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Old 10-27-2010, 08:21 PM
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keeping the windows from getting scratched..?

I live in a dry dusty area where the wind blows a lot. I have found that my side windows that roll up and down have slight scratches in them. There is dirt getting in the rubber/felt seal along the bottom outside of the window. I hose it out occasionally and run my finger through it every once in awhile to get the dirt out. What are you guys doing to keep the scratches from showing up and keeping the felt clear of dirt? Any tricks or suggestions. Thanks.

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Old 10-27-2010, 08:25 PM
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Is the felt worn off down to the rubber? That rubber will hold the dirt even worse.

If they're worn, replace them.
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Just clean them often! That is about all you can do.

I had my windows and felts replaced while under warranty, so I am extra careful now to constantly clean off the felts so I don't end up having to buy new windows.

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My seals were also replaced with new glass as well....all scratched up again! only thing you can do is try to keep them clean + never roll down your windows. Scratches really stand out if your windows are tinted
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:54 PM
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Lol, good luck not getting scratches, I got some with about 5000 miles on my truck. Hard to avoid, and sucks especially with window tint like mentioned above.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:53 AM
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I had the same problem with my 06. Like mentioned already, I took and rubbed my finger on the felt and also stuck a rag in between there when I was done washing mine all the time. I thought someone did a mod on this? Just cant remember what site I seen it on
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my windows are also really scratched and some of you guys said that ford replaced it under warranty? what do i say when i go into them? any help be great thanks
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:17 AM
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my windows are also really scratched and some of you guys said that ford replaced it under warranty? what do i say when i go into them? any help be great thanks
I am interested in that as well. Mine are really scratched and I clean them often.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:09 AM
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If you (very carefully) pull off the outer window felt, you'll find there is an upward facing J shaped channel at the bottom of the felt against the window. This channel is PERFECT for catching mud and grit that gets by the uppper felt strip. Once it gets by the uppper strip, the crud just packs into that J shaped channel and grinds on your window like sandpaper.

It's damn tough to clean out this channel with the felt strip still on the door....
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:13 PM
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Does anyone know the part number for the new felt strip?
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