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Heh same question. I noticed mine was leaking yesterday when power washing and my shell has no window so I'll have to buy the rubber and window but wasn't looking forward to having to locate the chrome strip it its needed.

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I would say that the "locking strip" does more to spread the seal and apply pressure on the window surface and the shell on the other side.

I have seen experienced window guys put the windows in with the strip inserted and it seemed to work fine for them... of course it seemed like they were beating the crap out of the window. They too were the only ones I've ever seen to use polyurethane sealer between the window and the seal as well as between the seal and the body.

Anything that spreads the seal will tend to keep it from leaking.

I've seen black 1/4 inch dripline, black co-axial cable, and in my case.... I've got some white coax in mine right now as I'm going to remove the window for paint... no need to spend the money when it's not going anywhere for a while.

Make it different... or just do it differently

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It does help hold the glass into the gasket.

It doesn't help hold the gasket into the car.

Sometimes it's pretty.

On one of my cars, it's very ugly.

I put it in first, too- I find that easier. I've tried both ways,

and even with the tool, inserting the strip's an unnecessary pain in

the ass.


"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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black will not fade or turn yellow

I got mine from this guy. . .


Turbo Black Windshield Insert Strips for

the F & R with joiners - $66

email him and he will email you a .pdf form picture catalog

of hard to find parts.

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