Well, today was more sanding and sanding. I now have the roof, rear center, both rear quarter panels and the passenger side of the hood dye coated and sanded. Tomorrow I hope to finish the passenger side door and front fender and start on the drivers side hood and fender. Need to remove the grill and front turn signal lights.
That was the good news.
I was washing some dirty spots today with Simple Green to make sure there was no oil or contaminates on the primer and got the windshield wet for the first time and guess what ... the windshield leaked like crazy between the gasket and the windshield frame!
I called the windshield company, as they said it came with a lifetime no-leak warranty. I explained that I had TOLD the installer he needed to seal both the gasket to the windshield frame with one type of sealant and seal the gasket to the windshield with a different type of sealant. He claimed they only needed to seal the windshield to the gasket, as the gasket would seal itself to the windshield frame by design.
I told them every reference, including the actual Corvette Assembly manual said different. He maintained it was not necessary and did not seal it.
Now they are coming back out with a new gasket to remove the windshield and re-install it. I'll bet he listens to me the second time. To their credit, I received no hassle about the problem and everything is under their warranty.
Just pisses me off that it needs to be re-done.
Oh well, that's life it the world of Corvette restoration.