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Rear window seal from metro moulded?


Crom Cruach

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I need to replace my rear glass seal, see photo. Is this item from metro what I need C (from a Chevelle):

https://metrommp.com/window_sweeper_kit_fits_2door_hardtop_wc_200331/?Year=1972&Make=Chevrolet&Model=Chevelle

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You need the ribbon for old schoolers. Or the urethane sealer glass shops use. It comes in a tube that can be used in a caulking gun. The glass must be removed, both surfaces cleaned and prepped and reinstalled. 

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Paul,

It may be very hard to remove the rear window without breaking it but it can be done.  It really depends how dried out the old seal is.  What I have heard some people do it get something like a piano wire and get it fed through the old seal and then with one person on the outside and another on the inside work the wire in and out all the way around the glass, cutting through the old seal like a saw. 

Like Thomas said, you will need to then thoroughly clean the channel and glass of all old seal.  If it were me, I think once it is cleaned I may hire someone that works at an auto glass company because you do not want any water at all to get in around that glass.

rob

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I have always removed windshields and rear glass using a 1" putty knife and going around the inside of the glass little by little until the old seal is broken loose.

Once glass is removed, the channel and glass have to be thoroughly cleaned and prepped. 

I then call my local glass installer and purchase glass sealer in a tube from him and put the urethane bead around the edge and press the glass back into place. I never had much luck trying to seal a leak without removing the glass. 

Good luck!

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31 minutes ago, Crom Cruach said:

Hmm, thanks Rob, is it possible to repair the seal and leave the glass in place?

Paul,

Not really, to do it right you should remove it.  If there is a leak around the seal, It is almost impossible to tell for sure where the leak is or even if it is only leaking in one place.  Even if it is leaking in only one place, for sure it will be leaking in others real soon.

rob

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So, while your at it, you can put drains just inside of the bottom curve going to center of car . I used a radiator repair drain plug ( for plastic sided radiator's). It has a rubber o- ring to seal up each side of it. If I remember right , it was about an 1-1/4" from just where it flattens out from curve. This way when water runs off of glass it will follow under your trim piece to those radiator plugs . From the opposite side of the drain plug, I ran a 1/2"  clear poly tube down to my trunk drain plugs(behind rear tires, trunk floor drop off panel). Here is a picture of that repair drain plug. Well, not all of my pictures are showing up right now. I'll  P.M. you when they come back.post-259-0-07078100-1478003026_thumb.jpegThere it is!! I thinking some auto parts store there would have this. I can also climb in my trunk for pictures of them.

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Woah that’s boots and braces James, my kind of over-engineered! I just ordered piano wire and a 1” putty knife so getting ready for the pain! Don’t know what I will do if I break the glass

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Dow makes a primerless adhesive that works well. I usually used 3M in the past, but last year I used the Dow 418 with good results. I got a setup from Amazon that also included a primer anyways. The also have it with 3 tubes somewhere as well.

Also A long knife will work wonders too (I got both at the time).

Also, I use the removal tool with the pull cable, but you need to be careful with that one. I use it most of the time, but let the blade do the work, keep it FLAT on the glass too. Don't rock it back and forth or you may crack the glass. I've had that one for over 30 years now, been pretty lucky with it. Never had much luck with piano wire though.

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