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Old 08-21-2016, 11:47 AM
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Strange that Jaguar changed the design from the X100 to the X150. I have never heard of even one problem on the X100 design which appears to have a thick gasket integrated all the way around the perimeter of the glass.
 
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Update,

So after 48 hours I put a piece of lo-tack carpet tape over each of the two repairs, just enough to hold the fabric in place over the glass and I put the top down and stored. In this position there is no tension on the fabric.

After 6 days, I put the top up and easily removed the carpet tape. We are still one day away from full cure but I can see that this joint has now set firmly.

Looking at my repair, the bottom joint is not visible. The top joint is, but only due to the distortion of the fabric during the time that the joint was separated, otherwise it is definitely bonded.

Right now it looks great and feels solid. I will update should anything change but I am confident that this is the way to go with these repairs. I am not expecting this joint to fail, and this 5200 material is most definitely tough!

Hope this helps someone!

Phil


 
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:38 PM
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Update,

So after 48 hours I put a piece of lo-tack carpet tape over each of the two repairs, just enough to hold the fabric in place over the glass and I put the top down and stored. In this position there is no tension on the fabric.

After 6 days, I put the top up and easily removed the carpet tape. We are still one day away from full cure but I can see that this joint has now set firmly.

Looking at my repair, the bottom joint is not visible. The top joint is, but only due to the distortion of the fabric during the time that the joint was separated, otherwise it is definitely bonded.

Right now it looks great and feels solid. I will update should anything change but I am confident that this is the way to go with these repairs. I am not expecting this joint to fail, and this 5200 material is most definitely tough!

Hope this helps someone!

Phil
Great job and thanks for the heads up on the 3m Marine 5200 product. If I ever need to fix my window, I will use the 3M product.
 
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:32 AM
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I took mine to a Speedy Auto Glass guy who had experience with this particular repair. Had to leave it with him for two days to allow the glue to cure properly. He said the problem is that the top material shrinks over the years,, therefore, there's less material to cover the window's edge, so it will never be as strong as the original factory job. Having said that, he also adds that he's never had anyone bring their car back for subsequent repair.

So far, so good.

He used these suction clamps in the process. (pics are from the internet, not my car)
 
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:04 PM
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This is a pic taken during the curing process, showing the aforementioned suction clamps and simple paint stir sticks that Home Depot gave me for free. After 24 hours, the window was like factory installed.
 
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Hi Syd
Any idea what adhesive was used by Speedy Auto Glass?
Or do any of the Aussies happen to know a Melbourne shop that might be able to do this repair?

Was the original adhesive cleaned off the glass? I presume it is impossible to get adhesive off the top fabric.
 

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Steve,

See this thread, starting with my post #104, for details and pix of how to fix the separating rear window using Suck N Clamps and Rhino Glue. https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...p-97478/page6/

My first attempt with 3M adhesive failed after a short time, but the Rhino Glue is still holding. It's an easy, inexpensive DIY fix.

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Thank You Stuart - that's very helpful!

Cheers

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