Removing chrome window trim help

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Removing chrome window trim help

Postby dcducks1 » Fri May 02, 2014 5:44 am

Anyone got any tips on removing front windshield chrome trim? I have a leak on the passenger side that I verified yesterday by pouring some water in different areas. I think if I can get the trim off I should be able to put some clear silicone underneath and fix my leak problem.


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Re: Removing chrome window trim help

Postby Lip Ripper » Fri May 02, 2014 11:58 am

It takes a special tool to release the clips. I'm sure you'll find something on youtube.

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Re: Removing chrome window trim help

Postby Comechero65 » Fri May 02, 2014 12:11 pm

What year and model? Some have the trim imbedded in the rubber seal and can't be removed without pulling the entire glass and seal. Later they just used clips to hold the trim on. Places like Dearborn and Mac's sell tools to release the clips. Mustang venders also sell the same tools.
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Re: Removing chrome window trim help

Postby dcducks1 » Fri May 02, 2014 2:12 pm

Its a 1966 4 door hardtop. I have found a few videos online that show old cars (not Comets), but I think I get the jist. Having the front windshield replaced on Monday and I hope the guy knows what he is doing because the trim looks hard to find in good shape.


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Re: Removing chrome window trim help

Postby Comechero65 » Fri May 02, 2014 3:37 pm

dcducks1 wrote:Its a 1966 4 door hardtop. I have found a few videos online that show old cars (not Comets), but I think I get the jist. Having the front windshield replaced on Monday and I hope the guy knows what he is doing because the trim looks hard to find in good shape.


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Most likely the 66 has the clips meaning you don't have to remove the whole glass. 65 may have been the last year for the trim imbedded in the rubber. Just be careful not to damage the pins that the clips attach to. Replacement clips are probably common and available.
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Re: Removing chrome window trim help

Postby Jedeka » Sat May 03, 2014 7:27 pm

I just finished removing the trim around my 67. The lower trim us held on by screws that can be accessed after removing the wiper arms and the cowl. The side trim pieces are held on with 3 screws that can be accessed after removing door seal and drip edge trim. The top trim is held on with clips across the top of the windshield. The clips stick onto a flat head pin that is buried in the seal/glue.
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Re: Removing chrome window trim help

Postby dcducks1 » Wed May 07, 2014 9:22 am

Only my side trim was held on by screws. I had the front windshield replaced yesterday and they popped off the top trim and left the bottom trim on. They cleared out the old sealant, applied new and slid the new windshield right in. Looks great and no damage to the (hard to find) window trim.

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