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detached back window

any thoughts on repairing a detached back window on the soft top?
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Becoming more common.
If you feeling like taking it on, 3M Window Weld is the proper adhesive.

Magnets and suck’N’clamps will make the installation easier.
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I have attached the Technical Service Bulletin relating to the rear window. It has the GM spec for the 3M Sealant/Adhesive to use. It needs to be clamped while the sealant cures.

It's a permanent repair, I had mine done in 2006 and it's still holding well.

Good luck. It's a messy job.

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GM seems to have cheaped out on some of the adhesives they use. My coupe had a recall noted even before it was sold - they had to reglue the inner liner in the roof panel so it wouldn't come unglued in service and settle on the driver like a great bat.

I'd have thought that all the adhesives etc. would have been stuff they had tested and had been using for years, but maybe bot......

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Another vote for 3m Window Weld. My Sky's rear window started to break free last month. I checked this forum and watched some Youtube videos on convertible window glass replacement to get the basics. I then order the Window weld ( 3M Part # 08609 About $22.00 a tube). Just be sure to also order the primer (3M Part # 08682 about $25.00 for a "small" bottle- Cost than the Window Weld- Go Figure), In addition, you will need suction cup style clamps to hold the window in place while the adhesive dries. I used the Sealey brand clamps but others are available (Sealey Part # RE006 - about $40.00 for 6). All available on Amazon. I was lucky and only a portion of my window came loose so I only needed to use two clamps however due to the small size of the Sky's rear window you may need to do the job in stages because the window glass is too small for all of the clamps you will need. Dry fit/clamp to determine how much you can do at one time. The adhesive is a messy black goop consistency so wear gloves and use a smaller amount than you think you will need (the clamps will squeeze out a lot of the adhesive). Don't clamp too tight and wait until it dries before trimming the excess off the glass. Use a razor blade with a putty knife as a barrier between the glass and your top so the razor blade doesn't cut the canvass material edge when trimming off the dried adhesive. Last piece of advise- Plan ahead and don't rush.
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I have done two window reglue jobs. See notes and pictures on the Solstice Forum. If care is taken and proper tools, its pretty straightforward.
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