Weather stripping - LS1TECH

Log In 


General Maintenance & Repairs a.sponlink:link {font-size: 9px;} img.surround{ border-color: #000000; border-width:1px; margin-bottom: 9.5px; } span.sponsortext { font-size: 10px; }
Leaks | Squeaks | Clunks | Rattles | Grinds

Weather stripping

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-29-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
On The Tree
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lake County Ca
Posts: 128
Default Weather stripping

I have a 2001 T-top Camaro and i cant find anywhere with weather stripping that isnt extremely expensive. Is that just the cost of it? Or are there any sites anybody recommends?
ul-ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
TECH Fanatic
 
JUSTINSWS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,081
Default

http://www.youngsfbody.com/9302weatherstripping
Only one i found
JUSTINSWS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
On The Tree
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lake County Ca
Posts: 128
Default

I didnt have much luck either. Is that for the doors too or just the t tops?
ul-ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 10:09 PM   #4
TECH Fanatic
 
JUSTINSWS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,081
Default

Both i think give em a call they would know. Is your weatherstripping worn out? Leaking? Or what?
JUSTINSWS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 10:27 PM   #5
On The Tree
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lake County Ca
Posts: 128
Default

Leaking when i wash the car. It sprays water from the top part of the driver side window and leaks in the back around the pillars on the upper part of the hatch
ul-ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 10:27 AM   #6
Save the manuals!
iTrader: (5)
 
wssix99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,791
Default

Unless you can visibly tell your weatherstripping is bad... it isn't.

Can you see a visible gap between the window and weatherstripping? If not, then you may just need to adjust the window. If you can, then you may have this problem...

http://ls1tech.com/forums/general-ma...-included.html
wssix99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 12:07 PM   #7
TECH Fanatic
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Charlotte NC
Posts: 1,648
Default

^^^ oh yea. Mine was worn out and I bought some used off Ebay, lubricated it with Dielectric Grease and everything is good for me. Just an idea.
LS1121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 01:07 PM   #8
TECH Resident
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: dayton, ohio
Posts: 947
Default

Try Classic Industries or Hawks Third Gen.
Nathan C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 07:38 PM   #9
TECH Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South FL
Posts: 450
Default

I have same car and same issue. I'm gonna try using some kind of sealant or clear silicone. Hoping it will prevent the "wet roof" symptom. Also bought windshield and glass clear liquid sealant.

Does your floor area ever get wet? Mine had puddled water. I think it comes in from the dealt belt bolts.
dankl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 07:41 PM   #10
TECH Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South FL
Posts: 450
Default

Seat belt bolts ^^^

Almost all the bolts I took out had a sticky silicone type goop on them. Thinking that is what makes the seal, since it's basically just a hole that leads straight down to the wet road...my driver side seat belt bolt was clean of the goop though. And under the driver seat and back floor board is where the most water had collected.

Just stripped my interior and pulled up the carpeting this weekend. It was a nasty mess...
dankl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 08:12 PM   #11
On The Tree
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lake County Ca
Posts: 128
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wssix99 View Post
Unless you can visibly tell your weatherstripping is bad... it isn't.

Can you see a visible gap between the window and weatherstripping? If not, then you may just need to adjust the window. If you can, then you may have this problem...

http://ls1tech.com/forums/general-ma...-included.html
The window makes it all the way up checked today. But thats good info on the window motor plate, im going to be my passenger side soon anyways
ul-ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 08:14 PM   #12
On The Tree
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lake County Ca
Posts: 128
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dankl View Post
I have same car and same issue. I'm gonna try using some kind of sealant or clear silicone. Hoping it will prevent the "wet roof" symptom. Also bought windshield and glass clear liquid sealant.

