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Megane Cabrio Mk 1 corroding front window seal

I have noticed that many of this model, including my own, have a corrosion problem on the rubber seal which runs along the bottom of each front door window. The part has an aluminium core. Water gets in and the rubber bubbles up as the core expands. The only replacement I have found is from Renault who will sell a full kit of parts for over 300 a side. Not viable at this age of car. Does anyone know of a cheaper alternative? Thanks.
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Re: Megane Cabrio Mk 1 corroding front window seal

I have similar problems with my 1994 Clio and have been searching for a solution but as yet have had no success. I priced what it would cost to have them plastic coated but on further enquiry the plastic wouldn't adhere to the corrosion of the aluminium. In fact I have one in a scrapper and decided to strip the rubber off and I found the corrosion so deep the metal wouldn't withstand any sanding to remove the eroded areas.

I agree 150 per window just isn't justifiable although apparently the price includes a complete window trim kit.
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