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JGC403
Posted 2019-08-17 10:19 AM (#586135)
Subject: Side Glass Trim


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I want to get the trim re-chromed on the 1957 DeSoto that goes around the door windows. The trim looks like it's rivited together. That is probably why my dad didn't have it done before. Anyone know how to remove the trim from the glass?



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JGC403
Posted 2019-09-03 1:28 PM (#586980 - in reply to #586135)
Subject: Re: Side Glass Trim


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No one has gotten there trim re-chromed around the windows? Its not possible?
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Rebels-59
Posted 2019-09-03 3:37 PM (#586994 - in reply to #586135)
Subject: Re: Side Glass Trim



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I have never had it done, BUT - I know of a couple guys who have stripped the frames down and had them Re-Chromed,, So YES it is Possible..
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-09-03 9:40 PM (#587012 - in reply to #586135)
Subject: Re: Side Glass Trim



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It just screws together. Carefully remove all the screws and the window will slide out. But I recommend using a little heat on the screws before you attempt it because they are almost guaranteed to be rusted stuck if the car is from back East.

P.S. You have to take the window out of the door first, and this usually requires removing the wing window frame too.

Edited by Powerflite 2019-09-03 9:42 PM
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LD3 Greg
Posted 2019-09-04 12:32 AM (#587019 - in reply to #587012)
Subject: Re: Side Glass Trim


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The fasteners that hold the glass channels together that must be removed for Chrome plating are all rivets that must be drilled out.
I sold rivet kits to replace those for many years but my supply tried up and I have moved and retired.

A rivet supply house can probably help.

Greg
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LD3 Greg
Posted 2019-09-04 12:39 AM (#587020 - in reply to #587019)
Subject: Re: Side Glass Trim


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LD3 Greg - 2019-09-04 12:32 AM

The fasteners that hold the glass channels together that must be removed for Chrome plating are all rivets that must be drilled out.
I sold rivet kits to replace those for many years but my supply tried up and I have moved and retired.

A rivet supply house can probably help.

Greg


Tip:
Carefully hammer tap the glass free from the channels trying to preserve the original glass setting tape. You can reuse it by cementing it to both the channels and the glass with weatherstrip cement. To try to find the correct new glass setting tape will likely be impossible!

Greg
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JGC403
Posted 2019-09-04 11:15 PM (#587081 - in reply to #586135)
Subject: Re: Side Glass Trim


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Thanks for the tip. What is glass setting tape?
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miquelonbrad
Posted 2019-09-05 10:30 AM (#587098 - in reply to #586135)
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It's the rubber tape that is between the glass and the chrome. It seals the glass to the chrome to keep water out, and also makes sure the glass doesn't rattle.
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