Does your floor area ever get wet? Mine had puddled water. I think it comes in from the dealt belt bolts.
The floor mats have gotten moist before in the winter, but I recently dyno-matted the car and pulled out the whole interior and i didnt see any water marks or anything like that
ul-ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 08:16 PM   #13
On The Tree
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lake County Ca
Posts: 128
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan C View Post
Try Classic Industries or Hawks Third Gen.
Thanks a lot it looks like classic industries has everything
ul-ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 11:23 PM   #14
TECH Addict
iTrader: (39)
 
porksoda's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Clovis, NM
Posts: 2,461
Default

I have a Silverado SS and it has quite a bit of wind noise on the highway. What I have been reading is people stuff 3/8" latex or silicone tubing inside the void of the weatherstrip. It helps it puff back up and stop noise and leaks. I personally have not done this on my Trans Am or Silverado. Not yet at least.
porksoda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 03:30 PM   #15
Save the manuals!
iTrader: (5)
 
wssix99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,791
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dankl View Post
Almost all the bolts I took out had a sticky silicone type goop on them. Thinking that is what makes the seal, since it's basically just a hole that leads straight down to the wet road...my driver side seat belt bolt was clean of the goop though.
We'll let you duct-tape up the car with silicone or whatever but when it comes to this stuff, we should interject.

That stuff on the threads is threadlocker. You'll need to buy some of the same color and put it on the threads before you re-install. It's a key safety item and keeps the bolts from vibrating loose. (Depending on the specific torques and engineering of a bolt connection, it may or may not require the thread locker.)
wssix99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 03:32 PM   #16
Save the manuals!
iTrader: (5)
 
wssix99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,791
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ul-ss View Post
The window makes it all the way up checked today. But thats good info on the window motor plate, im going to be my passenger side soon anyways
If your weatherstripping look good, then it is.

Just raise the front or rear glass stop so the window raises up a little tighter against the weatherstripping, and you should be fine. If you take off the door panel and look inside the door, you'll see the stops that engage the glass and rollers as it goes up.

I had to do this on my car and after 10+ years... a little adjustment is understandable.
wssix99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 08:17 PM   #17
On The Tree
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lake County Ca
Posts: 128
Default

Quote:
If your weatherstripping look good, then it is.

Just raise the front or rear glass stop so the window raises up a little tighter against the weatherstripping, and you should be fine. If you take off the door panel and look inside the door, you'll see the stops that engage the glass and rollers as it goes up.

I had to do this on my car and after 10+ years... a little adjustment is understandable.
It looks a little worn but not enough to make it leak that bad. Ill definitely try raising the stops.. As for the rear hatch i'm guessing the only route is new weather strip or should I just try to adjust the stops back there too?
ul-ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 08:53 AM   #18
Save the manuals!
iTrader: (5)
 
wssix99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,791
Default

Do you have leaking in the rear, also? There are stops back there, which you can turn by hand, but there are also other issues back there, which can lead to leaking. If the weatherstripping looks fine, 99.9% chance it is fine.
wssix99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 09:38 AM   #19
TECH Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South FL
Posts: 450
Default

Wssix99, thank you for the info on the thread lock. I will make sure to pick some up before reinstalling the seatbelt bolts. Idiots at autozone pointed me in the silicone direction...
dankl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 09:44 AM   #20
TECH Fanatic
 
JUSTINSWS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,081
Default

Dont go to autozone go to napa if not napa orilleys
JUSTINSWS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need adhesive for weather strip AdsoYo Paint & Body Work 7 11-09-2015 04:29 PM
Dash/cluster/weather stripping etc CLEANING SHOP Stang Killer Parts Classifieds 1 06-27-2015 09:58 PM
weather stripping Huffdaddy13 LT1-LT4 Modifications 14 07-24-2014 11:19 AM
Need Convertible Weather Stripping RedVertTA Convertible Vehicles 11 06-17-2011 05:00 PM
Headlight Weather stripping? ssfugazi Appearance & Detailing 4 11-17-2010 12:38 PM


Tags
01, 2001, camaro, door, halo, leak, ls1, replacement, route, store, strip, stripping, tech, top, weather

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09 AM.