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Old 03-19-2006, 07:07 PM
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installing flat glass

I am about to install the glass in my car. It is all flat glass. I have the rubber gasket from steele rubber. What is the best method for installation? What type of sealers should be used? Do you put sealer on the glass before wrapping the rubber around it? Any info would be good.

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flat glass

sometimes the rubber is cold and hard. in the factory they used heat lamps to bring it up to 100 degrees or so. if you need some help to get it on the glass a little liquid hand dish soap helps. normally the seam in the rubber in alinged to the top of the glass. with the rubber on the glass youa can work a 1/8 nylon cord into the body flange grove in the weaatherstrip. in the factory they had a small ring welded on the end of a screwdriver, threaded the cord thru the hone and used it to insert the cord the cord should overlap almost the width of the window then soap up the flange hold glass in posiation and have someone inside pull the cord to pull the weatherstrip over the flange. have a glas shop seal the weatherstrip.
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I think you should hire a reputable glass shop to do the job. They have all the correct sealers and nohow to do it right the first time.
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There is usually NO reason what so ever to use a sealer. The factory didn't, and you shouldn't need it. The rubber gasket is designed to seal without any sealer.

A bucket of hot water works like a charm for any rubber parts, softens them right up.

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I agree with Brian. Usually they will seal themselves with a little time.
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