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  • Leaking windshield

    Okay, so I've got a hard top lined up, just need to go get it.
    Next problem is leaking windshield. Without a top (and in a warmer climate, snow sucks) I would dress in a way that if I got soaked, it didn't really bother me, but now with a top, I plan on making the jeep (relatively) leak free, realiizing that it will never be completely that way, and putting it back on the road on a regular basis.
    I have a couple of leaks that are between the (bulging-suspect rusted) metal and the rubber that surrounds the glass.
    I would like to remove the glass and rubber, and then sand/grind out the rust, and then replace whatever is missing by welding over it (not me, I have a buddy that welds) and grinding down the welds to shape. Does this sound like a reasonable plan? After seeing the threads on new windshields, I am hesitant to spend the money on a new one, mine is in pretty good shape, except for those couple of leaks. I was also thinking that if the areas aren't in too bad of shape, then I could use JB weld or a body filler in place. Anybody done this before? Thanks, Alex.

  • #2
    I would not use JB weld.
    As for welding new metal in. Take it off and find out.
    Also when you have it out plan on getting a new seal, put it in with clear silicone, under the lip and between the cowl and windsheild, both sides.

    As for sealing around the glass rubber(with a sealent) I wouldn't do that. I think it will be more problem than it solves.
    Also don't forget to get the seal for the top.

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    • #3
      Penguin - what is your opinion on JB weld? Just curious what someone with some expirence with it thinks. I thought about using it for a few things in the near future, looking for some insight. Thanks.

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      • #4
        JB Weld works fine for filling solid parts, and fixing solid parts(although I don't have much luck with it 50/50). I have never seen it work well with a thin out-reaching situations. It breaks to easy in my experience.

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        • #5
          i agree with penguin. in my experience too it likes to break when applied thin. strong when thicker.

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          • #6
            Alex,
            I'm sure that you've inspected well and know where your leaks are, however, the drain for the air intake/intake hose/fresh air door is often a culprit that appears to be the windshield frame at first glance. You might check it out if you haven't.

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