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Hello all, I have a 68 C10 that I'm rebuilding the windows (vent & side glass). My question is all about this product called " Moleskin" there site says it has 100's of uses. I would like to here from others that have used this product to re-set the glass back into the window channels like the wing/vent window as well with the side glass channels. Who's used it and did it work well for you and how long has it been installed ?
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Why would you want to use it compared to regular setting tape? You want the right thickness for your glass.
 

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First thing the product you suggested doesn't work well for tight bends, picture below shows the tight bend where my finger points too. I picked up a wing/vent window from the Truck Shop in Orange County and tried to work with that well NO such luck. I checked many forums with Very little luck. As well with Googling to find a Video that shows an install of the vent window " nothing out there"... One forums member directed me to use this product called Moleskin sold by WWW.TintProtector.com . If you google "TintProtector.com" you can read a little bit about this product and you also can Text them through there inter messaging system for more info that's what I did and So far sounds like its what would work the Best. And yes they have the correct thickness 1/16" size needed as well with it molds to what ever you stick it to. Don't be shy read about it, LOL
 

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I don't think the felt will retain the glass very well. You want something that grabs the glass and channel plus keeps water out. Just my thoughts. What did the GM use?
 

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Read about it from there web site you will read it is water tight (at least that's what they say). I am still looking before buying anything. From GM (OEM) molded channel setting matierl doesn't exist any more especially for 1968 C10 Trucks
 

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Read about it from there web site you will read it is water tight (at least that's what they say). I am still looking before buying anything. From GM (OEM) doesn't exist any more especially for 1968 C10 Trucks
C.R. Laurence has 5 different thicknesses of glass setting tape , use the right product ..
 

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I don't think the felt will retain the glass very well. You want something that grabs the glass and channel plus keeps water out. Just my thoughts. What did the GM use?
Moleskin has a "sticky" back or "self adhesive backing" that sticks to the glass , the felt side goes/fits into the channel. I guess you can lay down a layer of "adhesive" of your choice like "silicone". The Moleskin is moldable or gummy based. A flat rubbery base material doesn't bend around corners very well as it bunches at the corners making it very difficult in a tight bend.
 

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Bob Drake has various thicknesses of glass setting tape
Thanks but there stuff is all rubber and it wont bend to the curve I have in my Trucks Vent Window (bunches up in corner). I have already have it and too much problems to work with it.
 

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How much are we talking about? 3Ft for 2 vent windows? Maybe just go black silicone with some care and make it look good.
 

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How much are we talking about? 3Ft for 2 vent windows? Maybe just go black silicone with some care and make it look good.
Not looking to spend $69.00 + tax + shipping. I have two trucks to do totaling right at 20 feet.
 

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Find someone who rides lightweight bicycles , the tubes are very thin ,I used that on my 73 pickup vents , add a bit of black silicone.... ..30# roofing felt works , a bit of heat a drive glass into the frame .......put a strip of rubber in the frame so the glass doesn't bottom out , wedge the glass in position , fill with silicone , when cured , pull the wedges & finish up. Theres 3 simple ways to do it for cheap ..
 
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