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Old 04-20-2021, 04:26 PM   #26
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Is glass really getting scarce now? Ugh. Is it time to buy up new windshields and hoard them in my attic?
Yes, also hoard abs 240 brake master cylinders, steering shaft ujoints, and steering racks.
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:23 PM   #27
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When you get near the end of the job, WD-40 will melt the rest. (Well, it would melt the whole thing, but it turns into a gosh awful mess. Peel away what you can, first.)
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Goo Gone works really well. I use just a few squirts applied to a paper towel, then wipe until that area of the towel is black, then repeat. Wear gloves and protect the dash & bodywork with masking paper or plastic or old towels or something to keep the black schmoo off of surfaces you care about.

Goo Gone is made out of petroleum distillates and D-limonene, but mineral spirits would likely be a pretty decent substitute too - I doubt it would hurt Volvo enamel paint.
Thanks for the tips. Especially the one about Goo Gone. I've got more Satan's tar removal in my near future and was contemplating effective options that wouldn't make the interior reek too badly.
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:08 PM   #28
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Naphtha for the butyl.
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:15 PM   #29
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Any mild enamel paint reducer will remove the butyl rubber. Dupont 3812S or PPG DX330 work great. Just make sure you are wearing nitrile gloves to keep your skin from absorbing the solvent. Everyone on here should have one of those two products on their shelf. Both are used to clean surfaces before painting and have a million and one other uses.
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:49 PM   #30
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Is glass really getting scarce now? Ugh. Is it time to buy up new windshields and hoard them in my attic?
Maybe depending on where you live, and how good your glass company is?

I can call up my glass guy and get a 240 window installed for $180, and the lead time is just a few days.
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Old 04-21-2021, 03:06 PM   #31
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Maybe depending on where you live, and how good your glass company is?

I can call up my glass guy and get a 240 window installed for $180, and the lead time is just a few days.
same, but it's all chinese and I couldn't get non-shaded which I would have liked. ALL chinese, even the Pilkington stuff.

Not that I care, beats the hell out of a 250k sand frosted stocker... but some guys on here get all sortsa hung up on the Pilkington thing.
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Old 04-21-2021, 03:21 PM   #32
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Ok, 3 or so years ago, yeah, that was the case for me, Chinese glass was readily available.
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Old 04-21-2021, 03:47 PM   #33
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same, but it's all chinese and I couldn't get non-shaded which I would have liked. ALL chinese, even the Pilkington stuff.

Not that I care, beats the hell out of a 250k sand frosted stocker... but some guys on here get all sortsa hung up on the Pilkington thing.
Mine was a Fuyau (chinese company) made in the US, but it's pretty soft and already has some chips.

There's an interesting documentary on the Fuyau plant in Ohio, it's called "American Factory".
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Old 04-21-2021, 10:14 PM   #34
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Just buy a spare parts car.
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Old 04-22-2021, 03:32 AM   #35
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Got a quote from Euroglass in Redmond, WA for a windshield installed in my 242. $325 installed, plus any rust repair, and tax... So, it'll probably be around $450-$500 when all is said and done. Is from Pilkington's Trival line of glass. Dropping the car off on the 6th and will pick it up on the 7th, since they're now only working in the mornings, due to the virus.

But, better than not seeing pedestrians at an intersection because the late afternoon sun decides to hit the severely pitted 1982 vintage Volvo windshield, completely obscuring them from view. Which, yes, happened a few days ago. Not happy about it. Didn't hit them, but, they were about 4' away from the car as I was turning right onto the intersecting road.
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:04 AM   #36
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Accurately place the windshield in place and press firmly (although it needs some firm pressure, we strongly recommend not to break it).
Excellent advice from Skandix.
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:43 AM   #37
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My parts car has a cracked windshield! Besides, new windshield is way better than an old one on a parts car.
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Old 04-22-2021, 12:29 PM   #38
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Old 05-08-2021, 01:19 AM   #39
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Got a quote from Euroglass in Redmond, WA for a windshield installed in my 242. $325 installed, plus any rust repair, and tax... So, it'll probably be around $450-$500 when all is said and done. Is from Pilkington's Trival line of glass. Dropping the car off on the 6th and will pick it up on the 7th, since they're now only working in the mornings, due to the virus.

