How to seal quater glasses

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How to seal quater glasses

Postby truenoboy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:11 am

Do the quarter glasses seal in with silicon like the front windshield, or is it sealed with window tape? Or does it make a difference?

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Re: How to seal quater glasses

Postby lucky13evo » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:34 pm

You can use either. Old school is window tape most guys would recommend window eld or something similar. Funny enough toyota still seels the original window tape if your trying to keep it owm. Lol

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Re: How to seal quater glasses

Postby rollacpe » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:34 pm

I used the tape, napa brand butyl rubber. Works great I don't have any leaks and its super easy to set and work with. I wouldn't use it on the front windshield lol but I make the argument that its quite suitable for the quarter glass. Cheaper and a lot less messy too. Just my opinion.

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Re: How to seal quater glasses

Postby ga_goosh » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:14 pm

use the windshield adhesive it will last longer then the window tape
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Re: How to seal quater glasses

Postby Red » Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:47 pm

I don't know what the factory spec is but the usual adhesive is a urethane sealant, not silicone seal. Butyl tape is not a high strength adhesive, but there are newer tapes (like 3M's "VLB" that did not exist in 1985. VLB looks like black double-stick tape but when used properly, it holds big glass windows into skyscrapers without any other help.
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Re: How to seal quater glasses

Postby sqznby » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:07 pm

Well, I'm glad someone asked.
This has been very informative for me :D .
Off to order some tape.
Thanks

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Re: How to seal quater glasses

Postby truenoboy » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:00 pm

Thanks for the help guys! I found exactly the tape I need....3M auto glass ribbon sealer.

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Re: How to seal quater glasses

Postby lucky13evo » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:45 pm

oh yeah and in the factory service manual it tells you how to put on the window tape. If i can find it tomorrow i will take a pic for you it shows you how to end the seams so that water wont be able to get in easy.

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