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Windshield sealer (Read 308 times)
Aug 27th, 2016 at 5:35pm

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I was thinking Shocked since the dash is out it would give me some room to change out the old sealer. I would remove the windshield and put new sealer on and put the old window back in. Any input would be helpfull.
... also I could repaint the crome.@
....Mark
 
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Reply #1 - Aug 28th, 2016 at 8:54am

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I wouldn't doubt the butyl tape has dried out by now. Me personally would have a glass installer come out and remove and install the glass. The butyl tape has been illegal to use on a windshield anymore.
The trick using the urethane sealer is having enough sealer on the glass so when you install the trim it meets the glass with NO gap. Not enough sealer and your screwed. Also you need a special primer for the windshield frame and the glass when using urethane sealer. This is why I would have a glass installer do it. You could remove the trim and have it ready when he comes to do the job...............jack
 

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Reply #2 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 11:45am

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Thanks Jack..............just finished talking to the local glass shop. He will come out Tuesday and we will be able to talk and make sure he explains what will be done. He will use urethane on the new windshield (he told me the new one is a good quality one?).......Remove the old one and instal the new one for around $250.00....... Was thinking the price would be higher for the "quality" glass?
Thanks Cool
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Reply #3 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 1:22pm

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I took my 68 to have the windshield replaced a few yrs back & it was around $225 or so & I thought that was pretty reasonable. I had them remove it then I drove it back to the shop & replaced the convertible top hold downs & cleaned everything up then took it back to have the new one installed.
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Reply #4 - Sep 1st, 2016 at 8:42pm

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Alan,
Steve came out and inspected the old windshield and molding. He seemed to know what he was talking about. Looked me in the eye, and had a firm hand shake. Told me I could purchase a window from one of the corvette suppliers or he could get me one. He could do all the work at my place too. Soooo.......I will probably go with him unless a better deal pops up.
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