Tip & How-To about 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Secret windshield tip! See clearer and make wipers last much longer!

Have a windshield full of bugs that dont want to come off at the carwash? Spray some glass cleaner on a section of the windshield and use a razor blade to scrape it clean before the glass cleaner dries. Repeat this until the entire windshield is clean and smooth. Reclean it after with the glass cleaner and you CAN wax the glass outside surfaces if you wish to keep things from sticking to it. You can do this for all the glass on the outside of your vehicle for a professionally cleaned look and your wipers will work so much better and last much longer! I have used this little trick to make many of my customers happy when they say that new wipers didnt work well or they couldnt get foriegn objects off the windshield like bugs and road tar and such. Your glass will feel smooth and shine like brand new after this treatment. This tip is for ALL vehicles but I had to choose just one for some reason.

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is it a fixed glass or a moveable glass.

Fixed glass is placed against a bead of urethane sealer, like caulking.

Window, Liftgate, Stationary Removal
ssw~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: SAFETY GLASSES AND GLOVES MUST BE WORN.
ssw~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use only urethane for after-seal to service air and water leaks in urethane seal. Failure to do this may result in additional leaks.
ssw~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Allow all glass parts installed with urethane ample time to cure. If ample time is not allowed, glass may come loose and/or leak.
  1. Remove window wiper pivot arm (17526) .
  1. Remove all window glass stops.
  1. Using Rotunda Glass Adhesive Cutter 118-00050 or Rotunda Deluxe Glass Adhesive Cutter 163-00001 or equivalent, follow manufacturer's instructions and cut seal and dam around entire outer edge of windshield glass (03100) .
  1. Remove glass from vehicle.
  1. Trim urethane left on flange with a utility knife or razor blade until surface is smooth and free of cuts. It is not necessary to remove all urethane from the flange if it is cured. However, at no point should existing urethane material exceed 2.54mm (0.10 inch). NOTE: If urethane has not cured completely, remove all uncured urethane using care not to smear urethane on component parts.
    Check flange sealing area for damaged sheet metal or foreign objects which may have caused, or may cause, glass breakage. Service sheet metal if necessary.
Installation
  1. If existing urethane on metal flange has become contaminated, cut away contaminated urethane with a utility knife or razor blade.
  1. If painted sheet metal has been exposed anywhere along the flange, apply Urethane Metal Primer WSB-M2G234-C or equivalent over the painted surface using a clean brush. NOTE: A minimum of 30 minutes is required for primer surface to dry.
  1. Place the windshield glass on a low, stable work surface, inside up. NOTE: Wipe off immediately after application because it flash-dries.
  1. Using a lint-free cloth, wipe outer 25mm (1 inch) of inside glass periphery with Urethane Glass Wipe WSB-M5B280-C2 or equivalent.
  1. Position mouldings on glass. ssw~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Allow all glass parts installed with urethane ample time to cure. If ample time is not allowed, glass may come loose and/or leak.
  1. Thoroughly shake and stir Urethane Glass Primer WSB-M2G314-B or equivalent to ensure uniform pigment mixing.
  1. Using a clean brush, apply primer around entire periphery of glass on inside surface as shown. (Allow at least five minutes drying time.)
  1. Properly align glass to body.
    1. Make sure lower windshield glass stops are in place at bottom of windshield glass opening.
    1. Place windshield glass into opening. Center it top and bottom, side to side, with about equal clearance around opening.
    1. Using masking tape or crayon, make alignment marks at points on both the windshield glass and the window opening.
  1. Remove windshield glass from vehicle and place back on work table.
  1. Apply an even bead of Urethane Adhesive WSB-M2G316-B on top of existing urethane around entire window opening using an air pressure cartridge gun. Air line pressure should be around 276 kPa (40 psi). The bead should be large enough to seal the windshield glass but not cause expulsion into vehicle.
  1. Install windshield glass onto vehicle, taking care to align marks on glass to those on body. This must be done within 10 minutes of applying urethane.


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