bare metalled lower edges of the front window openings getting some Granville Heavy Duty Rust Converter applied

fixing unseen problems, prevention is always better than cure

So the good news was that most of the side window and tailgate window frames were OK underneath the old perished rubber seals. With just the one that needed looking at, but Phil at Resto Classics soon had that sorted and the glass with new rubber back in place again! Meanwhile I cleaned out the other window frames, the glass edges and got the new rubbers on the remaining removed glass. Like watching any professional in action, Phil made the process of getting the glass with new rubbers back in place again look easy, but that I guess is experience at its best! With the fixed side windows now sorted it was time to look at the front windscreens…

prevention is better than cure, time to bare metal the lower edges of the front window openings
prevention is better than cure, time to bare metal the lower edges of the front window openings

Phil had rightly suspected that there was the start of some rust issues going on under the front screen rubbers on the lower front window frames, and unfortunately he was right! However fortunately it was just the early stages, so nothing too major, but prevention is better than cure, so Phil set about making things good as new again.

bare metalled lower edges of the front window openings getting some Granville Heavy Duty Rust Converter applied
bare metalled lower edges of the front window openings getting some Granville Heavy Duty Rust Converter applied

There were signs that the lower edges had been previously treated for rust prevention, so obviously this must have helped prolong their great condition. To continue this, both the lower sections of the front window frame surrounds were initially carefully cleaned up by being taken back to bare metal…

time to apply some Granville Rust Cure - Heavy Duty Rust Converter
time to apply some Granville Rust Cure – Heavy Duty Rust Converter

…before getting treated with some Granville Rust Cure – Heavy Duty Rust Converter – this should then provide great long-term protection moving forward! It kills old rust and stops new rust forming, nothing like having a bit of future peace of mind!

some rust preventative paint applied prior to fitting new rubbers
some rust preventative paint applied prior to fitting new rubbers

Once the heavy-duty rust converter had dried, it was a case of applying some protective top coat over the rust converter before fitting up the glass with their new rubbers and getting the screens back in place – happy days!

Big thanks to Phil and the guys at Resto Classics, they did a great job and even helped me learn a few new things in the process! For once I can now look forward to taking the bus out in the rain!

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