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Old September 23rd 2004, 14:55
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Mike, bummer on the pivots. I've never seen those sold seperate.. Junk yard?

I got my wing windows back together. First, I tried the clamping method above but the frame seal from wolfsberg is too thick for this method. I used bar clamps instead of the clamp bench, but the seal is really tight where the latch is and I decided to try another approach before going godzilla on it.

I went to a local glass shop and got some "bug tape" which is much thinner. Sprayed and wiped it with WD40 to make it swell and get tacky. Wrapped around glass edge. Pushed into frame by hand. Tapped frame home with rubber mallet with glass resting on carpet covered 2x4 board. Used two layers of masking tape on frame to keep hammer from marring powdercoat surface. Trimmed excess "bug tape" with razor. The "bug tape" is a good fit, but could be a little tighter. Maybe a thin coat of sealant inside the frame would have been a good idea.
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Old September 26th 2004, 21:58
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Thanks for the tips Bill. I did find some replacement pivot bushings, and the frames are off to the powder coater... :agree:
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Old June 20th 2005, 03:40
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Old June 21st 2005, 12:46
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Looks great Bill. Any problems getting the vent wings back together? Mine are still in pieces and awaiting powder coating.
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Old June 25th 2005, 05:13
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Thanks Mike. Sure there were problems, part of the fun... Wing window lock mounting rivets need to be smashed for the glass to seat well. The pcoating builds up and may need messaging to get good fits. Not too bad, well worth it.
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Nice mirror Bill..
looks sweet
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Old July 14th 2005, 08:42
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Powder coating.

Had all the chrome frames on my cabrio, powdercoated satin black, including the qtr/vent light supports. Took the latches off them first though. You could have the upright bar in your doors coated, just have to remove and replace the felt channel after. They came out superb. Well worth it.
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Old June 16th 2006, 12:52
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Finally got the powder coated vent windows back together and installed with the new seals and scrapers. Thanks for the earlier tips Bill...

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Old June 17th 2006, 19:24
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Lookin' good Mike.
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Old June 18th 2006, 02:14
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I went a diffrent route with my trim (pop outs, vents windows, scraper trim...ect) I did normal paint prep and shot it all with SEM trim black (semi gloss, looks sharp). I have used this stuff on many applications, including door handles on my Vanagon syncro and it's been holding up VERY well, so i decided it wasn't worth the time/ money to have it all powdercoated. Im kinda partial to paint anyhow as its kinda hard to repair powdercoat in the future even though powder coat IS more durrable then paint.
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