.
And, yes, it will trash your tint!!!
Posted 07 December 2003 - 09:21 PM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 12:10 AM
Originally posted by gbhrps
My 97 OBW had the same thing ocurr on the driver's window. I believe that some winter salt and sand got between the glass and the outside rubber strip and was lodged on the pad that positions the window in its up and down travels. Its about 10 inches or so in from the front of the door, and about an inch and a half wide. As long as the grit stays on the pad the damage will continue to be done. There really isn't anything that can be done, short of removing your inner door panel and taking the glass out of the door to get at the pad. Since your window tint is put on the inside of the glass, the pad and its scratches can't affect the tint in any way.
Tinting film is applied to the inside of the glass, and these pads will scratch the tint film quite badly.
The felt pad can be replaced with the glass in place, just be careful not to drop it inside the door during removal/installation.
I remove my felt pads every spring and clean them, and in some cases replace them if I feel they are worn out or beyond cleanable.
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