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  • #16
    Originally posted by FUBAR
    if it's fiberglass it will be helpful to have a dremel or something to grind the windshield with if it's never had glass in it before. other than that a twine or kite string with soap on it is all you'll need. also helps if the gasket is not cold. i used a heat gun.

    uh, did you not read my post from last week???


    i went through this exact same thing and was hoping you may learn from my experiance. i used the dremmel to shave/sand/cut away some of the windshield frame.
    Last edited by FUBAR; 02-21-2005, 10:56 PM.

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    • #17
      Hey mdwatkins the FSM even says to put a sealer in. I have to say I have done it with and without and found that with I have no leaks. But I am not a glass guy. Given my choice I will have someone else do it. Broke to many, gets way to expensive.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Lost-One
        Hey mdwatkins the FSM even says to put a sealer in. I have to say I have done it with and without and found that with I have no leaks. But I am not a glass guy. Given my choice I will have someone else do it. Broke to many, gets way to expensive.
        You can jam a sealer in there, but in my opininon if your gasket is in good shape and realitively new you won't need it...My best advice is unless you're putting new glass in every year or so put a new gasket in it when you do change the glass....but then I live out here where winters are cold and dry and the summers are hot and dry...the salt on the roads in winter are rough on the rubber and in the summer the heat and direct sun can really destroy a rubber gasket...A new gasket is a small price to pay, especially when you can get new ones outta 4wd etc for fairly cheap...this way you've always got a good seal between the glass and the pinchweld.

        I just know how I felt and some of the other guys I've worked with when we found sealant in gaskets like this...just about everyone felt they were worthless and a total pain in the *** to remove. Some sealants will go rock hard over time...so you get a guy that just bought a 70's CJ with sealant in it...and we have to chip that crap outta there in order not to damage the new gasket and to make sure it seals properly...that's why I usually recommend against adding anything in there but new rubber...

        Matt

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        • #19
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          fubar, I did read your post. my fiberglass frame had glass in it just a very worn out seal. the glass guys shaved the glass itself,not the frame which is why I was p$$$$$ off. they could have used my fiberglass frame if they were going to shave the glass. the company is/was safelite. they did put some sealant around the top of the windshield the area where they shaved the glass according to the " tech ".



          Skip

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          • #20
            Skip,
            You were in here the other day? I thought I recognized you. Sorry I didnt say Hi! You should have tried Diamond Auto Glass, they did my CJ and they did a great job. I have never heard of anything like that shaving thing. Just be glad you got a steel frame now, I like those better than the glass ones.

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            • #21
              Wow... I guess I was just lucky when I redid my windshield. I bought a replacement CJ windshield frame (metal) and gasket from 4WD. Took my glass out of my old one. Used some Greased Lightening on the glass to clean it real good. Then put the gasket in the frame and threaded some 1/4" cording into the gasket. I then sprayed the gasket with the Greased Lightening (it was the liquid I had handy at the time) and laid the glass into place and then pushed on the glass around the edge as I slowly pulled the cord which pulled the gasket out and around the glass. Worked my way all around the windsheild. The glass went right into place. Took me less than 30 minutes and it was the first glass I had ever installed. No leaks no problems. Guess I was just lucky.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by jeffm3434
                Wow... I guess I was just lucky when I redid my windshield. I bought a replacement CJ windshield frame (metal) and gasket from 4WD. Took my glass out of my old one. Used some Greased Lightening on the glass to clean it real good. Then put the gasket in the frame and threaded some 1/4" cording into the gasket. I then sprayed the gasket with the Greased Lightening (it was the liquid I had handy at the time) and laid the glass into place and then pushed on the glass around the edge as I slowly pulled the cord which pulled the gasket out and around the glass. Worked my way all around the windsheild. The glass went right into place. Took me less than 30 minutes and it was the first glass I had ever installed. No leaks no problems. Guess I was just lucky.
                Just like the pro's do...

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