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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-07-10, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Windshield popped loose!

Like to do most repairs myself, but cannot find a site to help me reseal the front windshield on my 85" F250 that popped loose and has no rubber seal. The seal is a hardened bead of some type of caulking between the glass and the painted windshield frame. The bead is complete and firmly stuck to the glass so I tried to simply silicone the glass back into place but after only a short time it popped loose again. Would like to repair it myself (repair place wants $150 to do it) if someone can give me a clue. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Windshield popped loose!

The new windshields are glued n with a special adhesive. The truck shouldn't be moved until it dies or the flexing of the truck will cause it to be loose. The adhesive won't stick if the oil from your hands touches the area where the glue goes. Here's a site that explains it better. That's one job I never attempt myself. I use a glass shop.

http://www.automedia.com/Professiona...cr20050801wi/1

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Re: Windshield popped loose!

Now that you have contaminated the windshield with silicone ( that nothing will ever stick to again ) The windshield will have to come out and be resealed without cracking it.
good luck with that. Spend the money. Have them fix it. Now that it's full of silicone count on more that $150.00
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