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 chevymaher » 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.

:rofl:
Bad,boy down,down :whack:
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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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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby AK1 » June 10th 2015, 11:14pm

chevymaher wrote: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.


I also have a leak in the cabin, dripping right by the rear view (but it could just be collecting in the center).

I'm thinking of ordering this: http://cart.autopartswarehouse.com/basket?ai=true

But silicone would be faster and cheaper - are you saying to apply it on the exterior or interior underneath the headliner?

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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby chevymaher » June 10th 2015, 11:42pm

AK1 wrote:
chevymaher wrote: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.



But silicone would be faster and cheaper - are you saying to apply it on the exterior or interior underneath the headliner?

Thanks!

Just get tube with a small pointed end. Jam it under the rubber trim on the outside. Run a bead around the windsheild on both sides of the rubber trim. Whipe the excess that squirts out off. Just keep rubbing as it hardens and it peels off easily and leaves no visible trace.
It you let it harden and then try to clean it off it wont come off and leaves a messy looking seal.

EDIT; aquarium sealer really works good to. It is clear.
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby AK1 » June 17th 2015, 7:21pm

I tried some black silicone and it worked in some spots, but didn't complete the job... Could be partially my fault, too. I got some 3M weatherstrip sealer which did the job again and it worked much better. :mrgreen:
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby Lumpy » June 17th 2015, 7:24pm

AK1 wrote:I tried some black silicone and it worked in some spots, but didn't complete the job... Could be partially my fault, too. I got some 3M weatherstrip sealer which did the job again and it worked much better. :mrgreen:


Could you detail how you installed/used the goo please? Were you going for the space between metal and rubber or rubber and glass?


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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby AK1 » June 17th 2015, 7:30pm

Lumpy wrote:
AK1 wrote:I tried some black silicone and it worked in some spots, but didn't complete the job... Could be partially my fault, too. I got some 3M weatherstrip sealer which did the job again and it worked much better. :mrgreen:


Could you detail how you installed/used the goo please? Were you going for the space between metal and rubber or rubber and glass?


Lump


Hey Lump - I peeled back the the weatherstrip to get the nozzle underneath it; then I squirted enough in so that it was overflowing out of the entire length of the weatherstrip. I also made sure to squirt some in the corners where the door overlaps. Once it dried I detailed it a bit by hand so it didn't look messy. The silicone was thinner and although I did it the same way it didn't seal it completely. Again, though, it would probably work had I put in more time and effort. In sum, though, the 3M product was a 5 minute process and there is no more leaking.
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby Lumpy » June 17th 2015, 9:04pm

Thanks. And is it 3M Weatherstrip Adhesive? Or do they have a product called Weatherstrip Sealer?


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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby AK1 » June 18th 2015, 12:48am

Lumpy wrote:Thanks. And is it 3M Weatherstrip Adhesive? Or do they have a product called Weatherstrip Sealer?


Lump


This is the exact one I picked up at O'Reilly's:

http://www.steelerubber.com/weatherstri ... 96-8011-96

It doesn't say "sealer" and I didn't see any that said that, either. It seems if you google it, the more common one that comes up is:

http://www.amazon.com/3M-08008-Black-We ... B00063X38M

That one apparently is "super" and does gaskets, too.
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby AK1 » June 18th 2015, 12:49am

Lumpy wrote:Thanks. And is it 3M Weatherstrip Adhesive? Or do they have a product called Weatherstrip Sealer?


Lump


And a side note, Lump - you're van is frikin' awesome, man! Love the pics too. :rockon:
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Re: Windshield Top leak

Postby Lumpy » June 18th 2015, 2:27am

Thanks and thanks.

Now that I know the right sealer to use, maybe it'll be even frickiner awesome.

tnx


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