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Old 07-04-2007, 03:17 PM
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have rear glass out...please help

how did you get the moldings to stay? is the trick to lay the glass in the opening, with the seal on and gently push molding into rubber (with a rubber mallet if needed), then do the rope trick for final seal.

i have been trying to get the moldings to stay in on the floor to no avail. the moldings are not bent.

thanks
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Old 07-04-2007, 05:32 PM
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how did you get the moldings to stay? is the trick to lay the glass in the opening, with the seal on and gently push molding into rubber (with a rubber mallet if needed), then do the rope trick for final seal.

i have been trying to get the moldings to stay in on the floor to no avail. the moldings are not bent.

thanks
thats how my glass guy did mine...I was a wimp and paid for that job.

get a helper to push on the section of window that is being actively sealed while you are pulling the rope out. That helped a lot.
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:42 PM
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Put the glass on a pair of sawhorses or something similar. Clean all round where the gasket goes, then install on window. Should fit fairly tightly. Install moldings (not the bottom one, of course) in the groove. Make sure they are fully seated -- watch the corners, then wrap wire or heavy string around the groove that goes over the body flange.

Stand window in opening, bottom lip can usually be started at least partially over the flange. Pull string out while pulling toward center of window to flip the edge of the seal over the flange. Go slow in the corners, these are the hardest parts.

A helper to hold the window in place is very useful!

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Old 07-04-2007, 08:10 PM
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wow- what a pita

these aluminum moldings are for the birds,

i get one end in, as i move it pops out

i think i am going to go to a glass shop unless there is a serious revelation

thanks for your thoughts
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:30 PM
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Peter has it right and yes it is a PITA to keep the mouldings on the assembly. I think I have done them with all 3 mouldings on, but the bottom can probably be added later.
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I was considering doing this job my self, but I guess I will cough up the $150 the glASS doctor wants.
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:04 PM
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I have used this process many times with good results.
Put the trim into the rubber, then the rubber onto the glass, lay a piece of thin rope (I use the cord from venetian blinds) into the channel that goes over the metal flange on the opening, start and end at the bottom middle with plenty of over lap at the center. Tape the rubber/trim to the glass using masking tape. Go from the inside to the outside or vice/versa and leave plenty to stick to the glass. This holds everything together and when you place the whole works into position the cord is used to pull the rubber seal into place. If you are careful and use plenty of lube (glycerin, liquid dish soap etc.) you can usually pull the rubber lip right over the metal flange. Occasionally you may have to kind of pull the cord in large cicular motion to coax it over the flange. Start at the bottom middle go accross and start up one side to get past the corner, then do the same on the other side. Once both are at about the same place continue on to get past each top corner then continue on to the middle. DO NOT use a rubber mallet, LIGHT pressure from outside may help but it is usually not needed. Simply pull the masking tape from the inside and outside and you are done, if everything is well lubed it will pull out from between the rubber and the flange. I have replaced many front and rear glasses this way.
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