But, better than not seeing pedestrians at an intersection because the late afternoon sun decides to hit the severely pitted 1982 vintage Volvo windshield, completely obscuring them from view. Which, yes, happened a few days ago. Not happy about it. Didn't hit them, but, they were about 4' away from the car as I was turning right onto the intersecting road.



Turns out, no rust repair was needed. Kinda shocking, considering that the car came from New York. So, total was $352.32 with tax. Cost without tax was actually $320. Pics are in the "what did you do to your car(ride) today" thread.
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Old 05-08-2021, 10:56 AM   #40
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I have two bulls eyes and my chrome trim has been gone since before I owned it. It seems to be OEM. This thread is very helpful.

I saw a guide recently on pulling your windshield, doing the rust repair, and adding an aftermarket rubber trim to update it to the newer style essentially. I might repair the bullseyes the best I can and go with this option, as it's pretty cheap to do...

Do most glass companies offer rust repair?
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Old 05-08-2021, 03:14 PM   #41
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I think I'd just go ahead and contact one of the glass shops in Oregon (maybe ask Roy who he'd recommend for a shop) and see if they'll set you up with a new windshield. If the glass in your car is original, it's a rather soft glass, so it will develop pits from where rocks, etc, hit it. After a while, the windshield will look like it has been sandblasted. Kinda dangerous, especially on a sunny morning or afternoon, when the angle of the sun is just right to make it impossible to see anything in the shadows, due to severe glare.

Seems like they do. If you don't see any rust bubbles around the frame, you may get lucky like I did.
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Old 05-08-2021, 04:07 PM   #42
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Got a quote from Euroglass in Redmond, WA for a windshield installed in my 242. $325 installed, plus any rust repair, and tax... So, it'll probably be around $450-$500 when all is said and done. Is from Pilkington's Trival line of glass. ...
I have my 91 wagon scheduled for Monday and your post is encouraging.

The quote I got is comparable but they are going to remove the glass so I can fix the rust in five places that I can see. Then come back when I am done and install the new glass.

I was told it's Trival glass but I didn't know that was Pilkington, except of course it is made in China. It took them two weeks to get it in stock.
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I have two bulls eyes and my chrome trim has been gone since before I owned it. It seems to be OEM. This thread is very helpful.

I saw a guide recently on pulling your windshield, doing the rust repair, and adding an aftermarket rubber trim to update it to the newer style essentially. I might repair the bullseyes the best I can and go with this option, as it's pretty cheap to do...

Do most glass companies offer rust repair?
Call The Glass Worker. He’ll do minimal rust repairs (neutralizing and sealing), and it’ll be $200 or so.
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Call The Glass Worker. He’ll do minimal rust repairs (neutralizing and sealing), and it’ll be $200 or so.
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Interesting, had the windshield replaced on a late model 240GL, around 2017 for $200 by an independent(I removed old/did prep, not really sure if that was a typical price?).

The glass looks factory and 'seems' decent quality. The installer said the glass came from Chicago. My only regret was not specifying wider trim, which left the lower corner sills exposed.

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Old 07-20-2021, 11:00 AM   #45
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I have my 91 wagon scheduled for Monday and your post is encouraging.

The quote I got is comparable but they are going to remove the glass so I can fix the rust in five places that I can see. Then come back when I am done and install the new glass.

I was told it's Trival glass but I didn't know that was Pilkington, except of course it is made in China. It took them two weeks to get it in stock.
Who are you using for your windshield? I'm in Tampa as well and need to get this done at some point.
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Who did you use for your windshield? I'm in Tampa as well and need to get this done at some point.
Rite Touch Glass.

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Thank you!

Are you happy with the work done? Did they give you any options on the size of the seal?
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Thank you!

Are you happy with the work done? Did they give you any options on the size of the seal?
You are welcome.

Seal size option? No. They told me they couldn't get any different to what it came with. I could have held out or tried another co. but

1. I had already tried about three other places for a quote and totally struck out.
2. I fixed the rust in about six spots, treated with POR 15, primed and painted, so I wasn't
concerned about old paint line.

Price was more because they charged me to come out twice. But yes, overall very happy.

If I can't seal the screen in the 90 grey wagon I would use them again.

Good luck with yours!
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