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How do you remove windshield stainless trim on a 700 package car?
Posted by: kobe56 ()
Date: February 13, 2018 02:34PM

I want to remove the trim on my wagons windshield and back glass with out damaging it. The seals are cracked badly.

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Re: How do you remove windshield stainless trim on a 700 package car?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: February 13, 2018 03:09PM

Remove the trim by removing the rubber with the trim and glass as a unit. It does not come out of the rubber until the rubber is off the glass.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: How do you remove windshield stainless trim on a 700 package car?
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: February 13, 2018 03:55PM

If your glass seals are badly weathered and brittle, then it is best to cut the rubber to get the glass out first. You have a better chance of saving the glass if you cut the rubber away, unless the rubber gasket is soft and pliable.

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Re: How do you remove windshield stainless trim on a 700 package car?
Posted by: kobe56 ()
Date: February 13, 2018 05:04PM

Sounds like cutting the seal and getting the glass out is the only way to go If the seals are brittle and cracked. Be sides I will be painting the car so I need to take the glass out anyway I guess... Might as well do it right

Kelly
1961 corvair lakewood 102 pg

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Re: How do you remove windshield stainless trim on a 700 package car?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 13, 2018 05:36PM

Now is a good time to BUY the seal! Wagons are special / taller





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Re: How do you remove windshield stainless trim on a 700 package car?
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: February 13, 2018 07:06PM

And having just looked around and found one windshields seem to be difficult to find at the moment and quite expensive. Just spent over $900 shipped in for a windshield (waiting on it to come freight atm. Do not break yours if it is not broken already as a replacement may not be easy to come by.

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Re: How do you remove windshield stainless trim on a 700 package car?
Posted by: kobe56 ()
Date: February 13, 2018 08:03PM

Wow... Mine is scratched on the inside,and on the outside from windshield wipers... I was planning on replacing it with a nice used one.

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Re: How do you remove windshield stainless trim on a 700 package car?
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: February 13, 2018 08:14PM

if you don't have it already start looking there are not many wagon windshields about.

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Re: How do you remove windshield stainless trim on a 700 package car?
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: February 13, 2018 09:19PM

You can polish glass.

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Re: How do you remove windshield stainless trim on a 700 package car?
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: February 13, 2018 10:24PM

bbakerga Wrote:
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> You can polish glass.

You can. As long as you can not feel the scratches with your finger nail and don't mind how long it takes (glass polishes slowly) a pretty acceptable result can be had.

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Re: How do you remove windshield stainless trim on a 700 package car?
Posted by: kobe56 ()
Date: February 14, 2018 07:23AM

I do know ware one good replacement is I m going to go look at it tomarrow and see if its nice enough, the scratches in mine are pretty deep ... You can definitely feel it with your fingernail.

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Re: How do you remove windshield stainless trim on a 700 package car?
Posted by: donald g ()
Date: February 15, 2018 06:53AM

I found Lakewood NOS windshield, NOS rear hatch glass and had side glass made at Balls Vintage Glass, Gainesville Fl. When re-installing gasket, glass and pre-installed trim must be installed as a unit for both front and rear. Also, Clarks (only supplier I found for new gaskets) front gasket does not provide a deep enough groove for the angled bottom of trim to seat so it (trim) must be re-bent to seat properly. Do this before polishing!

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