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i've been prepping my car for paint for the past three days. i've got pretty much everything done except for the quarter windsheild.

i popped it out using a guitar string. now my only question is, what adhesive do i use to put it back? urethane, silicone, or something else?

also, do i need to scrape the remaining adhesive on the car and glass completely or only shave it off to about .08in?

thanks in advance guys!
 

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ok, i finally installed it myself and decided to post a reply to myself in case any future "quarter window installers" need info.

i used 3m urethane for automobile windows, the high viscosity one. it's color black and pretty hard to squeeze even if you're using a caulking gun, so beware!

after removing the quarter windows, i shaved down the remaining urethane on the car and the glass really thin with an extremely sharp blade. try not to scratch/ sand off the remaining urethane, cause i read somewhere that it can cause adhesion problems when you decide to install the window again. before installing, wipe down the part of your window that will stick to the car, and the part of the car that will stick to the window, with alcohol or gas to remove dirt/oils.

slap on the caulk, and center your glass. press down on it for a minute or two, then get some tape to hold it in place. the adhesive should cure within 24 hours!
 

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I love when people DIY and learn.
Good work and you already stated what I would have said.
3M is the best,but any good urethane sealer will work.
Also the cleaning process is very important.Glad you pointed that out as well.
I work in a body shop and we contract glass guys to do windshields and the like.I picked up a few pointers over the years,but once again good work!
 

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i had to go without the molding only because i couldnt find a shop that carried the actual quarter window molding. the one that was on my car was also a generic type which looked pretty crappy anyway... so i just left it out.

but yeah, if you're gonna use new moldings, put it on just before you put the window back. shouldnt be too hard.
 
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