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Old 08-16-2009, 01:11 PM
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Repair of cloudy window

I have a rear window that is cloudy and de-laminating along the bottom edge, due to leakage of the seal. Does anyone know if there is a way to repair this? Thanks, Dave
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:21 PM
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It's not a DIY job to repair a window that's delaminating as far as I know. It may be worth it to get a quote from a local glass specialist that can replace the glass for you. Quotes around Chicago range from $250 to $300 for a brand new rear window installed. Give them a new seal and they'll replace it for you at the same time the window is getting replaced. Or find a window in the junkyard that's not delaminated and install yourself.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:22 PM
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Yes. Replace the rear window as I have to do in the Blue Bird. There is no other fix that I am aware of.
Should be able to find a rear glass in a Junk yard. Albeit, coupe rear windows are few and far between, but attainable.

Yes have a local auto glass shop pull yours and replace the new one. +2 on the new seal. And be ready to repair any rust(cause of the cloud) under the seal. POR 15 is the Best IMO.
Depends on if you have the defrosting rear glass what the cost will be. A 500/560 SEC rear Glass from a dealership is $1300.00, one from a JY is maybe $50, but you have to pull it. Easily done because you don't have to worry ablout saving the seal. just un hook dfrom the defrost connectors inside, pull the trim and cut the seal to expose the glass. I'd cut from the inside also jsut to make it easier.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:12 PM
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I had the same problem with my SLC over 20 years ago.

I gave it to a company that manufactured windshields. They sent it to their plant where they put it in clay and raised the temperature and pressure. The de-laminating and fogging totally disappeared. Unfortunately they heated it too much and some of the fine defroster wires melted.

To prevent moisture from fogging it again, I prepped and primed the edge of the glass with urethane primer and then spread a very thin layer of urethane along the edge.

It was a good thing that I pulled the window when I did as I had a couple of rust spots that were just about ready to creep around the edge where the repair would be visible. The headliner wraps around the weld flange and the factory workers cut the excess off with a knife, cutting through the paint to the bare metal. That is where the rust started.
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