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Old 03-20-2005, 09:39 PM
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Window channel problems....

I found a surprise just waiting for me today when I pulled my rear window out of my 73 Mustang. I was planning on just pulling the window out and putting a new gasket in it today, but this didn't happen. After getting the chrome trim off I saw a bunch of silicone sealer beaded between the window gasket and channel. I began to scrape the silicone out when I saw 30 years of dirt below it. This is where I start to find out my simple window gasket replacement is going to a whole day worth of work. Under the dirt the window channel had rusted pretty well, but not bad enough to rot through. I started off by trying to use a wire wheel on a drill and all it seemed to do is burnish the rust. I then try using naval jelly and it doesn't seem to work worth a dam either. I then try sanding it with 220 wet sandpaper and it worked only good enough to get some of the rust off. The window channels are kind of hard to get into because of the studs that are welded in them for holding the trim. If I had a sandblaster I would use it but since I don't have one this is not a option .I need to get the rust out so I can get a good seal, plus I don't want it rusting out any worse than it is. Does anybody have any other suggestion on getting this rust out

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Old 03-20-2005, 10:12 PM
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Sometimes you just need a bigger hammer.

Get a 4-1/2" ele. grinder from like Harbor and a better wire wheel for the areas that still have some metal to them. The jelly will work,it's just slow,
Read some of the "sticky's" above for some more tips.
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:15 PM
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[QUOTE=Bee4Me]Sometimes you just need a bigger hammer.

I know I will have some of these issues this weekend when I pull my windows(front and rear)I plan on using something like por-15 or rust encapsulator and fiberglass it up.In the future when I am in better shape financially I might cut and weld panels.If it gives me any problems I WILL get a bigger hammer!
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:52 PM
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For getting into channels like you describe I use a right angle air grinder and a dremel tool. It can be a little slow but it will work. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-25-2005, 05:42 PM
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I was thinking about using a electric grinder with a wire wheel but I don't want to launch the trim studs like bullets if I hit them. Plus the corners are too tight to get a grinder into. The Dremmel idea sounds good, but I don't own one, I do have a mini air grinder. I will try my mini air grinder, if that doesn't work, I will just keep using the rust dissolver until I get the rust all out.
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