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windshield leak

I have a winshield leak on my 97 f350. I had the rust fixed on top of the windshield once but it is now coming back. do they make inserts that I can put in the top of the windshield to cut the rust out or do i have to find another donor truck to cut the same pieces from.
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i thought that mine was leaking at the windshield, however it leaked along the rain gutters (can't remember what they are called maybe drip rails) after filling them with silicone the leak stopped. as for your question i don't know

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Unknown about any body panels for that.... however, my '97 was leaking and rusted above the windshield on the drivers side. I chemical cleaned the rust and wire-wheeled it. Came up with a few small holes. Painted it with POR-15 paint, overlaid fiberglass mesh and put another coat of PRO-15 on. Hardened like steel. I used their etching primer and top coated it with their 2 part gloss black. It worked great and I am now in my 3rd year of this repair. Only downfall is a 2 inch strip of black paint on the roof from the windshield molding back....that pretty much goes unseen.
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What kind of chemical clean did you use on the rust
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I used a weak solution of muriatic acid. WEAR GOGGLES & GLOVES. However you can use Oxalic acid, which is sometimes called WOOD BLEACH. It's a powder that you can mix thickly into a paste, which will stay put on the rusty area. Let it sit for a few hours and wash off thoroughly I also used another POR-15 product, metal ready. It's a liquid that leaves a zinc coating that makes paint adhesion better. You can go on POR-15.com and check out their products too. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for.... GOOD LUCK!
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Thanks for the info. I will prolly try the the POR 15 first and hope that works.
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Good luck. It's amazing stuff. Gloves with that paint too. If it dries, it won't come off of your skin for days!
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My f250 had a leak there, poured rite on the steering column too, so cal truck with zero rust, I think it needed a windshield gasket tho

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