Windshield has no rubber grommet in it

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Old 04-08-06, 04:20 PM
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Windshield has no rubber grommet in it

I think this is why my windshield partly cracked and is rusting a bit.

Can I use some kind of caulk for it? Or get a seal somewhere?

Also some rust spots around, anything known to repel besides keeping clean?

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Old 04-09-06, 05:41 AM
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What car?
Some don't
Is it just a butyl seal?
 
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Old 04-09-06, 05:50 PM
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'97 geo prizm.

It has the rubber around all other 3 sides just not on the top. It looks like someone didn't put one in. Could be why it cracked and is rusting a bit more by it.

Thanks! I have pics here that should help:
http://webpages.charter.net/snowdogg/pics/

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Old 04-09-06, 07:01 PM
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Not familiar with this model, but I would agree, it looks like it's missing and that's why it's rusting
 
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Old 04-09-06, 07:02 PM
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should I just try to buy a molding somewhere or could I use some sort of caulk to hold it until I fix the windshield?

Thanks!
 
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Old 04-09-06, 07:10 PM
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Well, that's up to you man
You've got to remove, or at least encapsulate the rust
To do it right you've got to remove the window

At that point, you may as well do it right, and get the trim from a J/Y

If you just want to spray some encapsulator to halt the rust, then goob some caulk in there, it'll slow the process down, but it's kind of a hack job

If the window is being replaced, and you want to keep the car for a few more years, remove the window and fix the rust
Get the proper trim for the new windshield

Do not caulk it "for now"
It'll only make it harder to fix the rust later
 
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Old 04-11-06, 06:24 PM
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Thanks for all the help slick.

I am going to try to find a good window from a junkyard and get someone to install it for a good price.

I really don't want to spend over $300 on a windshield install on a car worth like 2k. I'd rather use that cash on other parts :-)

I may look for a seal from somewhere after cleaning up the rust and see how much that is though.

Thanks again!
 
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