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Old 11-21-2012, 07:17 AM   #1
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Windshield frame to wiper blade mount

My 89 has had the windshield frame break around the wiper blade mounting area where it pivots. I am going to order a new frame but untill i get it done what is a quick fix for this. Something that works and doesnt look horrible. Any thoughts would be great. Thanks

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:39 AM   #2
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Do you have a picture of the problem?

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:52 AM   #3
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This is done only on the drivers side.

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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Does the wiper still function correctly? Are you just trying to fix/seal up the cracked area, until your replacement parts come in? You could try sealing it up with JB Weld. Or.. Here is a pic of what i did with mine, I had a bad rust spot between my wipers that was causing major water leaking into the jeep during heavy rain. I cut this diamond plate, sealed it, and screwed it in. Afterward, I ran a bead of sealent across the top. Stopped the leak, and looks pretty cool.

I hope this helps you out some.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:41 AM   #5
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Does the wiper still function correctly? Are you just trying to fix/seal up the cracked area, until your replacement parts come in? You could try sealing it up with JB Weld. Or.. Here is a pic of what i did with mine, I had a bad rust spot between my wipers that was causing major water leaking into the jeep during heavy rain. I cut this diamond plate, sealed it, and screwed it in. Afterward, I ran a bead of sealent across the top. Stopped the leak, and looks pretty cool.

I hope this helps you out some.
What kind of sealant did you use? Was it silicone?

And Thanks for the idea. Looks good! Did you have any issue making sure the diamond plate was flush around the pivot area? Mine are raise alittle from the surface of the frame.
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I used silicone sealent on the back of the diamond plate. Once i screwed it to the window frame (I used self tapping screws), I ran a bead of waterproof sealent across the top, bottom, and around the edges. I used a waterproof sealent I got from the pet store, it's used for fish tanks, they have clear and black. I've been through some major rain storms since, and havent had any leaking problems since. Total cost was about 20 bucks.

Once I screwed it in, the places around the pivot area were nice and flush. Like I said, I have had zero leaking since i did this.

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