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Old 17 Mar 2013, 12:41 am
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UUGH. This car is giving me so many problems and here is another one. It rained really bad here today. When I got in the car I noticed a half inch of water in the floorboard. It is leaking from the top of the windshield. I asked a mech and he said you can't take it out and reseal it. It will break. Is this BS. also it is a small 1/8 size hole is there a way to seal from the inside w/o taking out the windshield at all?
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 11:49 am
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If you can see the hole, can you get a caulking gun in there? If so, don't see why you can't shoot caulk in there.
Also - ask a widshield guy, not a mechanic - there are windshield replacement companies that'll replace a windshield in a parking lot and they don't break the one they remove.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 12:53 pm
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Also don't use caulking. Either use windows urethane or get one those window replacement co. to fix it for you. They can do it without making a mess of your car. But if you do it yourself. Get the self priming kind.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 12:59 pm
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I've had several windshields replaced where I work for rock damage. They took them out in one piece. Meaning they came to where I work and did it lol
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 01:02 pm
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I doubt there is any licensed Auto Glass Shop/service that will guarantee not breaking a windshield when removing it to do a reseal. If they say other wise be cautious read the fine print on the contract...LOL. Most ALL glass companies have a waver your sign explaining glass breakage and who is responsible and it is not them.
If you are going to attempt to seal it in place I recommend to wait until the PT has completely dried for a couple of day that way you do not seal in water that will rust and cause more problems later.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 01:24 pm
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The problem I see on the PT windshield is that it is an encapsulated windshield. Meaning the mouldings are made on to the glass and it goes in all together. Not sure if they can get it out without sacrificing the moldings to do it. Will be there call not mine. NitroPT is correct on his points.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 03:44 pm
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is it fully insured?

Would be a shame if you were driving and a rock hit the windshield and it required a brand new one from your insurance company ;-)
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