Do I need to replace the rear window when the metal clip for the deffoger is detached?
I went to several auto glass shop and they recommended replacing the rear window.I need to find someone that has a shop that specialize in keeping the same window and using a soldering gun with silver solder to replace that tab.Is this safe?
Asked By: nanaofthree - 1/2/2006
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One inexpensive fix I have used that works is made by a company called Permatex (big maker of silicone adhesives and selants). It is especially made for this job. It contains a small tube of special glue and activator. The glue has something in it (looks like fine metal powder) that conducts electricity so the circuit... More
Answered By: Atwood Mechanic - 1/5/2006
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Not a 100% sure but auto part houses sell kits that can be used to repair the circuits in the window. You may be able to repair the connection to the clip but the problem is that the repair won't be strong enough to hold. I would try glueing the clip to the window with a high quality glue then use the repair kit... More
Answered By: tangodancer - 1/2/2006
Only if you plan on actually seeing out that window. If the window becomes fogged or iced up and you accidently back into someone or something. You're going to pay. I would definately check with someone about the soldering gun idea. Afterall, the window has been heat treated and has a safety film on it. Plus, it's not... More
Answered By: tensunsets - 1/2/2006
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