Chevrolet Corvette Windshield Molding
Problems You May Encounter with the Chevrolet Corvette Windshield Molding
What keeps your windshield in place is a strip of glue all around it. Without the Chevrolet Corvette windshield molding, your cool sports car will look like it is ready to retire. If you want the front of your vehicle to be pleasing to the eye, you need to know what to do with the windshield molding should it start to come off. Below are some common cases of faulty windshield molding and how to fix them:
Windshield molding vibrates
When you drive at a high speed and you hear a crackling noise, this could be because of the upper windshield molding being loose. On your next stopover, immediately check it out and see if it has come off of its adhesive. To fix this, simply apply a silicone sealer in the back filling of the windshield molding.
You can also try a double-sided windshield molding tape. Before you attach the windshield molding, clean it up first and get rid of the old adhesive. Then, attach the tape to the windshield following the scratch line. Work the molding over the tape and apply pressure. You don't have to wait for it to dry.
Windshield molding shrinks
A pretty common problem with the windshield molding, the shrinking issue has gotten many owners to replace this component several times to no avail. While the root cause has yet to be identified, the solution to this one is very simple. If this would happen to your component, the trick here is to use a different kind of glue. When installing the new stock, use a rubber-friendly adhesive to set the windshield molding in place.
Windshield molding hangs off
If one day you were driving and you see part of the windshield molding hanging off to the side or the front, then you might have used the wrong kind of adhesive on it. Just like with the first case, you should either use a silicone sealer or a double-sided molding tape to stick the component in place. Sometimes, you might have to cut out the windshield to clean it up, take out the adhesive, and reinstall a new windshield molding.