Windshield Top leak

Windshield Top leak

Postby DjPcEra [OP] » May 18th 2011, 2:48am

I't rained all night and I didn't notice till this morning around 10am that there is a leak.

What can I do to stop it? some transparent caulking/crazy glue (lol?) ? :confused: :feedback:
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby chevymaherchevymaher is online! » May 18th 2011, 3:32am

Go to auto paint shop buy clear silicon in small tube.Stick point behind trim and run a bead on both sides of trim around leak.
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby paintdrying » May 18th 2011, 3:35am

I used clear silicone. Probably not a good way to go. Maybe wipe it with acetone first. I had to smear it thin and wide. The first bead I ran was laser thin and perfect, It did not stick . The thin and wide bead stopped the leak and that made me happy. It lasted for years that way. Looked like a child had chalked it, but as I get older things like that bother me less and less.
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby DjPcEra [OP] » May 18th 2011, 3:59am

paintdrying wrote:I used clear silicone. Probably not a good way to go. Maybe wipe it with acetone first. I had to smear it thin and wide. The first bead I ran was laser thin and perfect, It did not stick . The thin and wide bead stopped the leak and that made me happy. It lasted for years that way. Looked like a child had chalked it, but as I get older things like that bother me less and less.



thanks both of you... :) will be stopping at home depot !!! :ty: :ty: :ty: :ty:
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby NY Safari TONKA » May 18th 2011, 5:34am

I used silicone for home windows(Home Depot) right at the connection of the seal on top of psngr side windshield just clean real good... :dance:
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby crazedfox » May 18th 2011, 11:51am

If,
__you have full coverage, hit it with a small rock. & go call yer' agent.

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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby DjPcEra [OP] » May 18th 2011, 5:12pm

crazedfox wrote:If,
__you have full coverage, hit it with a small rock. & go call yer' agent.

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:goodpost: NOT!



For all others thanks :)

how long does it take for it 2 dry up in humid/rain :shrug:
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby paintdrying » May 18th 2011, 11:13pm

Humid rain, to the touch, maybe a few hours. You could drive it around town after maybe 8 hours. A full day and maybe you could take it on the highway. You do nt want the force of the wind tearing the seal. If there is no flex in your joint you should be good by morning. I know the label always says 24 hours to full cure, but the humidity thing makes it tricky.
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby DjPcEra [OP] » May 19th 2011, 10:07pm

paintdrying wrote:Humid rain, to the touch, maybe a few hours. You could drive it around town after maybe 8 hours. A full day and maybe you could take it on the highway. You do nt want the force of the wind tearing the seal. If there is no flex in your joint you should be good by morning. I know the label always says 24 hours to full cure, but the humidity thing makes it tricky.


this said fine with 50% humid

but Im gonna apply another layer today
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby paintdrying » May 20th 2011, 1:56am

one thing I fail to mention is you will not see the caulking for awhile, then dirt will cling to it, reveling itself as a dirt seal instead of the invisible chalk you first put on.
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby DjPcEra [OP] » May 20th 2011, 2:21am

paintdrying wrote:one thing I fail to mention is you will not see the caulking for awhile, then dirt will cling to it, reveling itself as a dirt seal instead of the invisible chalk you first put on.


you can't really see it.. since it's inside that black plastic :)
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