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The trim around my windshield is coming off. How can I fix this is there an adhesive that helps hold it in place

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  • carhob May 11, 2010

    an 07 isnt still on warranty,dealer should fix it!

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I asked about how to remove trim over windshield. My question should be can the outside trim over windshield be reused after removing to stop windshield leak.


I don't know about your Mitsubishi but generally windscreen trim is laid loose around the screen and theoretically can be reused. In practice the windscreen adhesive bead usually spreads and catches the trim in places effectively placing an element of doubt over the fact.
If a new trim isn't readily available or is prohibitively expensive, as long as care is taken to leave the visible part undamaged when cutting out the old screen or removing the trim the windscreen adhesive is so good it will bond even damaged trim and can be held securely.

One problem with reusing trim is when attempting to refit it will often be found to be too short. Contaminants from the atmosphere and UV exposure does tend to alter the properties of plastic. Once the trim has been removed shrinkage can sometimes be severe and rapid.

Windscreen water leaks should be none-existent with bonded screens but when windscreens must be replaced the fitters usually manage to scratch the paintwork in the screen recess and have no time or will to repaint. The adhesive bead rarely covers the exposed steel and as the trim is not designed to keep water out rust soon begins to attack and eventually destroys part of the windscreen bond and even sometimes eats through the steel into the windscreen pillar or roof.

Jan 02, 2016 | 2001 Mitsubishi Galant

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My 2006 Hhr rear passenger side leaks onto the seat when it rains.t


This is a rather common issue with these trucks...and rather easy to fix.

There is a piece of rubber underneath the front trim that covers a hole in the upper firewall. Over time, the adhesive that holds it wears out & it works like a funnel...directing rainwater directly into the cavity & down into the cabin.

Top repair, lift the hood, and look at the base of the windshield. You'll see the large plastic piece of trim that goes across the width of the glass. Remove the screws holding it in place & remove it..

Now you should be able to see the rubber sheet that I mentioned earlier. Looks like an oblong piece of inner tube. I got a piece of thin sheet aluminum, and used the rubber piece as a template to cut it to the correct size. Then I used some adhesive caulking to bond the rubber piece to the bottom of the aluminum piece. Then I caulked around the perimeter of the hole & installed the new cover...then reinstalled the trim.

Works like a charm.. Cheap to do...and is a pretty quick fix. Maybe an hour in total.

Mar 04, 2015 | 2006 Chevrolet HHR

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Rear view mirror


1. Slide the metal disc off the base of the rear view mirror assemble. For newer models of cars the metal plate may have to be removed with a properly sized Allen wrench. These are L shaped wrenches that are designed to remove hex head screws and can be purchased at any hardware store. While there you should also pick up a razor blade scraper and some masking tape.
2. Head to your local Schuck's or other automotive store and purchase a rear view mirror adhesive kit for around $3. This super strong adhesive is a two part system that comes with a tube of glue and a vial of accelerant.
3. From the outside of the car, use masking tape to mark the area where the old glue adhesive still remains.
4. From the inside, scrape off whatever is left of the glue residual.
5. Since this glue only works in temperatures of 60 or above, you will have to make special provisions when the weather is cold. The car should be placed in a warmed garage or facing the sunlight. A blow dryer can also be used to heat up the windshield, although don't hold it too close to avoid cracking the glass.
6. Once the glue has been scraped off the windshield, wipe down the area with rubbing alcohol. The metal plate should also be wiped down with alcohol.
7. Apply the accelerant directly to the mounting area on the windshield. Allow to let dry 5 minutes. In the meantime, apply the accelerant to the flat part of the base plate as well and let dry.
8. Slather on the adhesive on the back of base plate and press it onto the glass. Hold in place for about 2 minutes until the glue begins to set up. Let the glue dry overnight before reattaching the rear view mirror.

Jun 11, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Can I take out and install the windscreen myself at home..Is there a step by step how to do it process?


its a good idea to just call a glazier, usually the installation is included in the cost and they guarantee the window for up to 2 years from leaks and some types of crack damage.

If you still are decided on going hte self installation route you will need the following tools;

Glazier's knife
Flat head screw driver
Philips head screwdriver.
RTV compound or some kind of window adhesive
1/4in. socket set with driver
the process.
1. remove the windshield wiper arms.
2. remove window trims around the windshield
3. using the glazier's knife cut the old window adhesive around the windshield.
4. clean the adhesive off the windshield perch (that is the area around the windshield on the car)
5. carefully apply new adhesive to the windshield perch.
6. set the new windshield in place and press firmly around the borders of the new windshield you can tell when the windshield is set by the 'squished down' appearance of the adhesive.
7. replace the window trim and wiper arms. allow the adhesive to set for a few hours before allowing the windshield to take on water.
8. not necessary but i like to do this confirm the windshield does not leak by allowing a hose to run freely over the windshield.

***BE WARNED THE EDGES OF TEH WINDOWS ARE SHARP AND CAN CUT YOU VERY SEVERELY, ALSO THE GLAZIER'S KNOW IS SHARP AS WELL***

Apr 18, 2011 | Hyundai Excel Cars & Trucks

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The rear window to my van came off and shattered during a windstorm... i bought a window off of craigslist.. and can't install it. I dont need it to work,i just need it to go back on.. my bf is taking...


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.


Dec 20, 2010 | 1995 Ford Windstar

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How do I fix the fabric on s type windshield post?


I had same problem and for an upmarket car it should not happen, but it does, I assume the fabric has come away from the plastic, if so, remove the trim, this is done by pulling the door rubber away from the trim , grasping the trim at the top and gently pulling towards the centre of the windscreen, once the top is free ,pull upwards and its free. The only option now is to remove the fabric completely ( trying to glue it back down will not work) search around fabric shops with the original fabric and purchase as close a match as you can. The next step can be tricky, but with patience a good job can be done. I used very thin double sided sticky tape and covered the trim completely, then with a lot of dexterity covered the trim with the new fabric, taking care to overlap the fabric onto the inside of the trim, this makes for a more secure fit. Hope this helps.

Jul 29, 2010 | 2001 Jaguar S-Type

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I have horrible noise coming from the windshield of my 01 Explorer. I had the windshield replaced about a year ago and never noticed the noise while driving in the city; now I'm commuting on the freeway...


What I would do is look around the edges of the windshield where the molding trim runs along for an open gap. The molding trim should be flat against the windshield as possible. A open gap would cause a whistle type of noise during high speeds. An automotive supply store should carry a glue for hold the trim piece back down on to the windshield.

Sep 06, 2009 | 2001 Ford Explorer

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2007 Vue door rattle


Remove the window trim at the rear of the front door. (There is a screw on the inside of the door frame at the top of the door. ) Place 3 or 4 thick beads of silicone adhesive on the inside of the trim piece. Don't put the adhesive on the alignment tabs. replace the trim and let the silicone cure overnite. I've had no problems for 35,000 miles since I did this.

Feb 19, 2009 | 2007 Saturn VUE FWD 4

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