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X-Type Exterior Window Seal Trim?

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I think it's a fairly common issue on the X-Types (particualrly the older ones like mine), where the window seal/trim on the exterior starts to bubble. Mine have the typical bubbling half-way along on the rear windows, but the fronts are starting to go as well. I'm interested to change them as I think it will make the car look a lot smarter. Does anyone have any advice where might be best to buy them?

I've been quoted a horrendous amount by a Jaguar parts specialist. Alternatively I've found a chrome option (although mine are origianlly black) on eBay:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-X-Type-S-Steel-Chrome-Window-Frame-Trim-Cover-4pcs/282475060940?hash=item41c4d35ecc:g:B7sAAOSw~c1Z0ft-
Has anyone tried these and do they work, as they are an none OEM part?

Many thanks in advance!
si_the_music_guy
Jaguar X-Type 2001 2.5 V6 AWD Saloon

PS. The X-Type parts page of this forum never loads.

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I have the same problem with mine on my 56 plate.

Have other issues to sort before I look at the trims but if I find any when I do look I will post back.

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It's called a Waist Seal apparently - Beware though, there are 2 different types of the same name 

https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/English/parts/71e8d41b-de98-4bc3-9ce9-7cdb9178f13d   &    https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/English/parts/f2de2940-8448-4808-873a-f1fa5ed0508c

I got mine from Jag in the end -  £85.15 for both sides.  Jag = C2S42738 & C2S42737    these were for a 3.0 V6 Saloon.  The originals are 14yrs old so I guess they last a while.  I think saving a few quid on them just to have them rot and maybe damage the paint/door etc is a risk and I've had fitment issues with a few e-bay items while doing this car up. 

They are !Removed! pricey though aren't they.

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-JAGUAR-X-TYPE-SALOON-WAIST-SEAL-SET-DOOR-MOULDINGS/162912040229?hash=item25ee507525:m:mCzlaBA-1lfDS9zws7hqzSw

£35 each... not an unreasonable amount for Genuine Jag bits considering EPC shows them at about £68 each for the rears 

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My cheap and cheerful fix was simply to rub down the worst of the bubbles, then stick this

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F172942499073

over the top. 22mm width, with two lines of adhesive tape on the back. It bent naturally to the right profile, easy to cut to shape with scissors, and now looks like I paid a fortune for a set of chrome waist seals. Well pleased.

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On 2/9/2018 at 10:18 AM, Kevin Portsmouth said:

I have the same problem with mine on my 56 plate.

Have other issues to sort before I look at the trims but if I find any when I do look I will post back.

same prob on 58 estate just got one £43 from main dealer,non of the local had any.

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Supergrover's fix looks good. I think I'll try that. 

How has it been one plus years on?

I'm wondering if the plastic stayed in place having been formed into right angle?

Regards 

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