Windshield frame final paint

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Re: Windshield frame final paint

Post by spectria » December 20th, 2014, 1:05 pm

Neil Wilson wrote:The rubber seal to be masked is the weather seal around the bottom and sides (frame to cab seal). So, there would not be any glass involved. If that seal can be installed without crimping the metal retainer strips, then it would be best to install the seals after painting and just mask off the windshield.

I would want the frame to be ready for final paint before windshield glass installation.

Any thoughts?
Any soon to be hidden metal that is coated with a very good (epoxy, por 15, etc;) flexible product (as in under the crimp) should be safe from corrosion after final paint.
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Re: Windshield frame final paint

Post by Chris Haynes » December 20th, 2014, 5:14 pm

markp213 wrote:Hey Chris,

As I understand it... the body, hood, and windshield frames went through the paint booths apart, but at the same time for color accuracy, then assembled as a unit. Is that what you mean? Mark P.
Yes, that is it.

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