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Tool to fit filler strip in windscreen rubber

PostPost by: Colwise8 » Sat Sep 09, 2023 11:03 am

Hi All, I want to replace the filler strip in the front windscreen rubber. I believe their is a special tool available. Anybody know where I can purchase on?
Or perhaps a sketch to make one? (Although I believe it may be plastic).
Any help/advice welcome to a new Elan Sprint owner!
Many thanks Colin
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PostPost by: jono » Sat Sep 09, 2023 11:17 am

Widely available tools, for example:

https://www.frost.co.uk/windscreen-rubb ... tion-tool/

....you need loads of lubrication too - washing up liquid works great
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PostPost by: RobertMaulden » Sat Sep 09, 2023 12:20 pm

https://kelvedonlotus.co.uk/product/uni ... trim-tool/

But appears to be currently out-of-stock!
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PostPost by: baileyman » Sat Sep 09, 2023 12:29 pm

There should be a picture of the tool in the owners manual. My dad made one according to that 40 years ago, and I'll use it soon for my Elan screen. John
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PostPost by: NTG999 » Sat Sep 09, 2023 1:07 pm

It's a Claytonrite tool, for sale on eBay etc
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PostPost by: smo17003 » Sat Sep 09, 2023 10:02 pm

The last 3 minutes of this video shows how to use the Claytonrite tool.

https://youtu.be/RuIRUaUrVFI?si=KNf1z5l-LK94XF3H
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PostPost by: billwill » Sat Sep 09, 2023 10:51 pm

Piece of a wire coat-hanger and a handle for a rasp or file.
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PostPost by: steve lyle » Sun Sep 10, 2023 1:58 am

I’ve done this job twice in the last few weeks, and got a couple of tools in afvance. I found it easier to use a plastic spudger. Put one edge of the strip under the seal lip, use the edge of the spudger to lift the opposite seal lip while pushing the strip in with your thumb. Takes about 5 minutes to do the entire strip.
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PostPost by: Colwise8 » Mon Sep 11, 2023 7:04 am

Thanks all for your replies. I know what tool to buy now!
Anyone know of a supplier for the filler strip? Sjsportscars have it but want £7 for postage!
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