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String Method for installing windows #766084
Wed Jul 27 2011 07:23 PM
Wed Jul 27 2011 07:23 PM
Peggy M  Offline OP
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Another Tech Tip from Bartamos. He wrote a great tip on making solid side windows for a Suburban. A reference was the "string method," which many people have heard of. But same may not. So Ken worked up this side bar to go with that tip. Thought I'd add it here too in case anyone isn't familiar with this.

Thanks Ken!

Peggy M

Re: String Method for installing windows [Re: Peggy M] #766281
Thu Jul 28 2011 04:25 AM
Thu Jul 28 2011 04:25 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline
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Great tech-tip thanks for sharing.

Just to clarify a point.
People should note,the "string method" applies to 'S' section rubber seals and not to the 'H' section lock strip style rubbers commonly used in the rear of some vehicles.
Just in case there's any confusion.



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Re: String Method for installing windows [Re: jockbolter50] #766601
Fri Jul 29 2011 04:24 AM
Fri Jul 29 2011 04:24 AM
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Gmans 46  Offline
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Thanks Peggy great tip!

Re: String Method for installing windows [Re: Gmans 46] #766659
Fri Jul 29 2011 02:14 PM
Fri Jul 29 2011 02:14 PM
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Brad Allen  Offline
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Used this on my front window install and it made it a really simple job, it works great.

Re: String Method for installing windows [Re: Brad Allen] #767134
Sun Jul 31 2011 03:57 PM
Sun Jul 31 2011 03:57 PM
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Kojack  Offline
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Weirton, WV
I used GoJo for a lube with this method once with good results.

Re: String Method for installing windows [Re: Kojack] #767139
Sun Jul 31 2011 04:15 PM
Sun Jul 31 2011 04:15 PM
tclederman  Offline
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For a window-seal/string lubricant that will not harm rubber or contaminate painting, you might want to use an unscented, non-abrasive, non-silicone, non oil-based, water-soluble lubricant, such as a "personal lubricant" (lubricating jelly) that can be bought in any drug store as an inexpensive, generic-label product.


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Re: String Method for installing windows [Re: tclederman] #767385
Mon Aug 01 2011 07:29 AM
Mon Aug 01 2011 07:29 AM
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jockbolter50  Offline
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Personally I've found some 'lubricants' too slick,so I prefer to use good old water based glass cleaner.
The only downside is it can evaporate a little quickly,especially if it's warm.
(not usually too much of a problem here!)


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1950 Chevy Advance Design 3100 in Scotland
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Re: String Method for installing windows [Re: jockbolter50] #767596
Mon Aug 01 2011 10:16 PM
Mon Aug 01 2011 10:16 PM
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X2 on the Windex. I've used it a lot. Sometimes though I think it has a lot to do with the rubber to...anyway, the windex works


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Re: String Method for installing windows [Re: Achipmunk] #767599
Mon Aug 01 2011 10:26 PM
Mon Aug 01 2011 10:26 PM
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Brad Allen  Offline
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I like Tim used the Jelly and liked that I could apply it with as small brush and it wipes up easily. I also used some of that 3M (blue)gentle type masking tape to hold the gaskets in place, the stuff grips but does not pull paint when you remove it.

Re: String Method for installing windows [Re: Brad Allen] #847154
Fri Apr 27 2012 09:14 PM
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bartamos  Offline
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Just to be clear. The tip was possibly edited a little. The ends of the string/rope should be at the BOTTOM. Start pulling it out from the BOTTOM. This lets the glass settle downwards using it's own weight and lots of lube/soap. It needs to settle downward in order to be able fit in at the top as the rope is fully removed.
The "training" comment is referring to taping the rubber onto the window for a few hot days/weeks to allow it to retrain from a rolled up configuration to a around the windshield shape. (I think this "training" is a very important step). This pre forming of the rubber is covered in the adjoining tip about side windows. If you have the delux stainless trim, put on top, bottom then sides, then corners after rubber is on window and before pulling string. The trim is pinched by the install and held in place. Check it while installing windshield, gently rubber hammer it back in if it starts to come out. Add clips after install. You may find that installing clips before pulling will work for you. Even the pro's have different methods of doing all this.


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