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I just finished polishing the stainless windshield trim on my ragtop. That was secondary to why I had the trim off. My purpose was to attempt to weather proof the windshield. I found some adhesive backed bulb seal @ my local Autozone and thought that may work. Upon installation it turns out to be a little too thick and holds the trim up slightly. I am planning to take the top pieces of the trim back off and trim the seal down slightly to reduce the height. I think it will work well.

 

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I just finished polishing the stainless windshield trim on my ragtop. That was secondary to why I had the trim off. My purpose was to attempt to weather proof the windshield. I found some adhesive backed bulb seal @ my local Autozone and thought that may work. Upon installation it turns out to be a little too thick and holds the trim up slightly. I am planning to take the top pieces of the trim back off and trim the seal down slightly to reduce the height. I think it will work well.

 

Here are some pics.

 

 

Jeff..look here for the size u need

http://www.mcmaster.com/#bulb-seals/=c0kj5d

 

 

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Looks good! I've never taken mine off, but I have no plans to drive in the rain and haven't even washed it since it was painted 13 months ago. But maybe one of these days I'll replace the seal.

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cool and messy?

 

Really not that messy Roy, I applied some silicone to seal some gaps under the seal.


I just finished polishing the stainless windshield trim on my ragtop. That was secondary to why I had the trim off. My purpose was to attempt to weather proof the windshield. I found some adhesive backed bulb seal @ my local Autozone and thought that may work. Upon installation it turns out to be a little too thick and holds the trim up slightly. I am planning to take the top pieces of the trim back off and trim the seal down slightly to reduce the height. I think it will work well.

 

Here are some pics.

 

 

Jeff..look here for the size u need

http://www.mcmaster.com/#bulb-seals/=c0kj5d

 

 

 

Thanks Scott, they have some that look like they'll work well. I want to see if what I have will settle down (I really don't think so).

 

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Jeff

 

Is that the stainless that surrounds the windshield frame?

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Yessir, Mr Ken that's it. Mine was really dingy, especially where the top seals against it on top. There are 5 studs and nuts across the top and 4 screws per side to get it all off. I was luck as the 2 screws at the bottom end of the side pieces were slightly loose and there was no need to remove the fenders.

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Looks nice....I know mine needs to be polished....have you tried those gaskets that seal the frame to the stainless yet? I've seen a few kits but wonder how well they work.

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Ken

 

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

 

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

 

 

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I used the bulb seal between the trim and windshield frame. I have the original top seals. They'll be replaced when I re-do the top.

 

The polishing is not difficult. I used my bench grinder with an 8" spiral sewn buff, some gray compound from Harbor Freight and about 5-6 hours of patience. Work slow and let the compound and wheel do the work. It's kinda messy but not too bad.

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When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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I used the bulb seal between the trim and windshield frame. I have the original top seals. They'll be replaced when I re-do the top.

 

The polishing is not difficult. I used my bench grinder with an 8" spiral sewn buff, some gray compound from Harbor Freight and about 5-6 hours of patience. Work slow and let the compound and wheel do the work. It's kinda messy but not too bad.

 

See I said cool and messy

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That looks real good!

Too bad I pumped mine full of silicone as water leaked into the interior from everywhere underneath the trim. Now I can´t get the trim off without breaking anything.

No more water leaks though! :-)

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I tried sealing the trim to the windshield with silicone too. I guess I didn't use enough!

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I tried sealing the trim to the windshield with silicone too. I guess I didn't use enough!

 

I guess I will find out about the trim seal when I replace my windshield after I pitted mine from sand blasting the engine bay and the cover blew off...... That sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I would doubt theres much left. Mine was powder and some REAL sticky tar like stuff.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Well I got caught in the rain last night. It did not leak from the windshield. It wasn't a heavy rain but a good sign so far. Now I need to get the wiper motor I bought from Tim (ponypastor) painted and installed so I'm not dependent on rain-x. :D

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  • 3 weeks later...

Heavy rain yesterday, kept dry... mostly. The wipers worked well, Thanks Tim.

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