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Old 04-10-2007, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Windshield trim reinstallation

I got a Sirius satellite radio setup for the Bonnie. Earlier tonight I "permanently" installed the antenna wire. Doing so required that pop out the trim around the windshield so I could lay the wire in the channel. Unfortunately, the trim won't reseat as nicely as it originally was. I put some weatherstripping adhesive in the channel and pushed it down as hard as I could and it still kept springing back up. So, I put in a little more adhesive and used duct tape to hold it down. When it dries I'll remove it. But, I don't think this is the permenant answer. I think the wind will catch it rip it back off.

So....what'* the correct way to fix this??
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if you mean the molding that goes along the top of the winsheild...

the right ways would have been, remove windsheild, put NEW molding on the top edge, reinstall windsheild.

sucks, i know


like in this pic
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New molding? That doesn't sound right.

When you get a windshield replaced they reuse the old molding.

I was thinking more about this, and what I'll likely end up doing is cutting away the old adhesive behind the trim, then reseat the trim. This will ensure a good fit, but I have to be careful to not cut the sealant under the windshield because that'* the adhesive that keeps the water from leaking into the car!
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Peter has got it right.

For a fix I cut off some of the trim peice and glued it in, Othewise you'll never get it right. I tried every kind of silicone and glue I could think of. The trim peice is L shaped and goes behind the windsheild.
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You really need NEW molding? That seems ridiculous!! They reused my old molding when I got the windshield replaced last summer.

I can see needing to have it slip under the windshield, however.
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Well, You're supposed to put in new molding. But, If your molding looks good why would you?
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My molding looks fine.

So, to recap, I need to have the windshield uninstalled, then reinstalled with the trim properly in place?
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Yes.
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Crap. UGH

Why do I get myself into these predicaments????

Before I actually call the guy, I'll see if I can work something else out. This makes me mad at myself.
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You could just cut off the L part and glue it down... Get new trim next time the window comes out....
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