You shouldn’t have to plan your road trips around the weather – and you should NEVER have to don your rain gear while you’re inside your C3 Corvette! If you’re the victim of leaky backglass weatherstrip, don’t feel ashamed – it’s a major problem for 1973-1982 Corvettes.
The other problem is finding a weatherstrip kit to repair the leaks. When it rolled out of the factory, Chevrolet used a pliable adhesive or butyl sealer to seal the glass to the body. After 15 to 20 years, this sealer dries out and hardens which causes cracks to appear. When it rains, these cracks allow the water to seep down between the body and the glass, causing leaks.
For many years, a complete seal kit was unavailable, but Zip now offers Corvette Rear Window Seal Kits. No longer will you have to hunt for “something that will work” or go to your local glass installer and maybe have the weatherstrip repaired or replaced, if they’ll even agree to work on it. These new kits will allow you to repair the backglass weatherstrip right at home. The results are professional and easy to do.
Ready to tackle this as your next DIY weekend project? It should only take about one afternoon. Follow along with our technical article 1973-1982 Corvette Rear Window Glass Installation for step-by-step instructions and photos.
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