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Coupe Rear Window Install

4WDVETTE

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Some may remember I was not happy with the fit of the rear window on my coupe. I could not get the window trim to fit properly - the glass seemed to sit up too high. After trying various methods suggested here to compress the sealer, I gave up. Drove the car and that was it.

Last night I removed the window and cleaned up the black tar like stuff that is supposed to seal and hold the window in place. It is in the shape of a rope. Maybe mine was just too thick. Need some new stuff.

Looking for a source for a product that will do the job. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Steve
 
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'67 Marina Blue Convertible
Sounds like someone installed the window last time with butyl tape that was too thick; GM NEVER used butyl tape, although some glass shops use it as a cheap short-cut to doing the job right.

The window was originally installed with pumpable Thiokol adhesive, which has been replaced since by modern pumpable urethane adhesives; a local glass shop can clean and prime the body opening and glass and install it for you - they do windshields the same way all day long.

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4WDVETTE

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Thanks for the info John. Maybe that is the best way to go. Not too sure I like the idea of them hanging all over the rear of my recent paint job though. I will check with a local glass shop that I know of rather than the big national chain type. Thanks again.

Steve
 

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