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996 cab rear window coming unglued!

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Hi, i did a search for this and couldn't find an answer. I have recently purchased a 1999 996 cab and i noticed that the rear window bottom was coming unglued. Well, today, i noticed a section roughy six inches has come completely unglued. Does anyone know what kind of glue i can use to fix this?

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Hi, i did a search for this and couldn't find an answer. I have recently purchased a 1999 996 cab and i noticed that the rear window bottom was coming unglued. Well, today, i noticed a section roughy six inches has come completely unglued. Does anyone know what kind of glue i can use to fix this?

Had the same thing happen to me.. Here are a couple of posts that may help you. The technical term for the issue is "Delamination"

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=10533

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=9371

There is also a TSB on this issue called "Convertible Rear Window Bonding Loose". I believe you have to be a contributing member to download the TSBs.

Good luck

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Hi, i did a search for this and couldn't find an answer. I have recently purchased a 1999 996 cab and i noticed that the rear window bottom was coming unglued. Well, today, i noticed a section roughy six inches has come completely unglued. Does anyone know what kind of glue i can use to fix this?

I would say that it's not worth trying to glue it, you'd be chasing a moving target, and you don't want to have to keep dealing with this and wondering if it's going to come apart again the next time you put your top up. You will need to have a new window sewn in or replace the whole thing. For the cheaper alternative, an upholstery shop can sew in the new window, and you can get any of various types of tinted material to replace the clear plastic, if you'd like. That option will cost at least $500, probably a little more, but in my experience it was a reliable solution. 3+ yrs and still looks great.

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Thanks for the response. I went to a local convertible top shop and they are gonna sew it back for about $600.(Canadian) I figured I might as well do it right. But, the guy said you can't use an aftermarket window and any clear plastic and that if i wanted a new one, I'd have to get a factory one. Does that sound right? My plastic window isn't bad, I can still see through it and i'm sure if i use a plastic polish, it will come out clearer again.

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Thanks for the response. I went to a local convertible top shop and they are gonna sew it back for about $600.(Canadian) I figured I might as well do it right. But, the guy said you can't use an aftermarket window and any clear plastic and that if i wanted a new one, I'd have to get a factory one. Does that sound right? My plastic window isn't bad, I can still see through it and i'm sure if i use a plastic polish, it will come out clearer again.

I don't believe you can use a glass window that is similar in size to the newer 996 convertible top with glass window, but there are replacement tops with smaller glass windows for the early 996's. You can use any clear or tinted plastic, but the shop may need to reuse part of the original window to sew it in securely. If you really need it, I can take pictures of the inside of my top where my tinted plastic replacement was sewn in.

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