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post #1 of 18 Old 09-17-2019, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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I need to find something to stick my cowl seal to my windshield fr as me because it's starting to rust my new paint from water getting in there. Regular doubleside poster tape was a fail. I'm scared if I use the red double sided 3m tape that like they use for emblems , that it will peel my paint if i have to remove it. Any ideas ? My seal doesnt lay flat up on the windshield frame it curls. I need something that can be safely removed if necessary. Thank you


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I used 3M trim adhesive (black). 3M makes a specific adhesive remover designed for safely removing it. Or WD40 will remove it, too.

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I used 3M trim adhesive (black). 3M makes a specific adhesive remover designed for safely removing it. Or WD40 will remove it, too.

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Nice haven't tried that one yet . Thanks !

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I used 3M trim adhesive (black). 3M makes a specific adhesive remover designed for safely removing it. Or WD40 will remove it, too.

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How does do sealing out water ?

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It sealed well.

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Regular doubleside poster tape was a fail.

It failed on me as well after a year or two. I might as well try the 3M stuff but then again, I never take my CJ out in the rain either.

There are many types of double sided tape to choose from, but the problem is, I am no expert on what is best that can adhere to paint and rubber but not take the paint off if it needs to be removed.

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Are you talking about the foam rubber seal between the tub and the windshield frame? The one that has to flex allowing the windshield to fold forward? Those things leaked when they were new, and Iím trying to come up with a way to seal mine after I take it apart to repaint everything. Iím assuming the seal is available aftermarket, but am sure it will still leak. The one on my 1985 CJ-7 is the original seal, and looks crooked and deformed from age, and it leaks bad. Iím planning on putting a piece of black flex seal tape on it for now, since itís still being driven daily. Iím not so sure I would want to put tape over it after I repaint everything.

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... I never take my CJ out in the rain either...
Aw, come on Keith! Please tell me you've taken a sock off to wipe down the inside of the windshield before!



j/k - I wouldn't drive your beautiful specimen in the rain either
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Sorry for the hijack but I remember reading a post about flattening out this seal so the windshield can angle back more. My driver's side angles back almost 2 inches more than the passenger side. It's nearly impossible to put my soft top on because of this. Anyone have a link?

I'm fairly certain the windshield is OEM but the seal looks new, likely a Crown/Omix product.
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Aw, come on Keith! Please tell me you've taken a sock off to wipe down the inside of the windshield before!

I don't wear socks driving the Jeep, only size 14 flip-flops. It makes quite the challenge clutching and braking and not knowing if they stay on your feet or not while doing so.

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I don't wear socks driving the Jeep, only size 14 flip-flops. It makes quite the challenge clutching and braking and not knowing if they stay on your feet or not while doing so.
With feet that big, I'd think the bigger challenge would be mashing a single pedal rather than two at the same time!


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With feet that big, I'd think the bigger challenge would be mashing a single pedal rather than two at the same time!

Ha, been down that road a few times in small Korean rental cars when I wear safety boots as large as Frankenstein's. You wind up stepping on the gas pedal and brake at the same time!

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It sealed well.

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Are you talking about the foam rubber seal between the tub and the windshield frame? The one that has to flex allowing the windshield to fold forward? Those things leaked when they were new, and I’m trying to come up with a way to seal mine after I take it apart to repaint everything. I’m assuming the seal is available aftermarket, but am sure it will still leak. The one on my 1985 CJ-7 is the original seal, and looks crooked and deformed from age, and it leaks bad. I’m planning on putting a piece of black flex seal tape on it for now, since it’s still being driven daily. I’m not so sure I would want to put tape over it after I repaint everything.
I think some people are able to get it to seal

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I put a continuous bead of rtv on both the ws and the cowl. Let it dry till hardened. This creates a bump that further compresses the rubber of the seal. I did this back in 95 and 15 years later I had only some surface rust (top pic). So when I restored the Jeep this time I did the same thing. No leaks so far... from washing it. It's only seen rain maybe 2-3 times since.
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