Go Back  CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion > C3 Corvettes, 1968 - 1982 > C3 General
Reload this Page >

Painter painted 1968 windshield frame. What to do?

Notices
C3 General General C3 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Painter painted 1968 windshield frame. What to do?

 
Old 06-11-2019, 08:43 AM
  #1  
Duffeball
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jan 2009
Location: Omaha Nebraska
Posts: 423
Received 12 Likes on 11 Posts
Default Painter painted 1968 windshield frame. What to do?

I posted this in paint and body and haven't heard much so I'm trying here. I just need some recommendations. My painter painted my windshield frame and I'm pretty sure in some instances you'll see the blue through the windshield. For sure want to make the VIN tag look like its original color. What would you recommend to have the windshield frame stripped? I don't really want to use paint stripper because the rest of the car is painted. should I not even worry about it and just paint the VIN tag a certain color? or am I supposed to worry about the windshield not adhering very well to the frame because of the paint.

As always any feedback would be appreciated.




Duffeball is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 08:51 AM
  #2  
540 vette
CF Senior Member
 
540 vette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2002
Location: Commack NY
Posts: 9,792
Received 142 Likes on 117 Posts
Default

Scuff it and put semi flat black on it. Not a big problem.
540 vette is offline  
The following users liked this post:
Greg (06-11-2019)
Old 06-11-2019, 08:53 AM
  #3  
540 vette
CF Senior Member
 
540 vette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2002
Location: Commack NY
Posts: 9,792
Received 142 Likes on 117 Posts
Default

Scuff it up, paint it semi flat black and put the windshield in. Not a big problem.

sorry double post.

Last edited by 540 vette; 06-11-2019 at 08:54 AM.
540 vette is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 09:05 AM
  #4  
Duffeball
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jan 2009
Location: Omaha Nebraska
Posts: 423
Received 12 Likes on 11 Posts
Default Windshield adhesion

Roger. I read somewhere that windshield guys aren't wild about installing glass on painted surfaces. Due to "shearing" or something like that

Last edited by Duffeball; 06-11-2019 at 11:06 AM. Reason: Spelling
Duffeball is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 09:56 AM
  #5  
reno stallion
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2013
Location: McCloud CA
Posts: 747
Received 133 Likes on 88 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 540 vette View Post
Scuff it up, paint it semi flat black and put the windshield in. Not a big problem.

sorry double post.
reno stallion is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 10:49 AM
  #6  
Douglas Mariani
CF Senior Member
 
Douglas Mariani's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2008
Location: Anaheim Hills California
Posts: 2,056
Received 100 Likes on 65 Posts
Default

If it bothers you than tape it off and paint it Flat Black.
Douglas Mariani is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 06:50 PM
  #7  
gbvette62
CF Senior Member
 
gbvette62's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2000
Location: Shamong, NJ
Posts: 9,174
Received 710 Likes on 560 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Duffeball View Post
Roger. I read somewhere that windshield guys aren't wild about installing glass on painted surfaces. Due to "shearing" or something like that
Check with a glass shop, if you're concerned, but GM painted the frames with either primer or black out, and it didn't stop them from putting the windshield in.
gbvette62 is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 06:54 PM
  #8  
orourke
CF Senior Member
 
orourke's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2004
Location: Skiatook. Oklahoma.
Posts: 1,257
Received 16 Likes on 12 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 540 vette View Post
Scuff it and put semi flat black on it. Not a big problem.
No big deal.
orourke is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 07:03 PM
  #9  
gbozz
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2008
Location: Roscoe IL
Posts: 16
Received 9 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

Early 68's, up through about S/N 15,000 or so, was painted interior color. If you car is under that Serial Number, leave it alone.
The next revision of the 68-69 NCRS Technical Information & Judging Guide will have this information in it, along with pictures of Blue, Red and Tabacco color interior.
Gary B
gbozz is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 08:10 PM
  #10  
Nowhere Man
CF Senior Member
 
Nowhere Man's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2003
Location: Sitting in his Nowhere land Hanover Pa
Posts: 34,686
Received 1,668 Likes on 1,480 Posts
2015 C2 of Year Finalist
Default

Originally Posted by Duffeball View Post
Roger. I read somewhere that windshield guys aren't wild about installing glass on painted surfaces. Due to "shearing" or something like that

I would think they would prefer that way. there is no prep and removing any old glue.
Nowhere Man is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 10:02 PM
  #11  
Motorvation
Junior Member
 
Motorvation's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2018
Location: Sandusky, OH
Posts: 25
Received 10 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-...3242055&rt=rud

Use glass primer on the pinchweld. You don't need extra layers of paint there. If you like the gloss, or lack of gloss, the primer dries to, use it where you want to black out the background. Use the daubers to apply. Fresh primer lays very flat, no stroke marks, from fresh jars. But shake it well, it's fairly thin, too.

I don't know what NCRS wants for glass installation. For me, you have to prime the pinchweld and prime the glass. I make a straight line on the glass that simulates the ceramic band on urethane set windshields.

Steve O.
Motorvation is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 10:07 PM
  #12  
CanadaGrant
CF Senior Member
 
CanadaGrant's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2006
Location: Blind Bay BC
Posts: 3,797
Received 306 Likes on 264 Posts
Default

I think what the deal is today is modern glass is part of the structure and back in 68 they used a product called Thiokol to seal in the glass. It wasn't very strong as far as bonding goes, unlike today, as glass wasn't considered part of the structural integrity so I don't see a problem with paint on the frame there. The worst part about that paint job is that the factory coated/plated vin plate and rosette rivets inside of the glass on the frame will be visible and should have no paint of any kind on them. They were not painted black but coated or "plated".

Last edited by CanadaGrant; 06-11-2019 at 10:22 PM.
CanadaGrant is offline  
Old 06-11-2019, 11:01 PM
  #13  
Duffeball
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jan 2009
Location: Omaha Nebraska
Posts: 423
Received 12 Likes on 11 Posts
Default Vin

I can tape around the VIN and try and get the paint off of it. Laquer thinner or something more aggressive?
Duffeball is offline  
Old 06-12-2019, 12:06 AM
  #14  
CanadaGrant
CF Senior Member
 
CanadaGrant's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2006
Location: Blind Bay BC
Posts: 3,797
Received 306 Likes on 264 Posts
Default

Nothing more aggressive than that but it should work if you use a small fine copper or brass brush (try a tooth brush first but the bristles will tend to melt) to get around and inside the rivet holes without scrubbing too much. No paint of any kind on the anodized vin tag or rivet heads and anything else visible through the glass should be a satin black.

Edit: Maybe try some Q-tips or something like that first with the thinner.

Last edited by CanadaGrant; 06-12-2019 at 12:14 AM.
CanadaGrant is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Painter painted 1968 windshield frame. What to do?


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: