View Full Version : Rear window issue

11-19-2010, 09:31 AM
The seal has gone on the bottom of the window. The glass is completely seperated from the fabric on the outside and half seperated on the inside. Has anyone had this happen to them? How can I get it fixed? Iwas gonna bring it to this auto glass place near me to see what they think. Hopefully insurance will cover it.:confused:

blackedout drop ls1
11-19-2010, 12:55 PM
I dont think insurance covers it. You have to replace the bottom curtain. I am having mine done this week for 600 installed. Ive heard of people charging up to 850 for this. good luck

11-19-2010, 12:56 PM
same happened to me , window seperated from the fabric , i had a new "frame" made from some similar fabric and glued it back on temporarily.. 600 or 800 ? id rather get a new top. thats what im waiting for ..

11-20-2010, 07:43 AM
fix it yourself for $20
buy a tube of 3M window weld
do a search,youll find plenty on this

11-20-2010, 08:00 AM
Top needs to be replaced. Go to topsonline i think it is cheap and good quality. I have been glueing mine for 3+ years and it does fine.

Why on earth would insurance cover your car falling apart?

11-20-2010, 07:33 PM
Top does not need to be replaced. Go to Advance Auto
Parts, get the tube of polyurethane windshield adhesive
and glue it back up. Try not to get any on the fabric
because it won't be coming off; some blue masking tape
is your friend. Consider doing the less messed up inside
part first, and the outside the next day so you have
something to press against.

Be sure to clean the glass very well (like Windex followed
by acetone or xylene) and wipe the old glue surface a
few times with the solvent too.

Mine came apart like yours a few months back. All better
now, except I have a couple of glue blobs to razor off
the glass still. At least it's back to watertight.

11-27-2010, 05:07 PM
I ended up just replacing the window curtain when the top separated and the window literally fell into the car. It's a doable job if you're handy. I'm pretty handy and had it done in a couple of hours. You need a good staple gun.

11-30-2010, 02:41 PM
I removed the window curtain to re-glue I could then clamp it real good.

12-02-2010, 10:38 AM
Thanks for the responses guys I'm gonna give it a go myself with the adhesive but I might not get to it for awhile cuz she's under the covers for the winter. I'm buying a house right now so once I'm in and have it in the garage I'll give it a shot and let you know how I make out.