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The weatherstrips that run all along the right and left sides of the windshield and roof on my 2011 Civic LX Sedan are completely shot. They're basically flaying around in the wind as I drive the car. I've been searching high and low for replacement moldings (73158-SNA-013 [R] and 73168-SNA-013 [L]) and having zero luck. The moldings are either listed as "indefinitely backordered" or simply "discontinued".

Anyway, has anyone ever tried those 3M Car Windshield Weather Seal Rubber Trim Molding Covers before. Something like https://www.ebay.com/itm/124761463745 or Amazon.com: 16 Feet Car Windshield Weather Rubber Sealing Car Front Windshield Strip T Shape Sealing Strip Automotive Door Sealing Strip for Car Truck Door Window Decor: Automotive?

Any thoughts? What about other options to consider?
 

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I have a 2008 civic ex and the rubber weather strips on each side of the windshield were no longer connected to the plastic molding after windshield replacement. Today I tried a patch job. I wanted to "glue" the rubber back on to the plastic molding. In order to be able to apply pressure to the joint I purchased some 5/8" foam backer rod from the hardware store. I placed it under the plastic mold and used a utility knife to trim it around the windshield clips. I then purchased a tube of 3M Black super weather strip adhesive at Autozone. I applied some to the loose rubber and some to the spot it belongs to on the plastic molding. I worked in sections, applying pressure until the adhesive set. It is really sticky and sets up very quickly. Will see how it works. You could apply the same method for aftermarket weather strips.
 
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