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Old 04-19-2018, 07:57 AM
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Rust under the windshield.



Hey guys, can someone help me with how I should go about repairing the rusted out spots where my windshield sits? I pulled the windshield out and noticed several places where there were holes through the metal. I have cleaned the areas real good and bought some por15 treatment kit. But what should I fill the holes with? Iím really not wanting to cut and weld in new metal. Here are pics of the worst spots.....the bottom left and bottom right corners.

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Old 04-19-2018, 10:40 AM
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Try here:
https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f116...58/index4.html
and the member Rad4Runner build thread:
https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f199...ild-up-252300/
There are other threads about that subject in the forum.

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Originally Posted by SomedayJ View Post
Try here:
https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f116...58/index4.html
and the member Rad4Runner build thread:....
RAD4Runner's windshield repair is soft core - LOL!
JRich77's needs more metal work like 4Beaters^^^ (https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f116...l#post51435716)
and Magnet's: https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f116...l#post52348923

and JRich77,
ELIMINATE THE TRIM. Do it RIGHT like Jeep did; No stupid trim that traps dirt and even saltwater, and cause rust like you just found.


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Originally Posted by RAD4Runner View Post
RAD4Runner's windshield repair is soft core - LOL!
JRich77's needs more metal work like 4Beaters^^^ (https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f116...l#post51435716)
and Magnet's: https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f116...l#post52348923

and JRich77,
ELIMINATE THE TRIM. Do it RIGHT like Jeep did; No stupid trim that traps dirt and even saltwater, and caused the rust you just found.
Wait, Heep did something better than Toyota??

You better keep that quiet around here. LOL

I am kind of curious how much junk is behind my window trim. I bet there is quite a bit even though my truck is pretty clean.

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Originally Posted by old87yota View Post
Wait, Heep did something better than Toyota??
You better keep that quiet around here. LOL
LOL! In regards to the windshield trim, absolutely.



TOYOTA did it right, too, but only in the rear ...

COROLLA REAR WINDOW GLASS HAS NO TRIM


I am kind of curious how much junk is behind my window trim.
To prepare you for the shock, this is on my California truck...

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Thanks guys. I have read those other threads and they are all very helpful. Just didnt know if my problem looked to serious for body filler, which is what i would rather do than weld new metal.
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...too serious for body filler, which is what i would rather do than weld new metal.
Most welcome. If you absolutely could not do new metal, a compromise would be use good urethane windshield adhesive to install windshield, then fill gap and all holes with same adhesive. It is very strong as evidenced by how much work it took to remove the old adhesive. Then paint over it.
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Dumb question....what is the best way to remove the chrome trim around the windshield.

Today I was looking and saw something similar but did not want to ruin the trim.

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This is for an 85 but should be similar


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You're almost guaranteed to break some clips. It would be a good idea to avoid deforming the chrome (stainless steel really) trim. Absolutely not a god idea to re-install. You can sell them to the UN-KNOWING or those who like rust around the windshield- LOL!
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