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Door/Window Components Rehab and Two Questions

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I am rehabbing my second set of door innards.  This particular set of innards has not been touched in 53 years.  I am throughly enjoying removing/chipping off the dried, hard, recalcitrant grease in the guides and wheels, I had forgotten how much fun and enjoyment removing these components can be, and I do sooooo very much look forward to installing them as they simply, easily, gently, and effortlessly slip back into place within the door.  I hope the inner components within the other door are in worse shape so I can have even more fun.


The outer "chrome" window/door trim strip with the rubber squeegee* which rubs against the window and diverts most of the rain down the outer door... 

Question 1:  Has anyone found a way to repair the Replaced only the rubber?  How?  Source of rubber? 

Question 2:  Any FAQers have these in good order and for sale?

These trim pieces (left, 51211836291; right, -292) are available new from a few commercial sources.  However, paying $110 to $165 each is not my first choice.







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That rubber strip is an easy slide in replacement - Walloth and Nesch for instance stocks it as am sure U.S. specialist sellers would. Its actually really inexpensive - a few bucks as I recall. The cloth covered metal section if its rusted out is also available separately.


The aluminium section - the expensive bit - can be refurbed ... if the anodising has gone off you can strip it and polish up the raw aluminium with a specific aluminium polish. Hope that helps.

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