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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:26 pm 
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I took Mel to meet an ex colleague on Saturday.

He's now started up his own business in body repairs and is a total magician with fabrication, prep and paint.

We discussed the job but I need your thoughts on removing the rear side windows and the tailgate window to do the job properly.

The side window rubbers don't look too bad, but the tailgate rubber looks more like a 2 part epoxy it's so hard and brittle. (I'm sure it's not 2 part epoxy, just a 26 year old seal)

Are these seals still available guys n girls?
Cos there's no way that tailgate seal is going back in. So it might be a masking job and black touch up where the "seal" is chipped.

Any help, experience, or stockists would be gratefully received.

MelC is a 1994 JDM ST205 in red.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:13 am 
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Just in case you haven't used/heard of them before:

TCB Parts is your friend...if it's available, they will stock it!...

http://www.tcbparts.co.uk/

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Rear Windscreen Seal Genuine Toyota

Celica ST 205 GT4 & Celica ST 202 (1993 - 1999)

Part number: 75571-20420

Price: £52.41 + vat

Darryl

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:33 pm 
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I have approached TCB in the past for quotes.

Thanks for the info Darryl.

Out of interest, are you part of TCB? Or perhaps you just had the details to hand as you've recently replaced one?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:40 am 
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haha...no, just a frequent user, familiar with their website...only took 30s to find the seal!!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:05 pm 
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Nice one. I'll have a look at the site. Thank you.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:50 pm 
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It does seem strange to read the same thread on two different sites - but you got the same answer :D
I think you were hoping to get it sorted this coming week. It's a big dilemma deciding whether to get a windows out paint job done, I have been pondering similarly with my CS. I'm not confident though on finding a bodyshop who will reproduce the metallic grey paint as good as the Toyota original paintwork. A pair of wings I had done a couple of years ago had way too many reflective particles in it, so the end result was too light and looked awful.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:39 am 
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The decision is made, the job is underway. The guy I'm using works from a small independent garage in Shardlow, Derbyshire. Just outside Derby.

We used to be colleagues where we were both employed on rail locomotives and rolling stock. He did a few colleagues cars in his spare time. The results were amazing. But now he's gone full time self employed. I can't recommend him enough. I'm assuming you're near Cheltenham? Might be a bit too far for you, but look up "Rhinos repairs" on Facebook to see the work Richard does there. Don't think you'll get a better job or fairer price.

Images to follow when mine's completed.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:30 pm 
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I'll look forward to seeing the end result. Hope it goes well.


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