Convertible top problem

My 2000 Camaro convertible top is separating from the glass on the bottom exterior. The top looks almost new because it's garage kept, but that one area is coming apart.
The material that affixes to the glass has what appears to be some type of tape strip that obviously has lost its adhesion.
The question is what would be a suitable material to glue this sucker back together? I was told possibly a gasket adhesive, and that silicone didn't work.
Has anyone given this a try? I'd hate to think about replacing the whole top because, like I said, it looks like new.
-- lab~rat >:-) The less you care, the more it doesn't matter.
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lab~rat wrote:

    I would take the car to a convertible top shop. I have had rear windows resealed, and others replaced. They should be able to reseal the glass with the proper sealant. Charles
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On Mon, 04 Apr 2005 23:56:05 GMT, Charles Bendig

Any clue on what the proper sealant would be?
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I'd like to know how this turns out.
I have a 2001 SS conv., also garage kept (duh!) so I have to assume this is something I'll be looking at sometome in the future.
Question: Do you take yours through car-washes? I do and the local one just added high power air-fans at the drying stage. Makes the top flutter like crazy. Don't think it can be good for it...

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Ta Daaa! And the answer is ? 3M, Permatex, etc... Super weather strip adhesive. If it worked for thirty plus years on my 68's weatherstripping, it should work as well on convertable tops. Of course there's always any number of spray adhesives from the 3M company Super77, Hi- Strength 90, Super80, etc. They all work well but you'll have to do the research for which one bests suits your needs. Call an auto apolstery shop and ask, can't hurt.
...Ron -- 68' Camaro RS 88' Firebird Formula 00' Mustang GT Vert
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On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 22:44:49 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (RSCamaro) wrote:

I think I may have misunderstood the question. If you are talking about the rear glass in the top itself then an auto glass shop would be the place I'd be asking the questions. That stuff they use now to seal windshields is amazing and is also probably what you are looking for.
...Ron -- 68' Camaro RS 88' Firebird Formula 00' Mustang GT Vert
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On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 22:48:43 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (RSCamaro) puked:

Yeah, the rear glass in the top. It's only loose on the bottom. -- lab~rat >:-) Do you want polite or do you want sincere?
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Check out the auto glass shop. I'm sure that they have what you need.
...Ron -- 68' Camaro RS 88' Firebird Formula 00' Mustang GT Vert
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This has been a problem with many convertibles with glass rear windows that fold into tight spaces. One problem is the weight of the glass is only being supported by less than 3/4 of an inch of mating on the four edges of the glass.
One problem I've seen on Sebrings & Mustangs I've rented is when the top is down, the bottom of the glass where the curtain is attached has such a strain from the window being pushed so far back into the top well, I think from the constant strain on that mating surface the bond is eventually broken.
In the 60's the glass was Dielectrically bonded to the window curtain. Not sure what it meant - heat sealed perhaps??
When I owned a 68 LeSabre convertible, 4 shops said the back glass could not be reattatched to the window curtain. I was told this in 1986.
These newer cars might be different though. If your separation can't be repaired, I don't think you'll need the top. I'm pretty sure a Camaro has a separate window curtain that attaches to the last bow and connects to the body around he top well.
Lower the top part way and look in where the window is attached over the back seat. Have a friend sit in the back seat.
If you look inside the top material where it wraps around toward the glass, If you can see your friends head and can reach in and hit him, the window curtain and top are two different pieces. The top material essentially lays over the window curtain when the top is up.
One other piece of advice, If your car is driven in the winter don't run an ice scrapers along the very bottom edge of the glass. The edge of the scraper will go between the curtain seal & glass.
Good Luck.
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On Thu, 7 Apr 2005 23:24:25 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Harry Face) puked:

I think this is the case. I think I'll try attaching it with this waterproof adhesive product I found at the auto parts store. It seems to have all the requirements. If not, then maybe one part will have to be replaced as you suggest.

What's an ice scraper? (I live in S. Florida) :)
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caulking tube might do the trick as well.
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