Posted 19 April 2016 - 05:20 PM
Ok, the fix can be done without replacing the whole window. I am not sure how long this will last, but here goes:
1. Clean surfaces, apply some kind of lubricant to assist getting chrome into groove, dishwashing soap might be best.
2. You place a silicon adhesive under the chrome piece, then starting about one inch from front of rubber piece, get the chrome in the lower groove and upper lip simultaneously, then slide forward to be flush to front rubber flap. Carefully slide the top under the rest of the lip while pushing from bottom to get chrome in the lower groove working front to back. Make sure it is in that groove. Now when you get to the very rear of the chrome, you will need to lift up the whole rubber trim from the body,so as to get it to set in the rear groves. Only the bottom of the chrome is a "u", the very back and top end are L shaped, so just slide in place. You need to keep pressure on the front while mounting the whole thing so it takes two people, then some kind of bracing to keep the chrome in place front and back while glue sets up over night. I then applied a clear silicon adhesive under the top lip, avoid over applying! I taped the chrome first so any excess ooze can be removed with the tape. Clean up with mineral spirits before it dries on the chrome.
3. The next day I also applied the clear silicon adhesive to the very front to avoid any air entry underneath the chrome, and small interrupted strips of glue ( with taping) on the underside, and very back of the chrome, to try to keep it from separating.
So, proceed at your own risk, be careful will application of glue, and clean up any excess. Took about 1.5 hours total, and a lot cheaper then $350!