Mid Cabin - windshield trim/glazing

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Mid Cabin - windshield trim/glazing

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I finished up my entire windshield this weekend. I have some more painting to do in the process (zinc primer, silver metallic paint/clearcoat) of the frame while the trim was removed.
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It didn't happen if you don't post pictures

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Hey Bob,

Since it will likely be another 30 years or so before you need to use that again, I would be happy to buy the rest from you and free up some space in your storage garage...

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Here's a pic. Doesn't look like much but if you still have the original trim you know how bad it looks. This is a huge improvement from what I had. It takes a long time, I would avoid ripping it ALL out if you decide to tackle this project. I would do one, maybe two windows at a time max.

Harris, I'm going to re-do a few sections to get get better looking miters. Let me see how much I have left over and will drop you an email.


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Luv the sticker Bob!
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What is the best way to weld the seams together. This will be my next project.
Have you seen any shrinkage yet in the glazing?
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I have read that there is a method to weld the corners using heat (Taylor maybe?). It sounded too complicated so I used 3m rubber trim cement (Pep Boys). It's held up fine so far but it's only been one season.

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3M Weatherstrip is some good stuff. I sewed up a cut in my daughter's convertible top a year ago and coated it with 3M Weatherstrip. It still looks good and has remained watertight.
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I did exactly the same thing. Replaced all the old short pulled out window seals. I contacted Taylor made and asked how they welded the seams. They make and weld the seams BEFORE they install them (all cut to proper lengths prior) they simply use a heated (well pretty hot) steel blade and hold both seams on the blade until it is well "wetted" and then hold the seams together while it cools. He said takes a little practice, but once you get the hang of it they will look nice. He said glue will not work long term. He also said they cut the window trims about 1/8" longer for every foot of lenght to allow for age shrink. Mine are cut and tucked in, so I'm planning on using a small chunk of SS sheet metal and small propane torch. With a partner, ill have him just heat up the metal, ill hold the seams to the metal and weld them up, cool them and re-tuck back into the window.

I also have plenty of practice strips to practice on to get the feel. I also replaced the corner plexi glass (well faded and cracked) with lexan. They look awsome. I posted on here somewhere. 1988 11 meter. Pricy, but well worth it.

Ill try to post the after welding and post tricks and share my failures if so. Gonna give it a try this Friday.
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