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leaking windshield
« on: April 05, 2018, 08:53:42 PM »
I have a small annoying leak in my windshield I've made several attempts to try and fix it. I've used butyl sealant and butyl tape without any success. I've decided to have the glass removed and have it reinstalled. I'm looking for a new rubber for my 38. Has anyone purchased windshield rubber from I&I Reproduction? If so how's the quality?  Who's did you use? Also I have a Vee butted windshield.   

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Re: leaking windshield
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 09:10:57 PM »
Just try to remember on a '39 i had..took it to a glass shop and I know I did not buy any rubber for the windshield ....if I remember correctly ????they used S-10 rubber and  vee butted the windshield and used a good grade of clear silcone...might be alternative ...check with your glass shop.....I know I was very happy with the installation
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 09:26:21 PM by FATnLOW »

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Re: leaking windshield
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 10:00:20 AM »
I just replaced the windshield glass on my '39 and used the I & I rubber which was way cheaper than Steele.  In my case I was returning to the original non-Vee windshield but I think the same procedure should apply.  First, the lip must be clean and smooth to prevent a water path.  This is where leaks usually occur, between the rubber and the body because you can add some butyl into the groove between the glass and the rubber before installation.  Yes, these window installs are different.  After doing research I discovered they must be installed from the INSIDE with class in the rubber and cord inserted into the lip groove.  Pull the cord from the outside (with lube) and start from the bottom.  Takes three people, two inside and one outside.  Not sure if the Vee procedure is the same or if one plate can be mounted at a time from the outside.  The shop you use must be "old school" and not a chain outfit.  Good luck and I have two Vee butt pains (AS1) in case you need backup!

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Re: leaking windshield
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 12:15:43 PM »
I just bought a tube of this stuff...haven't used it yet, but remember seeing this stuff in on my old 50's Chevy windshields.

3M 08509 Auto Bedding and Glazing Compound Cartridge

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-08509-Auto-Bedding-and-Glazing-Compound-Cartridge-1-10-Gallon/351386481687?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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