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dcmasters
11-27-2002, 05:35 AM
I'm trying to replace the rubber glazing strips and nyoon guides in a 67 3000 and am not having much luck getting the glass to seat in the channels. Does anyone know the trick to make this easier??
thanks in advance, DC Masters

John Loftus
11-27-2002, 02:00 PM
Hi DC,

Fold the glazing strip over the glass and carefully tap the steel channel on using a rubber hammer. Then trim the excess rubber with a razor blade/exacto knife. If you are really having trouble you may have the wrong thickness of glazing rubber. Go to an auto glass installer, they should have different thicknesses and it's probably worth it to have them do the installation. Also, the nylon guides need to be installed first.

Cheers, John

p.s. I also remember someone saying the factory used motor oil to lube the glazing strip which softens the rubber and then later "drys" to a tacky state. I would experiment with this first with a small piece ... haven't tried it.

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Dave Russell
11-27-2002, 06:32 PM
DC,

When I got glazing rubber from my local glass shop, it looked like nothing more than wide, black, friction tape. It worked very well on my BN2 windshield. Wetting the tape with kerosene, after it is placed on the glass, makes it very sticky but slippery & things go together much more easily. The kerosene evaporates in a short time. Faster than the "factory motor oil".

BTW, friction tape wrapped on & then wetted with gasoline makes a very good adhesive for the grips on the end of motorcycle handlebars also.

D