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Removing windshield molding glue.

Everyone, I've taken off my front windshield on my f-150 and want to remove the remaining black adhesive. Can anyone suggest some adhesive remover to get it off. It's that black glue stuff...

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Wax and grease remover should work.
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Sometimes there can be burrs in that area. Wear gloves to protect yourself from them and from the wax and grease remover of course. Also just so you know, urethane (that black stuff) makes a mess when it is cut with chemical so watch your headliner etc.
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If this is a "urethaned" in windshield and I think your truck is, that is urethane and no wax and grease remover is going to touch it.

First off, if it is urethane why do you want to remove it? If a new window is going to be laid in there you want to leave it. The glass shop will cut it out with a razor and lay a new bead right over it. THAT is the best base for the new urethane to hold your glass in.

If you plan on painting with the window out, just paint right over the urethane bead. The glass shop will then cut the top off exposing nice clean urethane to lay the bead over.

If you must remove it, just use a nice striaght edge razor and shave it right off.

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If a new window is going to be laid in there you want to leave it. The glass shop will cut it out with a razor and lay a new bead right over it. THAT is the best base for the new urethane to hold your glass in.
I had Diamond Autoglass do my 99 F150 and thatís what they did.

I asked the guy the same thing you just did and I got the same answer that Brian gave you.
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If this is a "urethaned" in windshield and I think your truck is, that is urethane and no wax and grease remover is going to touch it.

First off, if it is urethane why do you want to remove it? If a new window is going to be laid in there you want to leave it. The glass shop will cut it out with a razor and lay a new bead right over it. THAT is the best base for the new urethane to hold your glass in.

If you plan on painting with the window out, just paint right over the urethane bead. The glass shop will then cut the top off exposing nice clean urethane to lay the bead over.

If you must remove it, just use a nice striaght edge razor and shave it right off.

Brian


Yes, what Brian said.

I always cleaned up the stuff when it was still wet, mainly from my fingers. I guess it acts different when it's dry.

Always learning on this end here.

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