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Installing Windscreen Questions

Postby shuggy » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:38 pm

Hi,

So i have new rubbers and original chromes for my windscreens..

How do i install them on my galant?

where do i and where dont i put glue, what sequence do i install the rubber/glass/chrome?

i dont want to have to do it twice..
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Re: Installing Windscreen Questions

Postby A112H » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:49 am

The host is a tool but this is a very well shot and clear how to video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaSVkbogXNk
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Re: Installing Windscreen Questions

Postby natosig » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:21 am

hey mate i work for novus auto glass, pm me and might be able to help u out im in perth too basicily ruber on glass string in rubber seal the out side off rubber after the string is in then put the window with the sting in the rubber in the car pull string out so it over laps the frame you will need a filler tool for the cromes tho but pm me and will be abe to help u out
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Re: Installing Windscreen Questions

Postby 75wagon » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:27 pm

natosig, are you aware, that the windscreen trims in a GC/D Galant are stainless strips? 6 in total.
They are not the plastic chrome strip as fitted to the GA/B Galants and GA/B/C/D wagons (they all share the same screen and rubbers).
Nor are they like the stainless trims that are fitted to the Sigma's or Lancer Hatches.

The Stainless trims must be fitted to the rubber before installation. We had the same problem (of being difficult) with 77galantv6's new windscreen rubber and stainless trims. The windscreen fitting guys have taken the rubber, trims and screen, back to their workshop to fit the trims. They said to me on the phone, that it is a six person job. I had a go myself the night before they came, and the biggest problem I found, was the softness of the rubber itself. I was hoping the windscreen guys themselves had knowledge of the easy way to fit them :think:
But it didn't seem that way?

Installing the rubber itself is a very simple process, involving wrapping small section nylon around the outside of the window rubber (that is already fitted on the screen) in the channel where it is fitted to the body. Get a second person to provide a small amount of pressure (mainly just to stop the windscreen from moving from it's desired position) and then pull the rope from the inside of the car. The inner rubber edge of the rubber fill then fall on the inside of the body, the same as the old one. I usually wrap the rope around twice just to make sure, when I'm pulling it in, that it seats properly.


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Re: Installing Windscreen Questions

Postby shuggy » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:09 am

so the stainless im going to have to get 5 mates and just play around with it hey? before i put it on the glass or put rubber on glass first you think? this sounds like fun... thanks for all yours help
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Re: Installing Windscreen Questions

Postby A112H » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:54 am

The rubber really should go on the glass first but it the rubber is as pliable as Dave said you may be able to do it the other way around.
I am guessing no one watched the video I linked as it shows you exactly how to do it, and the way everyone has said to do it is on the video. It is for an old chev but the fitment to the car is exactly how you need to do it for a Galant, and the chev also has stainless trims that need to be fitted BEFORE instalation.
It is worth watching.
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Re: Installing Windscreen Questions

Postby shuggy » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:54 am

yeh i did watch the vid, understand the rope concept, but the chrome is definately different. Oh well im close to that point i will just dry when that time comes around i guess.

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Re: Installing Windscreen Questions

Postby r1inoz » Fri May 25, 2012 9:10 pm

could you use a "newer" windscreen rubber without the chrome strips?

like what the new cars use
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Re: Installing Windscreen Questions

Postby shuggy » Sat May 26, 2012 12:11 am

yes, but thats not happening ;)
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Re: Installing Windscreen Questions

Postby Happless » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:59 am

Hiya Guys,
i know this thread is a little old, but I think its applicable. I am planning on repairing the rust around the windscreen of my GH wagon. The orig owner had taken the trim off and used some sorta silicon/sealent in its place. I managed to get this and the original rubber seal out from around the windscreen.

Sadly the video posted earlier tells me its not avilable, however from reading other posts etc, it looks like i should just be able to stick it out in the sun for a while, then more or less lift the glass out. Is this correct.

Also once i have done the repairs, is it still possible to get the rubbers for these?

I have done a fair bit of mechanical/body work stuff over the years but never messed with glass, so any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Installing Windscreen Questions

Postby C_Fernance » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:20 pm

The Sigmas don't use rubber on the front and rear screens. They re glued in with sealant.

Leaving it in the sun may help, but it won't just lift out. Generally I cut them out with some fine high tensile wire, or alternatively cut them out with a stanley knife. Beware that using the stanley knife is very likely to scratch the body so I'd only use it on a parts car or if you were planning on respraying it.
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Re: Installing Windscreen Questions

Postby Happless » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:12 pm

yeah i was starting to suspect that C_Fernance. Is there a specific product to use when re-sealing the window that you know of?
I have it mostly released and am just waiting on some extra hands to help me lift the glass. :)
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