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    Early in the new year I will get the roof taken off the Safari wagon and have a little bit of corrossion fixed. I was wondering if you can still buy the new rubber seals and also the chrome/stainless strips. Most of the strips are good but the two short only (about a foot long) are a bit rough. It is behind these strips that the corrossion is.

    Does anyone know if you can still gets these bis and from whom? Regards Graham

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    The strips are not available, unless you find someone with an old wagon.
    The seal is available from any of the overseas suppliers, make sure you specify it is for a break, they are a different length and profile.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richo View Post
    The strips are not available, unless you find someone with an old wagon.
    The seal is available from any of the overseas suppliers, make sure you specify it is for a break, they are a different length and profile.

    Hope this helps.
    Thanks Richo, I get them to be carefull with the strips.

    Many thanks Graham

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    Why not just polish the strips? They are aluminium on a Safari and polish up nice and shiny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grahammac View Post
    Thanks Richo, I get them to be carefull with the strips.

    Many thanks Graham
    Ask them to mark on the strip its original location.
    They can be a real pain to remove and replace without damage and there is a difference with the rear strips between left and right sides.

    As for polishing the old strips, well, they weren't polished to begin with and if the corrosion is severe behind the strips in the steel then it is likely the strips there now have become corroded also.

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grahammac View Post
    Early in the new year I will get the roof taken off the Safari wagon and have a little bit of corrossion fixed. I was wondering if you can still buy the new rubber seals and also the chrome/stainless strips. Most of the strips are good but the two short only (about a foot long) are a bit rough. It is behind these strips that the corrossion is.

    Does anyone know if you can still gets these bis and from whom? Regards Graham
    They are all alluminium on a Safari.
    You may be able to swap it all for stainless as like a DSpecial and other DS variants, but as its alluminium It should be easy to shape them again if they have been bent/dented and very easy to polish them up again.
    The shine should last at least 10 years before it goes off again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Subite View Post
    They are all alluminium on a Safari.
    You may be able to swap it all for stainless as like a DSpecial and other DS variants, but as its alluminium It should be easy to shape them again if they have been bent/dented and very easy to polish them up again.
    The shine should last at least 10 years before it goes off again.
    They are actually in very good condition and the corrossion is not that bad. It just needs a bit of attention and I want to replace the seal and do the work whislt I have the roof lining out and ready to be replaced.

    Thanks for the tips. Regards Graham

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