Hi all, I just got this 2007 MKX with the vista roof. The seals between the rear top glass and the sliding glass and the rear spoiler are sun damaged and disintegrating. My questions are: Can the top seal between the rear glass and the front glass be replaced without removing the rear glass? Is there an alternative fix. There is no leakage that I have found but it looks terrible. Also, the rear spoiler needs to be repainted. How do I remove it from the rear hatch? This is what happens when you leave your car parked outside in California.
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 11:07 PM
The link didn't help. I don't mind replacing with new if I knew how to remove the rear glass if that is required. If the glass is glued in like a windshield than I will try to come up with another solution. I was hoping that someone on this site has had the same problem and came up with a fix.
Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:51 PM
As you can see from the photo the rubber is too far gone for a protectant. It appears that the portion of the rubber seal that is under the glass is still intact. I could just trim off the part between the two glass panels and be rid of the gooy mess. Is the rear glass removable? Anyone have to replace this glass panel? I guess I'll try a glass shop for information.
Posted 21 October 2017 - 12:26 AM
Here's how to remove the fixed rear glass. As you can see, you remove the movable glass, then the headliner, then the fixed glass. Then the seals. Quite a job. MacTfordEdge recommended removing the moving glass panel to be a two man job. (About 70 lbs I think he said).
BTW, Nac has a video on YouTube about removing the moving glass.
Posted 21 October 2017 - 12:29 AM
Sorry, meant to add this:
Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:10 AM
Thanks for the procedure and your time to respond, Looks like quite a job. Too much just for cosmetic purposes. I'll just live with it until I can come up with a alternative solution. How about the procedure for removing the rear spoiler so I can refinish it?
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Posted 10 November 2017 - 07:36 PM
What would happen if you masked off the roof area and sprayed a liquid rubber on the deteriorated rubber gasket? A product such as Flex Seal (which is liquid rubber) or simular.
May take several coats, with light sanding with 500 grade steel wool. Work the rubber into the cracks, while keeping the top surface level. Finish with one final light coat to carry a sheen. I'd bet you wouldn't have to refinish if done right.
Edited by enigma-2, 10 November 2017 - 07:40 PM.
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