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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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rubber seals for w108, windshield, back glass and trunk

I thought I had posted this earlier, but didn't see it come up. Please forgive me if screwed up and posted twice; I'm new at this.

Has anyone used the URO replacement seals from FCP Groton? They have all 3 as a set for $123.74. I've heard some aftermarket seals don't fit well. I know OEM are best but I'm on a budget.

Is there a step-by-step anywhere for doing the windshield and back glass in a w108? Mine is a '68 250S.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 11:16 PM
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Having had some bad experiences with aftermarket rubber products I would advise you to use M-B parts if at all possible and have a professional glass installer do the work. I would ask your nearest M-B dealer who they use. You may find that the pro would be able to do everything for about the same total cost. The operative word is "may" but poor parts and a great installer equals leaks.
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I bought front and rear seals, as well as door seals, off eBay. I had them professionally installed and I've been leak free for years. Note that if you do the front yourself, you'll need to install the front chrome and rubbers at the same time.
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Used URO seals on both front and rear windshields. They sucked and I had to spend the bucks on OEM like I should have from the start. You are on a budget so do yourself a favor and buy the good stuff to start with or you will be buying them twice. OEM seals fit and look perfect. Now you have my $.02 to add to your budget.
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OK, you guys convinced me. I'm going with OEM for the windshield and back glass and the URO seal for the trunk. Thanks for talking some sense into me.
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Our collective pleasure, that's why we're here. Good luck with the fix
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