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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2012, 04:02:40 PM »
Yes I live on Long Island. We had minimal damage, just some fencing and two trees. Amazingly we have power, however my mother inlaw and friends with dogs are staying with us and I gave my generator to a friend without power.

Below are pictures of two unrestored cars the blue car has the  mark just to the right of center and the seam 5 inches to the right. The green car has the mark 1 1/2 inches to the right of center and the seam 8 inches to the left of center. Just a few more examples of variation of the seal placement & mark.
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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2012, 04:18:03 PM »
My RG Z survivor trunk seal placement.
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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2012, 05:35:16 PM »
I looked at my car today and it has the mark. Mine lines up with the inside pin stripe on the passenger side. My weather strip isn't centered on the latch. It comes together on the left side and lines up with the side of the latch. Have pictures but need to make them smaller

After reading all these comments on such a mark (initially, I thought as JohnZ did - that it was 'restorer's graffiti'), I became very curious so last night I went down to my basement and checked my car.   It's an 09C RS/Z28 that I traded for in the mid 70's and drove for a few years and then parked in my basement in late 1980, where it sits today (although I'm now working on it again cleaning it up)..   Anyway, last night after seeing BillOhios comments and photo, I took my camera down to my car and checked.   LO and Behold.. My trunk weatherstripping has a mark essentially *exactly* as BillOhio's...   Even after owning the car for 37 yrs, I'd never noticed that, and I'm amazed that after all the washings, polishing, rubbing, etc..  that I never noticed it, or removed it!!

PS.   you fellas are amazing - thinking about all the things I've learned about my car that I would have never noticed without you pointing it out!   (and I'm a lifelong 'CAR GUY'....   :)

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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2012, 08:51:09 PM »
Could that mark just ID the type/shape of seal to use on the assembly line? do other models have another color?
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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2012, 12:51:44 AM »
If the color was orange does any body know the color code/name. I'm not sure I have seen an orange grease pencil but I'm sure they make them..The color on the car I saw looked to be a Garnet red color..How incorrect would it be to have the color on the right side of the back glass close to the inner pin stripe as stated with some on the left and right side) WS and, not to have it centered with the WS seam joint - as with Kurt's car. I don't mind redoing my WS but I would rather not have to refit another WS since this is firmly in-place now. From a detail prospective it looks factory correct and its a great story as to why its there.. Now that I have all these factoids..

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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2012, 12:56:25 AM »
My last post was in correct, it was JohnZ's 02D car and not Kurt's ..Sorry about that guys I don't want to offend anyone.

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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2012, 01:06:34 AM »
From a detail prospective it looks factory correct and its a great story as to why its there.. Now that I have all these factoids..

Eddie

Eddie not picking on you but what story as to why it's there are you referring? Maybe I missed it but I can't find a consensuses as to why it's there.
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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2012, 02:03:29 AM »
It would be a story from all of the above comments rolled into a conversation about why its there... Since there are varying opinions as to why its marked on the WS,  there are many references one could reference from this post alone. 

One could tell that the marking could be found on the right or left side of the center of the windshield... One could tell someone it seams to denotes the center of the WS, (which seems to be the most logical to me), or its a QC trunk mark for water leaks testing.

Basically, the same story the guy told me, in that, many original photos of survivor cars shows this marking on the WS, but not really sure what it really means.

Unless, I missed the real reason its there...

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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2012, 02:08:19 AM »
I believe that when they pulled off the length of WS, they marked the approximate center and slid it into place. They just tried to get the mark about mid-way so the ends were near the center.
All approximates and could be off on either side - remember, you have 60 seconds to get it done....
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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2012, 02:26:45 AM »
OK Now I see where you are coming from Eddie.  Just from following this thread I believe you pretty much nailed it Kurt. Reference point and that's it. Git-Er-Done !!
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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2012, 10:25:19 PM »
If they only had 60 sec. to get it done, then I would have never made it on the production line installing WS.  I think it took me about two hours of fitting and glueing to get mine where I want it..

Thanks to all for helping me understand this better...
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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2012, 03:33:50 AM »
Some operations could be double the amount of time. No idea if this was one of them. But then still only 120 seconds....
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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2012, 08:01:20 PM »
If the color was orange does any body know the color code/name. I'm not sure I have seen an orange grease pencil but I'm sure they make them..
Eddie

I suggest getting an old PMS (Pantone Matching System) color chip set for matching. Ask for an old one at a local print shop.
This way anyone who wants a certain color just needs the PMS number and then anyone can match it from a std chip.
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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #43 on: November 06, 2012, 03:13:03 AM »
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Re: Trunk Deck - Weather Seal Paint stripe
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2012, 03:41:16 AM »
Wonder how these things work?
http://www.poppin.com/Hi-Orange-Gel-Ink-Pens.html

Chick since you came up with this I happen to think of something. My sister-in-law is an artist and she might have or know of something that would work. I'll go over one day this week and check with her.
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