So in order to do this job the right way the complete roof had to be taken down to bare metal
We opted to use a chemical stripper but before that we power sanded a good portion of the old clear coat off. Taking this step allowed us to use far less chemical remover as well kept the work area controllable.
Chemical removers are very powerful and highly recommend use of heavy duty rubber gloves and respirator.
With the glass finally removed we could carefully prep the mating surface area and start sealing up the roof.
We’ll be back soon with some color and the glass back in. Stayed up to date by following our blogs, YouTube channel and on social media.
On the road again and this time teamed up with Dunnville Ontario’s finestDeboss Garage Inc. Their 1967 Pontiac GTO build has been and still is abig hit on youtube. This car is essentially new again after a fullrotisserie rebuild, paint, EFI and so much more.
The vehicle was originally purchased incomplete which meant much of it was missingincluding the glass. Rich secured both the front and rear and wemanaged to correctly install both.
For us this was not your typicalinstallation, we had to turn back the clocks and understand the oldermetal trim arrangement, replacement fasteners required and the dimensions we wereworking with. A challenge perhaps but a good one because its noteveryday you get to wrench on such a vintage motor vehicle.
Some photos of the car, super happy with the results. Thanks again to Deboss for selecting us on this job. Proud to supportyour channel and good luck on Hot Rod PowerTour 2019.
As installers we can easily say this situation could have been avoided but alsoit reminds us of the pitfalls of working outside.
First and foremost we dont do much mobile work. Simply put we like to work indoors in a controlled environment. As long as its free of heavyoil and grease and waxes we are generally good to go.
Its also worth adding that working indoors keeps you away from thedirect sunlight. Lets face it the rays coming off the sun are extremelyhot and capable of weakening most surfaces, glass included. Case in point a windshield sitting on a portable rack exposed to sunlightfor just a short period of time is enough to soften the glued centermembrane making the layered “laminated” glass more susceptible tocracking. During all glass installations a certain amount of force is always applied. And his force maybe just enough to crack the weakened glass surface.
While we have no thermal scientific proof this is our a belief from experience and it all makes perfectly good sense.
We’re long time followers of Speed Academy on YouTube and recently they rang us up for glass work on “Connie Celica”. Of course we agreed and just recently completed stage one of the glass removal. The Celica video update is due out in the near future so be sure to lookout for it and don’t forget to subscribe to their channel 🙂