Skylark V6-3100 3.1L VIN M SFI (1996)
Windshield: All Technical Service Bulletins
Windshield - Reveal Molding Etching Precaution.
File In Section: 10 - Body
Bulletin No.: 73-10-52
Date: April, 1997
Windshield Reveal Molding Etching Due to Tape Application
Pontiac Grand Am
Pontiac Grand Prix
Chevrolet and GMC S/T Models
Chevrolet and GMC S/T Utility Models
The above listed vehicles use a plastic material in the reveal moldings on windshields that may slightly etch or have surface marring when tape is applied
to the surface. In addition to the windshield moldings, the back window moldings on the Grand Am, Achieva and Skylark (Skylark sedan only) may also
Tape applications to these moldings may typically occur during windshield replacements, reseal repairs for water leaks, or during paint repair/refinishing
DO NOT APPLY TAPE DIRECTLY TO THE MOLDING SURFACE during service operations to the windshield reveal moldings. If the application of
tape is required, make sure to cover the exterior surface of the molding with masking paper or other suitable products in the area of the tape to protect it
If paint repairs/refinishing operations are required, DO NOT APPLY TAPE DIRECTLY ON THE MOLDING SURFACE as would be done in normal
masking procedures. Use a "cord technique" such as "FOLLEX", or equivalent, or a product such as 3M(R) # 06349 Trim Masking Tape, or equivalent,
which apply under the molding and lifts the molding lip off the roof panel while being secured to the glass surface. Again, make sure to protect the
exterior surface of the molding from tape.
If the dealer/retailer does not perform glass work or have a body/paint repair facility, the Service Manager should provide a copy of this bulletin to any
sublet facility doing glass service or body/paint service for the dealer/retailer.