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Old 11-24-2022, 12:17 PM   #26
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I had a wind shield installed on my '87 245 early this year with a later windshield. I removed the old one cleaned and painted the opening. The shop came and installed the new later style windshield at my house for $250. I don't know what mfg it was will have to look, they did a great job.
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Old 11-24-2022, 12:42 PM   #27
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I have a few tubes of this left if anybody is interested. Had to buy a whole case to get them at reasonable cost.

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Old 11-26-2022, 02:28 PM   #28
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U428 is good stuff, I've used it for years. Be sure to check the date on top of the tubes, it becomes unusable pretty soon after that date.
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Old 11-26-2022, 06:43 PM   #29
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Is urethane during installation something we have to ask for? Or is it generally used in good glass shops? I want to replace my sandblasted windshield and that butyl stuff is horrible.

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Old 11-26-2022, 08:25 PM   #30
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Is urethane during installation something we have to ask for? Or is generally used in good glass shops? I want to replace my sandblasted windshield and that butyl stuff is horrible.
Pretty much everything modern uses urethane, but it won't hurt to ask and make sure they're using it. The important part is that they clean up all the old butyl before trying to apply urethane to the surfaces.
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Old 11-27-2022, 12:59 AM   #31
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They told me at the shop that did my front glass that they aren't allowed to use butyl tape for installation anymore. So, mine was installed with urethane glue.
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:02 PM   #32
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Even if it's safe, butyl tape is nasty stuff. I would be surprised if any shops use it now over urethane glue.
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:35 PM   #33
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Is there anything stopping you from using urethane with the older style trim and clips?
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:05 PM   #34
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I just had the FYG glass installed and the gasket is HIDEOUS. Doesn't match the rear glass, has a big ugly seam and is too short to cover the paint line from the old gasket. Great deal but the gasket for me is a no go. When I paint the car I will be doing OE glass and gasket. To my knowledge the OE glass costs double and doesn't come with a gasket. I am assuming you have to buy the OE gasket and it will match the rear window. The OE gasket looks SO much better.
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Old 11-28-2022, 09:06 PM   #35
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Is there anything stopping you from using urethane with the older style trim and clips?
I did that 6 months ago but it's a little leaky and the used glass cracked after it set. I Bought more clips, I think I'm going to try the urethane and old style glass again, even though it didn't work out the first time it does sound like the best option for me. Definitely not doing butyl in this weather, I currently have no garage.
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Old 11-28-2022, 09:08 PM   #36
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I just had the FYG glass installed and the gasket is HIDEOUS.
Thanks for the input, it looks like I'm just going to do an older style windshield at this point.
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Old 11-28-2022, 09:14 PM   #37
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Glass shops also sell universal molding in various widths to cover up the mark from the previous installation. I prefer a rubber molding when it's suitable because there's less wind noise than chunky metal trim.
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Old 11-28-2022, 09:17 PM   #38
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I did that 6 months ago but it's a little leaky and the used glass cracked after it set. I Bought more clips, I think I'm going to try the urethane and old style glass again, even though it didn't work out the first time it does sound like the best option for me. Definitely not doing butyl in this weather, I currently have no garage.

I wouldn't be surprised if the glass cracked because there was a small chip on the edge. It's very difficult to remove a windshield without damaging it unless you are experienced. Even the best glass techs break windows from time to time.
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