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It’s a good idea to do some research before you decide on a shop that will install a windshield on your FJ Cruiser. Not all shops have the personnel with the experience necessary for this type of job. An Fj Cruiser windshield takes about 2 hours from start to finish, there is a lot of prep work that needs to be done to ensure proper bonding and special attention needs to be taken to the top molding to ensure proper bonding. The top molding utilizes clips and urethane to secure it to the body. The top molding can usually be saved and reused if it’s an original piece. After the installation the vehicle needs to sit for several hours before it can be driven this gives enough time for urethane to cure and bond properly to windshield and moldings.
If the vehicle is driven right after installation the wind will push on the windshield causing the urethane to squeeze, a gap will develop between your windshield and upper molding. This will cause wind noise and will eventually cause your molding to detach completely.
Another thing if you are planning to get your windshield done replace your cowl clips they are cheaper than replacing your cowl side panels.
 
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