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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72 RS 351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-May-2021 at 3:31AM
I agree that R&Ring the rear or front glass is risky. I would only let someone do it that I knew was very good at it.

That being said, it's common for any fixed window to have a water leak, the seals get very hard over 10-20 years. I have carefully smeared Ultra Black RTV along the top edge of three of my SUV's rear quarter glass windows.

If you could get at the entire interior glass perimeter, you could seal that up from the inside, and not be visible. On the outside you might choose to carefully tape along the outer seal, and then apply a thin coat of RTV. I like the Ultra Black etc, because it can take any kinds of weather or sun, and last forever. I have it on my house chimney to seal cracks in that cement, it's held for 15+ years so far.
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Easiest way to remove the rear glass (after getting the trim off) is to just cut the top lip of the weatherstrip off. Glass lifts right out. 
I've done it once already but now that I'm just about ready to install the trim I might cut it out again. It seems to sit lower on one side. Now or never. 
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Originally posted by lynchster lynchster wrote:

Easiest way to remove the rear glass (after getting the trim off) is to just cut the top lip of the weatherstrip off. Glass lifts right out. 
I've done it once already but now that I'm just about ready to install the trim I might cut it out again. It seems to sit lower on one side. Now or never. 


Ah, very good, so they just used the old molded seals, not the sealant like today has urethane on front and back glass.
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