<VV> Windshield Area Drain Holes
corvairduval at cox.net
Mon Aug 29 23:11:43 EDT 2016
Those holes are not large enough to pass all the leaves, oak tassells,
maple seeds, pine needles and what not that gets behind the trim here in
the east. Then it turns to mulch. Then it rusts away. I'm sure the holes
did pass rain water when new, but then mother nature gets involved! I
always fill the area full of sealer to keep the crap from getting next
to the metal. You must leave a space next to the clips so the molding fits.
On 8/29/2016 10:16 PM, Matt Nall via VirtualVairs wrote:
> I just finished restoring my car. Had severe rust above the lower driver's side hinge on the door hinge pillar(picture attached) . Replaced the doors, driver's door hinge pillar (A-pillar), and front windshield. Did the windshield drain holes contribute to the pillar rust out? Opinions are welcome. In any case, I eliminated these drain holes during the restoration and intend to seal the windshield area to prevent water from entering the windshield lip. I am now re-installing trim items after the body restoration (picture attached).
> Erich Meyer
> Those holes being plugged with debris is what causes rust...
> Have fun filling all the area behind the trim!
> Matt Nall
> Charleston, Oregon
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