Has anyone had any luck replacing a dried up/cracked up windshield rubber gasket. I got a new gasket but not sure if the windshield can be taken out without busting it. if I do is there a go to place for a new one. Or do the local glass shop carry that old of a glass.
I don't think there is any way to remove the windshield without breaking it.
Most windshield replacing shops know how to install a new windshield and gasket. But it's not easy. If the new aftermarket gasket is just a fraction off, forget it.
Cut the old gasket all the way around, as it is held in on the rear lip. to inside of the car.
inside of the gasket
That gasket is a SOB as in Tough, and I would bet a carborundum saw would be a good thing, as well as a pair of vacuum cup holders.
You use the indian rope trick to install the new gasket and glass. The question is did you buy the gasket with molding or without, as the molding needs to be inserted into the gasket prior to installing the glass back in the frame.
The way I have done it.
VW part 1
There is a part 2
Last edited by briano1234; 08-05-2012 at 02:42 AM.
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Replace all of them that you can, 99 percent of flakiness will disappear.
92, 93 Cabriolet.... 89, and 90 are Deceased.
Just took another look at the windshield. It has a star crack on drivers side. And the rubber on the out side is more like plastic...it just cracks off in my hand. So I found a glass place in Medford 30 miles away. I can pickup a new windshield up for $121.00 or they will put in for $221. May just go get one and get someones help putting it in. Then I can get a good look at the framing and do repairs if need bee.