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Old 03-10-2013, 11:08 AM
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I need help installing rear window chrome on my 1955 chevy 210. Does anyone have any tips on doing this? I'm having trouble getting all the clips to hold, I've even added more clips. What is the best type of silicone to use to hold it and can I duct tape it to the body until it dries? Thanks for any suggestions.Dan

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are they old clips? Did you screw the clips in or used factory studs? They may be worn or set at the wrong depth?
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Do Not Use DUCT TAPE !!!! painters tape. The duck tape will leave a residue & also may take some paint with it.
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The clips are new and older. When I had the window put in I used new clips from dancuk but the guy installing it said I should of had more clips to hold it better. but I didn't have any extra. I could not get the chrome to stay so I left the pieces off and drove it for a couple years. Last winter I had a guy redo it and I bought another set from cars and a new gasket from steele. he also had a tough time getting them to hold.andit didn't look right so I'm trying to do it myself this year. they are not screwed in they just sit on the lip. Thanks Dan
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Let me double check at the shop. (there's several 55's in various stages) IIRC the clips need to be fastened to the body either by screws, studs, or rivits. With the exception of the 2 corner pieces which have long studs and nuts.
I have had to resort to gluing them on for one reason or other, And use windshield urethane, as what is used on newer cars.
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