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'Glass top condensation

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dyeager535, Jan 31, 2001.

  1. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    \'Glass top condensation

    Anyone got any good fixes for the subject? A soft top is not an option : ) I was thinking about maybe how the jeep wranglers do it, 'baffled" vents on the pillars, but I'd really rather not cut into it if not completely necessary. It really is bad up here sometimes, it will dump water on me on a hill. And when it gets cold, the entire inside of the top is a sheet of ice, that melts off as it warms up...I'm more concerned with rust and mildew than the water dropping on my head, but have no clue how to solve it...not even sure if the vents would work, since the actual top might not even be hollow....

    Dorian
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  2. Burt4x4

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    Re: \'Glass top condensation

    First thing I thought of was coating the top with bed liner???
    Duno if it would work or not??
    My 72 Allways had drips on the inside during winter! But now I only use my soft top so........
    The easyiest thing would be to take a towel and wipe up befor you head out[​IMG].........................................
    Good luck

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  3. kpanza

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    Re: \'Glass top condensation

    I don't know, but if you figure it out make sure you post it! Last weekend on our little Big Bear adventure I was getting dripped on the whole time, and just like you say with the ice - it freezes at night and when you get in in the morning it melts all over everything! I use a few old rags for clean up when I see it...but I wish there was a better fix!!
     
  4. mudhog

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    Re: \'Glass top condensation

    may just be another dumb idea but has anyone tried puting the dry-air stuff that you use inside of trailers?

    s.smith 77blazer lookin 4 mud [​IMG]
     
  5. Burt4x4

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    Re: \'Glass top condensation

    Ya or some kinda sealent spray like 3M or something????


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    Re: \'Glass top condensation

    We had a pretty good thread going on this on the 1st gen. board a while back, and one thing to question is where is the moisture coming from? Usually, it is related to a high moisture level inside the truck, which is usually caused by soaked carpeting. It is obviously hard to get the truck dried out completely in winter weather, and if there are any holes in the floorboards, it is basically impossible.

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  7. HarryH3

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    Re: \'Glass top condensation

    I've been helping a friend part out an '88 K5 that fell off the side of a trail. The inside of the top has been covered with that thick material that's often used on the outside of speaker cabinets for bands. It almost looks like thin carpet. Anyway, this stuff has been glued on the entire interior of the top. Looks like it came from the factory this way until you look closely right at the edges. It seems to have conformed to the curves pretty well. It looks so nice that my buddy thought it was stock! Something like that should minimize condensation. Shouldn't cost too much to do and doesn't add much weight. Looks pretty nice and should really make the interior quieter too!

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  8. dyeager535

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    Re: \'Glass top condensation

    Yes, I think this was the problem with my last Blazer. Never put 2 and 2 together I guess. I had a nice leak in there somewhere, the carpet was always wet. Just one more reason my "new" K5 has no carpet in it. I really don't like the idea of using those PVC vacuum molded floor "mats" that LMC sells, since they will be excellent at retaining whatever moisture gets under them, but since I can't find those mats that they sell for all the new vehicles, (ones that basically keep the water and mud from your feet ON them, since they have a raised lip) I'm stuck with the LMC pieces.

    Dorian
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