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Old 09-23-2019, 05:45 PM   #11
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Thank you for all the great advice.
i have had the old side and quarter window in and out 3 or 4 times just never for real with sealer.
I will try to find the articles mentioned and read up on the process.
I bought all the glass from Danchuck so hopefully it is as strong as the original!
Is the 3m caulk strips being mentioned like the pictures below?
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:14 PM   #12
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Yes, it is the closest thing to the material the factory used. It will not dry hard like other sealers in a caulking tube can.

When you put it in, use Windex on your fingers to keep it from sticking to them. You will understand more when you work with it.

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The original 'caulking' was the same stuff as the 3M today (except it was the gray version which isn't available from 3M any longer). 3M only sells the black strip caulk today. I have purchased some very similar material which IS gray, from HD or Lowes, it stays soft also... if being 'gray' is important to you.

The black 3M strip caulk available today *seems* more sticky to me than the older 'gray strip cauilk', thus Mikey's suggestion to put windex on your fingers! I also keep mine in the freezer nowadays which keeps it a little more firm and easier to get off the paper separators in the box.

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The original 'caulking' was the same stuff as the 3M today (except it was the gray version which isn't available from 3M any longer). 3M only sells the black strip caulk today. I have purchased some very similar material which IS gray, from HD or Lowes, it stays soft also... if being 'gray' is important to you.

The black 3M strip caulk available today *seems* more sticky to me than the older 'gray strip cauilk', thus Mikey's suggestion to put windex on your fingers! I also keep mine in the freezer nowadays which keeps it a little more firm and easier to get off the paper separators in the box.

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I've been watching this thread with great interest since I'll be ordering an entire new glass set soon (if the truck freight isn't too high). Two dr hardtop but I suppose the rear window will get the soapy rope trick also. I have a box of the 3M strip caulk and the stuff is like one piece when I try to pull it apart, so I will try putting it in the freezer to see if that helps. If that doesn't work I'll try windex on it and on a razor blade to see if it comes apart. I got it at an auto paint supply store and paid dearly for it. I've used some to pack in between the firewall grommets and the wiring harness for an air tight seal. Much much cheaper is plumbers putty, but it comes in one big lump, and it's grey (on the black firewall).

I've read long ago that some windshield gaskets tend to leak, are the ones that Auto City Classic sells good?
The rear I'm certain will come out easy, it's probably original and just putting a putty knife under the gasket and lifting up breaks the brittle gasket and the glass seems loose.
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I've been watching this thread with great interest since I'll be ordering an entire new glass set soon (if the truck freight isn't too high). Two dr hardtop but I suppose the rear window will get the soapy rope trick also. I have a box of the 3M strip caulk and the stuff is like one piece when I try to pull it apart, so I will try putting it in the freezer to see if that helps. If that doesn't work I'll try windex on it and on a razor blade to see if it comes apart. I got it at an auto paint supply store and paid dearly for it. I've used some to pack in between the firewall grommets and the wiring harness for an air tight seal. Much much cheaper is plumbers putty, but it comes in one big lump, and it's grey (on the black firewall).

I've read long ago that some windshield gaskets tend to leak, are the ones that Auto City Classic sells good?
The rear I'm certain will come out easy, it's probably original and just putting a putty knife under the gasket and lifting up breaks the brittle gasket and the glass seems loose.
Keeping it in the freezer does definitely help.
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