Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

water leaking inside around windshield


the butchers wife's Avatar
Visiting Guest

Posts: n/a

05-13-03, 06:42 AM   #1  
the butchers wife
water leaking inside around windshield

My 1990 bonnyville is leaking water. It's wet across the windshield and also along the driver and passenger doors only on the roof. I'm thinking I need to seal up my windshield. It does have a few cracks in it but it has high mileage so I don't want to invest in a new one. Is there something special I need to use or can I just use some silicone that I would use in my bathroom? Anything I should know about application? do's and don'ts. thanks alot

 
Sponsored Links
darrell McCoy's Avatar
Visiting Guest

Posts: n/a

05-13-03, 08:08 AM   #2  
darrell McCoy
Do What you have to do. I have had good results with dow-corning clear silicone.

 
Joe_F's Avatar
Visiting Guest

Posts: n/a

05-13-03, 09:41 AM   #3  
Joe_F
Do: Replace the windshield because it could cost your your life in an accident. The windshield is a very important part of the vehicle crash structure.

Do Not: Attempt home repair on a windshield. Not a DIY repair.

If you're at wits end with the vehicle, pitch it now and count your losses or install a used windshield. Believe it or not, Safelite and other glass chains will install a new window for probably around 250 bucks on something like this. Well worth it.

 
ChristopherT's Avatar
Member

Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 171
IN

05-13-03, 02:27 PM   #4  
Originally posted by Joe_F

Do Not: Attempt home repair on a windshield. Not a DIY repair.
Just check thier work BEFORE you leave the shop. I had a place
put a new windshield in my Pontiac and drove it off without
looking it over. When I got on the highway it was like driving
in a wind tunnel! Seems they forget to seal the bottom edge of
the windshield all the way across! Once I got back to the shop,
they were real good about fixing it right! I concur with Joe,
only a qualified shop should replace auto glass. It's too
important not to do it right.

 
Search this Thread