July 30, 2003
The final fit is happening on both windows because the doors
are ready for final paint. In this picture, the blue fine
line tape marks the finished edge. Any material outside of
the tape will be sanded for a perfect gap.
Once the sanding
is completed, the door is reinstalled and checked again.
door gaps are perfect, both surfaces of the door frame and
window are roughed up with
36 grit paper.
The 90 degree grinder
is our best friend and will always be our best friend. The
tape is the edge that I don't want to grind past because you
will see it on the inside of the glass.
When the window
is fit and both surfaces are prepared, then I mix epoxy cabosil
and apply it between both surfaces and re-cleco the window
to the frame.
I use a spreader
to make sure the gaps are full of epoxy.
This is the finished
edge after the excess epoxy is cleaned away.
When the mess is
cleaned, the tape is removed leaving a clean edge.
The cleaner you
leave the part, the less sanding before paint.
think that after gluing the window to the frame you can let
it sit on the bench. It has to cure in its set position on
the car. If you don't do it this way, you might install the
door after it's cured and find out the door fits crooked on
the car. Gluing the window to the frame is a needed structural
enhancement for the integrity of the door. I forgot to tell
you all, the window is opaque because it has a plastic covering
sprayed on it. This protects it from scratches & will
be removed just prior to paint.
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