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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:45 PM
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That makes sense about the seal.

Heated windshield sounds great but I don't think I would use it enough. I only need to scrape the windows when I go snowboarding which is not very often these days. Price vs usage type of thing. I'm also concerned about getting another rock chip. Another reason not to overspend on the windshield. Does anyone know of a film that is applied to windshields to prevent rock chips and cracks? Seems like a good investment if you're driving on dirt roads a lot.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 02:24 PM
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Does the front cage on an NAS truck make it more difficult to replace the windscreen?
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Old March 14th, 2012, 02:40 PM
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No problems. We just did it on Dan's truck a few weeks ago.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 02:42 PM
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No problems. We just did it on Dan's truck a few weeks ago.
Looks like you used the "paracord" trick on the seal. I've heard that works well. Actually, I think I saw it on "Wheeler Dealer." Love that show.
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Soapy water or Vaseline and or paracord makes window installation go a whole lot easier.
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Good idea to remove the interior trim pieces around the windshield?
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Old March 14th, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Soapy water / KY jelly, etc. is is basically a must. Yes, good idea to remove trim panels - only takes 5 more minutes to do so.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 05:47 PM
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Dawn / Palmolive makes it slip in nice and then washes off easily. With the roll cage on you will have to go up between the cage and top of windscreen frame and then bring it down to rest on the bottom track. I do not remove any trim pieces.

Removal of the old windscreen is simple. Using a utility knife cut the rubber being careful not to scratch the paint on the frame beneath.

Install new rubber gasket onto the windscreen.

Lube up the frame and rope.

Using a silicone / caulk nozzle install the rope into the rubber gasket.

With two people place the windscreen in the frame going up between the top of the frame and roll cage coming down to rest on the frame at the bottom.

Make sure the windscreen is centered in the opening.

Begin pulling the rope at the sides. Pull it equally on both sides top and bottom. This should pull the rubber seal over the frame. It might not be perfect at first. Don't force it. It will slip into place once all of the seal is pulled over the frame.

I cannot stress enough not to push on the outside edges of the glass from the outside to help the seal. It will crack (ask me how I know). Gentle pressure in the center is better. Not much should be required, just enough to hold the glass in place.

Hope this helps.
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And to make this thread complete.

Heated Windscreen: RRC 7310
Regular Windscreen: MTC 2864
Rubber Seal: CPE 500020
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Old March 14th, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Good stuff James. Thanks.
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