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Old 04-15-2019, 07:32 AM
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Default front window trim,(took 6 hours) what next?

Ok, that was a struggle, now the trim is off, I have rubber all around the window glass, do I use piano wire all around to free up window to lift out? (not sure if this is stock with rubber)
64 coupe. and after clips are changed what do I use to put back in? silcone? or roll of tar from window place.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:46 AM
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Ok, that was a struggle, now the trim is off, I have rubber all around the window glass, do I use piano wire all around to free up window to lift out? (not sure if this is stock with rubber)
64 coupe. and after clips are changed what do I use to put back in? silcone? or roll of tar from window place.
I had my windshield put in by the guy that painted my car 5 years ago. I tried to put my trim on but I couldn't get it to fit right and a few pieces wouldn't go back on. I was so afraid of scratching the paint that I never put it back on. It still isn't on. I had a few windshield guys look at it and they told me the aftermarket window I used was a hair too big preventing the clips from spreading. At this point I'm ready to do the whole thing over and attempt seamless glass. It's a custom so I'm not worried about keeping the stock look.
Make sure you get a quality replacement glass!

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Just Cut the rubber with the utility knife make sure you donít use a metal one you could scratch the glass use one with a plastic handle. Obviously you need a new rubber weatherstrip and the proper adhesive to put it back in. Make sure you buy the American made clips not the cheap Chinese ones. Never use silicone.
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Just Cut the rubber with the utility knife make sure you donít use a metal one you could scratch the glass use one with a plastic handle. Obviously you need a new rubber weatherstrip and the proper adhesive to put it back in. Make sure you buy the American made clips not the cheap Chinese ones. Never use silicone.
and get new weatherstrip from Corvette Rubber if you want a decent fit...
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