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Re: Viva HB Front and rear screen rubbers

Postby 1972nail » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:00 am

Here's another supplier for Torano rubber parts. May be cheaper than Rare Spares

http://bettaautorubbers.co.nz/index.php ... 147&page=1
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Re: Viva HB Front and rear screen rubbers

Postby rizzo » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:13 pm

Thanks for that David, although i think ive spent enough.

Rare spare reviews 2. front screen rubber.
Generally the rubber feels good and goes onto the screen without any issue not super tight just right, it went into the car very easily doing it by myself with the string method, fitting the screen/rubber for lube i used a small cap full of good car wash/wax mixed with water in a spray dispenser, having spoke to a screen fitter he recommended this or glass cleaner, the idea being not to soak it just use sparingly or as required its drys out quicker when finished.
With the screen in its apparent the top corners are not filled out enough, this is an easy fix with a slice of rubber between the screen and rubber on both corners, the chrome trim fits ok aswel, bit of a faff getting it in though, also because its wrapped tight the first/last length may need straightening more, the cover trim is a poor fit, so used the original one however you have to squeeze it together to get the right profile, as the chrome trim is different from Viva trim.
Its in and it looks good however both the lower corners are only just covering so i will see how it settles but will probably do the same here as the top. overall i,m happy with it about as good as it gets i think.
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Re: Viva HB Front and rear screen rubbers

Postby rizzo » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:27 pm

Rare spares rear screen rubber 3
Pretty much as James has posted overall its a good fit although i had to pack the top corners of mine for a better fit.
I didnt get any rear finishers with my trim so had to use the original, this was a right faff and when i finally got one in the rubber holding it wouldn't sit right, so ive taken it out, had i known i would have mitered the trim on the lower corners, i will sort that one way or another when i get time.
If i had to be super critical on the screen rubbers i would say they could be a little bit tighter, it might just be the trim not spreading the seal enough, what did you think James?
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Re: Viva HB Front and rear screen rubbers

Postby jamezz666 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:01 am

Sorry i haven't gotten back to this thread, as i've been battling a very hard game with the GT which i'll be making a thread about shortly.

To keep this short Rarespares are the rubbers to go for. The chrome insert wasn't supplied and i struggled to find them on there site, so i used the insert that came from the dreaded company classic car seals.. which did fit with a little bit of fiddling.

The rubbers from Rarespares do fit the screens nicely, but you will notice in the rear upper corners, that they're not filled out enough and i ended up with roughly a 1 to 2mm gap, but do not let that put you off as that can easily be resolved with some packing of some sort!
I recently acquired some new old stock front and rear screen rubbers and after contacting a couple manufacturers, they wasn't interested by the sounds of it to reproduce them.

If anyone ever finds a UK alternative which is as good fit as the Rarespares Australia, please keep this thread posted.

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