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Windshield trim installation question


Vince
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250743 posted 05/11/21 07:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Greetings

So after having the windshield replaced, I noticed the side trim pieces did not set flush to the glass but were raised. I was told this was by design as a rain channel.

Hard to get a pic with the reflection n such, but if you look close, the red line indicates the widths edge, and what I though would be flush to the glass (like the rear verticals). Instead it is setting on a rise that hold the edge almost a quarter of an inch up off the glass.

Just looking for clarification, because I could have sworn it was flush.

Thanks!
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250745 posted 05/12/21 09:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ouch,

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250748 posted 05/13/21 03:27 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'll check mine this weekend and get back to you.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250751 posted 05/13/21 03:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I removed mine a couple years ago and at the time they sat pretty much flush if I remember correctly. They no longer sit flush though, as the process of removing them caused some to slightly bend.

Someone with lower mileage might be able to chime in with an example that may not have been removed before.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250753 posted 05/13/21 04:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When I get my car back from the shop I may be able to chime in, it make be a couple more weeks though. I still have OEM glass in mine.

Question for you or others though. Did you have to source your own windshield or did the company have troubles finding a replacement? Sadly my OE glass has a nice crack in it and Ill be going through the replacement process also.


Edited by lowcashleblanc (05/13/21 05:41 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250754 posted 05/13/21 05:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just looked at mine and they are all flush (sides and top).

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250757 posted 05/13/21 09:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The shop told me they were getting hard to find. Even recomended I consider buying another and storing it just in case.

$160ish for the glass...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250763 posted 05/14/21 11:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mine sticks out proud about 1/8 on the glass side and flush with the a pillar. And the top is flush with the roof and the glass



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250771 posted 05/15/21 03:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ouch

After 100+ reads, I have one yea, and one Nay.

Not meaning to annoy anyone, but my memory is having fits thinkin it was all flush. Just a consensus so I can leave the poor guy at the glass shop alone, or jump down his throat and get it re-seated.

Have a great weekend!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250775 posted 05/15/21 12:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yours is correct for a stock trim. I think the stock trim has been NLA for a long time. so a lot of the glass guys use a universal rubber molding. Witch will sit flush. The pic I posted above is a factory MMC glass that came with the car new in 91.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250781 posted 05/16/21 12:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mine sits perfectly flush all around. Stock trim. This is probably the third windshield during the lifespan of my car...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250785 posted 05/16/21 04:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Darn.... Gotta go with VR485 on this I guess... Still on OEM glass, so it is hard to refute

I wanted it to be flush Soooooo bad.... But I'll accept the lifted edge on the glass as normal!

Thanks all!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250788 posted 05/17/21 01:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think wop was saying its supposed to be flush... it's flush on my original window car....



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250790 posted 05/17/21 02:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Quoting Vince:

Darn.... Gotta go with VR485 on this I guess... Still on OEM glass, so it is hard to refute

I wanted it to be flush Soooooo bad.... But I'll accept the lifted edge on the glass as normal!

Thanks all!




It should sit flush. Remove the trim and make sure all the clips are straight and not broken and that there isn't any debris in the channel and it should click in fully and sit flush against the glass.



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