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    Default Grey rubber strip and spring that runs around the inside edge of roof?

    Someone mentioned in their thread about replacing this rubber strip after replacing the old 'spring' within it and replacing it onto the roof. I can't now find that thread. Could someone point me there or where can I get a new one? I've trawled Citroworld and Der Franzose with no luck. I'm sure I saw one before I decided I needed one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasya View Post
    Someone mentioned in their thread about replacing this rubber strip after replacing the old 'spring' within it and replacing it onto the roof. I can't now find that thread. Could someone point me there or where can I get a new one? I've trawled Citroworld and Der Franzose with no luck. I'm sure I saw one before I decided I needed one.
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    I don't believe the metal clasp strip is available. . .

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    That sucks, ours is rusty as, well, central Australia.
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    Oh yes, that was the post looks sexy clean. In to order it. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasya View Post
    Oh yes, that was the post looks sexy clean. In to order it. Thanks.
    Marco is away until September. . .

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    i've just made up an electroylis bath (800 litre) to derust and strip paint off panels, you could knock up a small one to do things like your clips for this section, works a treat and no boring muscle straining effort involved : )
    just google electrolytic rust removal, I ' m using caustic soda but ' washing soda' or sodium carbonate effective if disposal a concern, plus won't burn the s out of you if splashed! You just need a 6V battery charger, some wires with alligator clips, a plastic container and water! oh and a sheet of old metal to fit for anode.

    do NOT put aluminium in there!
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    Any reason a 12v can't be used?
    (haven't googled yet)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Marco is away until September. . .

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    So nothing will be sent til after then?
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    I'm using a transformer and you can control the amperage by the voltage, they tend to increase over a time period, people claim they have blown chargers for this reason I assume.

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    Thanks Noreason. And I've just received the email that nothing will be sent until after the end of August. So, nothing til September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    GreenBlood’s D(very)Special Rejuvenation 2009>

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    I don't believe the metal clasp strip is available. . .

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    I've just had a bit of success with this rubber strip. I took it off, coiled it up and let it soak in a bucket of mild bleach solution overnight.
    It actually came up quite well, lightly oxidised as you'd expect where it is exposed to light but discolouring and surface cracking is only noticeable if you get your glasses on and look real close. The three back panels and roof lining also responded to this treatment but I think I'll get the vinyl restorers to work their art on these soon.

    I may still go down the path of ordering a replacement rubber but it seems a bit needless at this stage. It will possibly do for another 10 years or so. At least it's available and easily taken out and replaced.

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    Ours is filthy and cracked everywhere. The new grey looks soooo clean I cant resist it.
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    putting the clip thingy back into it should be a nice way to drive yourself towards a bottle of Merlot, thry look like a p in the a to fit! nevertheless..

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    Maybe the cars owner will like to make it look pretty!
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    Oh, and a Holden.

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