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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 27th, 01, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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I wanted to install my rear window on my '68. It looks like a type of Black Silicone is used to install the window. It looks really easy. Are there any suggestions on the type of silicone to use. Any tips as well
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 28th, 01, 11:38 AM
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It should be the same as how the windshield goes in.

Go the Technical Reference section of this site and you will find an article about how it's done.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old May 28th, 01, 04:12 PM
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Be sure you get it sealed all the way because at 75 with the windows down it WILL fly out if not properly sealed....Trust me
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old May 30th, 01, 10:36 AM
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It's not silicone - it's a special blend of urethane adhesive used only for glass installation, and both the opening flange and the glass need to be both cleaned and primed with a special primer before applying the urethane adhesive (urethane won't stick to either plain glass or paint). I'd recommend having an automotive glass shop do the job - they can do it quickly and correctly, and do it right.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old May 30th, 01, 01:28 PM
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I agree, have the pro's do it. My brother tried to do his and he cracked the new glass because he did not properly remove the old window leaving a good base for the replacement.

If you do not remove the original window and leave enough of the original sealer in place you may not get it to seal, or worse yet it will crack from some part of the pinch weld putting pressure on the glass. I know several body men and they don't even do them, they say its best to let the auto glass specialists do it, they have the tools and all the right chemicals, which btw can be extremely flamable.

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