1985 4Runner: Windshield Trim Replacement / ..

  After removing the remnants of trim (held on w/ plastic clips), the groove was sanded to bare metal, treated w/ POR-15 Metal Ready prep, primer and Chassis Black top coat to kill the rust.  The stock trim traps water underneath and the clips scratch the paint giving a place for rust to get a foot hold. After treating the metal, a length fof 1/2 Since the butyl rubber does not harden and is probably not UV resistant, 3 pieces of black vinyl baseboard trim (again from the local hardware store - you know the stuff you put at the bottom of the wall to cover the gap in the corner) were cut to cover the soft rubber.  The vinyl comes in like 4 The vinyl trim is glued down to the glass and sheet metal and taped while the adhesive cures. Once the glued cured, the tape was removed and the finished product looks pretty good.  And in 4 winters worth of rain, I have yet to see a drop of water get around the glass, so I think the leaks are a thing of the past!  

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