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This may help.

Good luck !

https://itstillruns.com/removing-silicone-car-harming-paint-12175359.html
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Well in the continuing saga of my poor decision making, I thought, "more is better" and after a couple of glasses of red wine, I decided to reinforce the silicone bead around my windshield again. And it was almost dark outside. I applied the silicone sealer liberally and congratulated myself on a job well done.

This AM it looks a hot mess. Too much silicone on the glass, the rubber and globs on the paint. Smears and globs everywhere. Before I make matters worse....what should I use to remove the excess? Help the queen, please! her ride can't have silicone smears

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I think we can all agree that we definitely need to see some pics of this
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In the interest of full disclosure here you are....ohhh the shame.

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In the interest of full disclosure here you are....ohhh the shame.

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Here is a particularly nice area....ok, maybe 3 glasses of wine.

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A good sharp straight-edged razor should get the glass cleaned up.
3M adhesive remover on the paint and rubber.
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Thanks all



Note to those who come after me.
1. Helps to get the big pieces off first with razor.
2. Comes off the rubber with just friction (cloth)
3 mineral spirits do work but DON'T use latex gloves...they melt. Ouch

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1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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This is a highly entertaining thread
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This is a highly entertaining thread
My goal IS your amusement, LOL. It is the least I can do to thank all of you for your endless help on my P cars. Actually, when I post and laugh at my foibles it makes the errors feel a little less aggravating. If I let myself get too aggravated and serious, it isn't any fun to do this work myself anymore.

My "take home" from this silicone window debacle......don't drink and "fix" the ride.
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1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001

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Door leak saga continues

Well, anyone who thinks getting the door membrane right is not a challenge doesn't live in the wet swamp like I do. I have replaced the door membrane twice and most recently removed it to repair my window (driver's glass came out of track). I used VB 2 as suggested by Cascade this time. They make a moisture/sound barrier that applies and shrink wraps with a heat gun. Sounds good? Looked great! and failed the hose test miserably. I have gotten good at testing for failure.

The water poured in from 2 areas
The speaker hole - even with the plastic speaker back inserted, allowed water splashing off the interior door to enter AND

the area where the door latch penetrates the membrane was collecting flow from an adjacent interior bar and trickling out the 8mm hole for the door latch.

So, back to the drawing board. I applied heat to remove the VB2 (shown) and picked off the single use product.


I took a dense clear tarp (much like the original material)and tacked one layer to the top inside of the 3 main holes - speaker, window and upper (harder than it sounds) using butyl rope. Three main holes shown with green arrows.Allowing the trailing edge to stay INSIDE the door.



My swollen burned hands (from the mineral spirits) were luckily numb to all the minor cuts that I sustained with this task.
Then, I covered the speaker baffle with plastic on the back side (shaped like a cupcake paper) and inserted thru that opening and then applied another layer of the tarp using silicone glue to the accessible portion of the entire door with a hole cut our for the speaker. For the area where the door latch pokes thru I made a plastic curtain pointing to the inside of the door just above that piece.

and - passed the leak test!

So for anyone with a daily driver in the hurricane belt----the placement of the inner leaves of the plastic door membrane are of critical importance. Think of shower curtains and hang a full layer towards the hollow of the door before putting the final membrane on the door.
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1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
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1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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Having sustained my full quota of injuries for the week. I am going to give my attentions to working on Tilda's upholstery today.

The Queen's Outlaw

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1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
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1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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Overcast day....perfect for doing my lights. And replacing these seals.
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1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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Confused -

maybe because I am new or missed something in the thread, but..

Why the red headlights?
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Confused -

maybe because I am new or missed something in the thread, but..

Why the red headlights?
she's starting her own police force.

Looks like from the label on the can that when lit, it will be white.
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Oof! That fabric is fantastic. Great look!


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Honored....thanks for asking. It is a little dark outside. Will try for better in am. Q

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Confused -

maybe because I am new or missed something in the thread, but..

Why the red headlights?
I dont know...Frogger just seemed to want red headlights. Just trying it out - looks pretty bad ass IMHO.


In between coats, took steering wheel off and fixed my brights...the contact was always touching on bumps and flashing my brights. Easy fix thanks to fellow Pelican thread.
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1978 924 White with Cork (Streetcar vs. Porsche - streetcar won)"Poindexter"
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1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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Oof! That fabric is fantastic. Great look!
Thanks!! I am psyched about the progress. Appreciate the encouragement.
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I dont know...Frogger just seemed to want red headlights. Just trying it out - looks pretty bad ass IMHO.
Is it legal? Maybe that doesn't matter..

I looked up the paint - but it sounds like it will show red, not white when lit up.. VHT Nite-Shades™ Red -- Specialty Products

I painted my E30 lights yellow using some translucent yellow spray paint, but ended up removing it because I kept getting flashed all the time..
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Oh I would be reeeal wary of red headlights. It looks like the car is going instead of coming. That is a definite hazard.

It's no less legal than yellow headlights, but nobody will confuse yellow lights for tail lights.

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Y'all have a valid point. I don't drive this car at night here in New Orleans for a variety of reasons. So I will try this out for a few days and see if I like it. I was thinking about adding white smaller fog light shaped lights inside and in front of these.
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1984 924s Nile Green Metallic with bone (totaled it in the snow in Cleveland, Ohio)
1983 911 White with Cherry Red...gave away (not enough time or money to keep it running) in 2001
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