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Old 02-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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New Windshield

Took the old windshield off for a fresh coat of paint and realized it was way too rusted. The entire bottom of the frame was pretty much gone.

Good news - New one got delivered today!!! Glass guy said he can move the glass from the old frame to the new one.

Should I paint the frame before the glass goes in? Any advice to prepare the frame before paint and glass installed?

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Old 02-25-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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Definitely paint it first it will add protection from rust (always a good thing). Was it shipped in primer?

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Old 02-25-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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Not sure about the primer. I ordered it from jeep4x4center.com and it doesnt say. I haven't opened up the box yet.
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It doesn't tell on their site either, but it doesn't look like it has primer. First thing you going to want to do is wipe the whole thing down with thinner or primer prep and let it dry. Then wipe it down with a tack cloth to get off any lint or dust right before you prime it. Whatever paint you will be using, use the same product lines primer because the products are formulated to work well with one another. This will help with adhesion. And consistency. I had to lay mine down to paint is so, I primed the inside first, then the outside, then painted the inside, then painted the outside, because it's the most visible and I could just lay the windshield back in. If you can somehow hang it, it won't matter what order you paint it.
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I was thinking about using the spray on bed liner that I used for the fenders, doors, etc. You think that still needs a primer?
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I think I still would so that your liner would have to try to stick to the smooth metal surface, and so you have protection for the lip the windshield sits on. I don't think your going to want to bed line that. Just primer that and tape it off so the surface won't be textured when you put the glass back in. You might check the bed liner instructions to see if it can be used on bare metal. What brand did you use?

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