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Old 08-01-2013, 11:58 PM
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Need some help Leaking windshield

Howdy,

We have arrived at the summer home in N/E Washington. Several trips to town and the golf course and the prissy beast is purring along and I am getting many complements and drooling from men (and a few women too) at the truck.

Today (thursday) it rained ....it never rains in the summer in California, but this is not California....... anyway, the windshield leaks like a sivee. Of course, the main leak is, yes, right over the steering wheel and my lap.

I have not been able to look at the problem, but can I get a windshild resealed? My home truck is glued in with trim, this looks like a rubber seal.

Is this something I can do or do I need a shop to fix it? I am a good electrician, plumber, carpenter, and painter, but not a very good auto mechanic.

Suggestions welcome

Just love my beast!

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Old 08-02-2013, 08:18 AM
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It is a gasket and any competent glass shop should be able to fix it for you pretty easily. Windshields are something I leave to the people that do it every day.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:42 PM
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They use a pump grade sealant, and the pump is kind of like the old time oil cans. 3M makes it and kent does as well. Should be able to get it from a parts house, or body/paint supply store. Might take a day or so to get it in as not much call for it now days. you put the tip of the pump between the body and rubber and the glass and rubber and fill the void all the way around the top and sides, Use a fast solvent to get the squeeze out cleaned up. Beware ---- messy job.

Glass shop should be able to do it as well if you can find one willing to work on the older weatherstriping.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:31 PM
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windshield sealer

I have contacted Safetlite. They have worked on my 06 Dodge PU and 06 Ford Van replacing front glass when we had rock damage in the past.



I have an appointiment for Wed for them to pull the window and put it back in. I agree that seeing if there is much rust around the windshield it should be fixed. I have high hopes it will not as the rear window did not have any rust around it when I put it in.


A question is, Is the window seal standard or as I would expect a special order?

I have time so making a trip to town for nothing is not what I wish to do.
if it is special order, I have time to get one for them, as I doubt these are a stock item.

I did find that there is after market glass, but this windshield is still ok.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:40 PM
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You have chosen wisely

Putting goop over a problem is not recommened. It will usually make the issue worse. It does need sealant but if it's dry or rusted then you are going the right way.
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If you can't make it better why waste your time. No use repeating the orignal mistakes. I'm to old to push it that's why.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:09 PM
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LMAO Really??? Jeez No attempt. Simple fact

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Just fact NOTHING more, nothing less.. Wrong is simply that. Safelite will fx it. It'll cost you but it wil be right.
Water will run under the silicone & make it worse, silicone will not stick to rust.
Water will run around it & be caught underneath.

No attack here just presenting the way it should be fxed.. Have better things to do.

Safelite did one a few years ago on a 55 Chevy I had & it was perfect after that. If it is rust removing it is the only way to stop it.
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If you can't make it better why waste your time. No use repeating the orignal mistakes. I'm to old to push it that's why.

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Old 08-04-2013, 08:26 PM
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silicone is a bandaide

Thank you, That is my feeling as well.

$135 for them to pull this window and put in a new seal and reinstall the same glass.

I need to take it to them, but when they pull it, if there is signifigant rust, I'll stop the work and fix it first, then take it to be completed.

I'll call them on Monday to insure they know what I am brining in.

I agree, putting silicone on it would stop the leak, but would be a big mess and not a real solution. I intend to drive this truck every year for the next 10-15 years up here and know that this area gets rain regularily.

Fixing it correctly is money saved.

Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:39 PM
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I need to take it to them, but when they pull it, if there is signifigant rust, I'll stop the work and fix it first, then take it to be completed.

I'll call them on Monday to insure they know what I am brining in.


That's exactly what I did on my 66. The glass company called and said they reccomended I fix two rust spots before they put the glass back in. So that's what I did.

Good choice on your part!

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Absolutely.

Only doing it once is cheapest. Good Luck
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:15 PM
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Complements to safelite glass

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SAFELITE GLASS!

I took Brawler beast into Spokane today. Great people there! They had aftermarket parts ready. However they cleaned out under the gasket and put in new sealer without needing to remove the glass. They were very confident that the leak would be fixed.

It was obvious that they liked the truck and how well it was restored and being kept.

Anyone with glass problems I highly recommend them. (The company in San Jose CA area has also replaced my o6 Ram and O6 E350 front glass before and done a great job!)

Anyway the cost was gas to the shop and back to the lake (plus a nice cash tip for a good job done buying their lunch for the two).

It was apparent theywere Jeep enthusists).
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Glad it worked out & I agree

That's the way they have always treated me.

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Old 08-08-2013, 05:50 PM
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Iv been to safelite 3 times since iv been here in Spokane .... always satisfied ...

The first time -- i was shocked to see how badly pitted my 78 Datsun 510 windshield was ... it was like the glass was not there ...
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:45 PM
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Valley meet up

Mike D and Stepside66 and others


I need/want to go to West marine out in the valley. It may rain on Saturday so I was thinking of this as a good day.

Is there a burger place that maybe we all could meet up for a noonish meeting?

Greg Morrill

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