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Unread 04-04-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
kjg26
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So I was driving in a nice torrential downpour earlier today and noticed a funny leak at each lower corner of my windshield. Water was coming through at a fairly steady pace. Assuming the windshield frame isn't rusted out, should having new windshield seals put in fix this problem?


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Unread 04-04-2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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If the water is coming in from between the rubber and the glass it can be fixed by back-filling with urethane. The rubber doesn't actually make a seal, there is a band of adhesive (urethane) that "glues" the w/s to the metal frame. That inside piece of rubber is cosmetic only. You may have a w/s that was replaced poorly and the torrential rain just exposed its weak points.
Get a good caulk gun (21:1 compression or better if you can), and buy a tube of w/s urethane. Cut the tip about 1/8 in down from the top at a 45 angle. Pump the urethane between the rubber and glass from the inside. Start and finish about 6" on either side of problem area and use a popsicle stick to paddle the extra down in there. Don't try to clean up excess until it dries or you will just make a big mess. Any squeeze through can be trimmed off with a razor blade in about 12 hours.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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Most auto places should have a product called Flowable Glass Sealer. It's a Permatex product and will flow into the tiny areas no matter the temperature (tried and true), and seal up the leaks. I have used it on many vehicles without fail or issue.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 01:44 PM   #4
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Awesome. Thanks yall
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