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Old 07-27-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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YJ windshield frame gasket mod

I am about to swap out my windshield frame. It has a few small rust spots at the bottom caused by the gasket trapping water against it. it's not really that bad but I'm painting the Jeep next week so I might as well. I was wondering if anyone has cut or modified the gasket is some way so that it will not trap water. I remember that my dad had cut the top part of the gasket on his old CJ7 and I don't remember any negitive effects but that was 20 years ago. My other thought is to run a bead of silicone along the top edge of the gasket to keep the water out. Any ideas?


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Not sure about modding the seal. Be careful using silicon on it. Some silicon or caulking have chemicals that are corrosive to metal.

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The molding can "seep" lot's of paint if you don't have it taped off correctly.
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My old cowl gasket was leaking real bad so i ordered a new one and installed it after removing the old RTV sealer and cleaning the metal real good, still leaks. Thinking about getting a radio made for boats after frying the sony.
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from what i have read and done in the past, i can't see any reason why the silicon you would use in your bathroom couldn't be used for the windshield gasket. i'm about to start the same endeavour as i felt a few drops of water on my feet and i don't want the rot you currently have. i'll let you all know if anything horrible happens..........

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