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W460 Windshield leak and repair

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bram_r
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Re: W460 Windshield leak and repair

Post#31 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:17 pm

dcurbet wrote:Welded in?


Different parts of it, but it can also be replaced as a whole.

gr. Bram
'experience is what you have, just after you needed it..'

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Chris
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Re: W460 Windshield leak and repair

Post#32 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:31 pm

Pretty simple repair once you get the hang of it.
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dcurbet
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Re: W460 Windshield leak and repair

Post#33 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:36 pm

I see it’s just the outside cover panel OK. Understood thx!

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Chris
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Re: W460 Windshield leak and repair

Post#34 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:17 pm

there is also an inside panel on the lower part behind dash, seen in first pic (upside down).

dcurbet
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Re: W460 Windshield leak and repair

Post#35 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:33 pm

OK so started cutting into the rubber gasket today (outside of car, lay blade parallel two glass and cut outward Toward the frame) toured the frame - it definitely has some sealant used on both sides, glass and body.
Because of that it’s quite a bit more difficult to take out and I have a Lot of goo to cleanup. So what’s the best way to clean this up and how Thorough do I have to be? I imagine leaving a little bit on is OK since a new layer will get laid on upon installation. I’m using a blade and then a rag with a little bit a WD-40 or PB blaster rather. Seems to work OK on the glass. I haven’t tackled the window frame yet, not looking forward to that.
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dcurbet
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Re: W460 Windshield leak and repair

Post#36 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:35 pm

Sorry the pictures are not in the right order but I hope you can figure it out

dcurbet
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Re: W460 Windshield leak and repair

Post#37 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:20 pm

Called in a local glass shop to reinstall the windshield since I had never done it I figured I’m not going mess with it myself... Plus I really didn’t have the time

Asked them to glue the windshield to the gasket and seal the gasket to the body . They Tried to talk me out of it by convincing me that it will never leak water. I was somewhat set on doing it my way so... Then they suggested we add the silicone after the windshield is in, for the gasket to body seal. Ok...
Windshield edges primed, sealant laid in the gasket channel and then inserted onto the windshield. That’s done so now to get it into the truck. They couldn’t get it to seat properly... they couldn’t get the upper edge of the gasket over the window frame eventually they cracked the windshield. I can’t tell you how sad I am....
Now I’m looking for a local shop to cut one And I’m wondering if they’ll crack it again

cal_w460
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Re: W460 Windshield leak and repair

Post#38 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:41 pm

Oh, that is really bad. Hope they pay the new windshield. If they couldn't get the upper part of the windshield into the frame in the body. Then they probably didn't center it well before pulling the rope in the rubber seal from inside the car.

Its important to find a glass shop with long experience. At best an old person who have mounted many windshield in (now) vintage cars. Modern cars with glued screen are completely different, and most modern shops only have experience in these kind of jobs and to repair small chips in the glass from gravel.

Was the new windshield seal stiff?

Also. When you write "silicone" I hope you mean some polyurethane sealant or equivalent. Because there are many reasons not to use silicone products on cars (trouble when doing paint jobs, alot of them develope acid when hardening wich can cause rust etc.).

dcurbet
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Re: W460 Windshield leak and repair

Post#39 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:12 pm

Yes I just used the term generally sorry.

dcurbet
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Re: W460 Windshield leak and repair

Post#40 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:16 pm

They didn’t lubricate the seal at all when putting it in I expected them to use plenty of soapy water but that was not the case
is that normal? I assumed they weren’t doing that because they were going to lay the polyurethane in there after it set in by lifting the outside lip. Any lubricant would’ve prevented it from adhering is what I thought
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