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is there suppose to be a flexible rubber seal on a deflector or is the seal a black rigid plastic??

am looking at one now and it looks to me as the seal has hardened over time..

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Hi Charlie. I had one of these seals which I never fitted, but I seem to remember that the seal was rubber..
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Post by charlie »

hi dave,

it would make more sense, a rubber seal :idea:

its the first time i've seen one up close and the rubber has hardened so much its turned brittle and i guess the whole deflector is now useless :roll:

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I've got a blue tinted sunroof deflector and would prefer a grey one. Swop or buy.
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Just a hint - I don't recommend posting your real name next to your home phone number on the internets!

The guys on the board are trustworthy but don't forget this can be read by *anyone.*

Welcome, by the way :) I see you joined in September but I don't think we've "spoken" before...

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Charlie,
Somewhere, I have a contact who can supply the rubber seal and I think the clips too...although I made mine up so I can make some for you too.
There is an alternative to the black rubber seal and that is some 6mm tubing with a slit down its length. I've done on my TD and although I'll eventually but the proper one, it's only a couple of quid and does the job ok... :wink:
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Thanks Stuart. In keeping with everybody else, here are the BXs I've got:
BX GTi 4x4 1990
BX GTi 16v 1989/90
BX 17 TZD 1991
All in reasonable condition, except for scrappy foglights, and the 4x4 hot/cold heater control is jammed and the sunroof solenoid doesn't work.
Plus a 1984 GS Special break (estate). Not in the best of health.

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@ Brian - welcome to the forum. I really would go back and edit your message to remove your phone number. Just click the "edit" button in the top left hand corner of the message.

@ Bandit - how did you make your clips? What are the dimensions? I have the deflector, seal, bolts nuts and lack the clips. I'd be really grateful for a pointer.

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I'm about to swap them over onto the 16V (if she passes the MOT this week!!) I have made them out of 1mm galvanised plate (not as nice looking as proper black clips but they do the job) I'd make you a set ...but... it depends on how deep the deflector is where it bolts on. Am a bit busy till next week but I'll sort something out..
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