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Old 06-19-2018, 09:37 AM   #1
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Repaint without pulling glass

If your considering painting your truck but don't want to pull the glass , You can lift the glass seal and insert a thin cord under the edge of the seal to lift it up enough to mask off that will give you a clean gasket edge against your new paint because nothing looks worse on a fresh paint job as paint on the gasket edge .

I just set this up for pics the truck is getting stripped today.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:39 AM   #2
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Re: Repaint without pulling glass

Thanks, it's so easy to do but hardly anyone does it right.

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Old 06-19-2018, 01:52 PM   #3
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Re: Repaint without pulling glass

great tip-Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:29 PM   #4
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Re: Repaint without pulling glass

I assume this is motivated by the well-founded fear of removing the windshield, gasket, and trim, and never being able to get them back in correctly? Good tip.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:11 PM   #5
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Re: Repaint without pulling glass

Great tip
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:42 PM   #6
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Re: Repaint without pulling glass

That's good to know. When I painted the roof of my truck just before I had the new camper shell installed, I cleaned up the surface rust around the windshield (which I had pulled out, because of that rust). I painted the area below the windshield white because I didn't want to also buy orange paint for that small of an area, given what paint costs these days. I'll use your trick if/when I redo the orange parts to make it correct.
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Old 06-20-2018, 06:42 AM   #7
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Re: Repaint without pulling glass

A great tip. But on these trucks, after 45-50 years, it's good to know if you have any rust developed before painting and considering it done.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:17 AM   #8
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Re: Repaint without pulling glass

Will you please tell us more about the well founded fear of not being able to get the windshield back in correctly. My truck leaks around the windshield so I already know I have to pull it and fix some rust damage underneath.
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