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    Posted: 20 Feb 21 at 12:26
Hi there.

I have an issue with my LT28 front windscreen rubber.

Are they supposed to be shaped differently top and bottom? I looks like it needs to be narrower at the top and wide at the bottom.

The top lip on the bodywork of the windscreen opening is very narrow (not much rubber needed to fill it) whereas the bottom body lip is quite wide. The rubber looks the same width all around but, when fitted, the top sticks out, even though the windscreen is tight and the inner part of the rubber overlaps the same all around.

The top part that sticks out allows water into the seam, which isn't good for water tightness.
I've just spent two hours carefully getting the screen back out, thinking I had the rubber on upside-down, only to see it looks uniform all the way around. I just can't see how this will keep water out of the seam?

My only though is if this isn't an OEM rubbber but it is the one that came with the van. It wasn't fitted as the previous owner had broken the screen trying to remove it to do rust repairs.

Any thoughts gratefully received. Cheers
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