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Rear window channel prep

So the next part of my project has me repairing the rear window channel. There were rust holes in the pretty much expected areas: The lower corners of the channel, and I also had one in the left-middle. I've already gotten patches fabricated to replace those sections. However, the part that I'm wondering more about is the pitting from rust on the majority of the channel. At first I didn't think much of it, but I need to make sure: Is the scaling of the metal going to cause any issues in terms of sealing/adhesion? Overall, the metal seems to be pretty intact. I'd say it just looks worse than it actually is. I just figured I'd wire wheel the heck out of it and then chemically treat the metal, and then epoxy prime.
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Re: Rear window channel prep

If you haven't gotten all the patches made, Belden speed makes repair sections

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Re: Rear window channel prep

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If you haven't gotten all the patches made, Belden speed makes repair sections
Yea, I saw that from an another post. I was able to save the $80 for now and make the small patches myself. I'm just more curious if its necessary to replace the pitted sections which is almost the whole thing.
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Re: Rear window channel prep

I just did mine in small sections like your doing. I would say it matters just how deep the pits are. If you get them clean and shiny before epoxy I wouldn't think it matters as the window bond glue will fill in the imperfections.

I found that when I glued my back window in it got everywhere even wearing gloves.

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