[DML] Re: How To Replace Driver Door Window
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[DML] Re: How To Replace Driver Door Window

There is a lot more to it. Not all cars have the metal clips, and it's a much more difficult job without them. Once the glass is glued in you need to close the door ASAP. If you glue the glass in and then let it set up with the door hanging open, it will conform to the wrong shape and will never close correctly again. 

You get the glue from the glass guys who won't do the work. You need real professional grade glass adhesive, you generally will not be able to buy it at an auto parts store. Keep looking, call an exotic car dealer and finds out who does their glass.  

It's a horrible job and lots can go wrong. Getting that rubber in place is tricky. The glue is disastrously messy and if you get it on your skin it's there for days. You really want a glass guy do to it. 

Dave S

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Welmoed"  wrote:
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "daviddelorean"  wrote:
> >
> > My driver door window got smashed out (just the larger window not the smaller one that moves). The glass is gone except for what's left around the perimeter stuck to the door. I've taken the car to 3 auto glass places who have refused to touch it.
> > 
> > I have a new window. I'd really hate to go all the way to CA to have the window replaced. 
> > 
> > Can anyone let me know how to install the new glass? Should I replace the rubber molding the glass is stuck to? Where can I get the adhesive?
> >
> The rubber is 30+ years old, why not install a fresh one, making sure your work will not be in vain?
> There are little clamps in the door to hold the glass.
> Let them guide you in how the glass ought to be installed.
> Make sure the glass is not pushing the tollboot window frame backwards, otherwise your tollboot windows will not close properly.
> (The front of the main glass should be as far to the front and up as possible, I'm told).


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