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Old 05-04-2019, 05:03 AM   #1
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Anyone glued the rear glass window successfully?

Well.. the inevitable happened.. my rear glass started coming off the top. No leaks inside yet but itís a matter of time. Car had to sit outside for a while and got beat up by the Florida sun. Top is 4 years old and in good shape so I need to fix this and make it last longer.

Has anyone had any success gluing it back with silicone or something strong enough to hold? It looks like it started coming off that ďframeĒ thatís glued to the fabric so whatever I use would need to go on the glass and plastic(?) frame.

Any input is appreciated.

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Old 05-04-2019, 11:55 AM   #2
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Might use some clear gorilla tape till you find a better solution. Very strong & clear.
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A few years ago, I tried a couple types of adhesive and none lasted. I replaced the top.
Now if I were to do it again, I'd use a tape type of product. The body of my 'Gambler 500' VW New Beetle is made of about 30% Gorilla tape. Good stuff.


If you can get good clean access to two opposing surfaces, use 3M double-sided tape. The 3M tape would probably work well if the window was fully removed, both surfaces cleaned and then taped back in. YMMV depending on what surface is being stuck to the glass.
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If you can get good clean access to two opposing surfaces, use 3M double-sided tape.
+1 on this exact 3M double sided tape.

If you do go this route, make sure you put it on exactly where you want it, cause it one helluva time to remove it once you do. Used it on my side skirts, seems to be bonded to the body stronger than it was from day one.
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I also used the 3m tape. Easy and has been effective for a couple years now.
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:57 AM   #6
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Thanks guys Iím going to give that a try!
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