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1964 1/2 Convertible - 260 V8 C4 Automatic, Power Top, Console, 4 Wheel Drums
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Howdy all.

I am pondering what I need to do to get ready to replace my convertible top,
and one thing that jumps out at me is the weatherstripping.

I took it all off, and it all seems to be in pretty good shape except that it is dirty
and kind of grayed from age.

I see that replacements are availble for all of it, but it will get pricey if I just buy
new stuff all around.

Is there any reason why I shouldn't just try to clean up the old stuff and re-use it?

Is there a good way to revive the old rubber and make it look new again?

Just curious...

Frugally,

-Zim
 

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If it's not cracked, PB B'laster has worked pretty well for me.
 

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I have some fluid called Zymol Seal that I got from www.carcareonline.com for preserving weatherstripping. I tried it on the Honda, but results were really mixed. Nothing bad, mind you, but it wasn't what I was expecting, either.
 
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I'm replacing the top on my stang soon as well. I asked a "friend of a friend" (You know how that goes) and I was told if I replaced the top I would HAVE to replace the weather stripping. Let me know if you end up using the stuff you have. Especially if it works!!:) It would save me a lot of time and $$$ Thanks!!
 

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I've succesfully cleaned weatherstrips with lacquer thinner and dressed them with armorall or something similar.Sometimes they'll turn out looking new.Let us know how it works out...
 
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