I was searching around last night for info on window tint and came across a bunch of old threads on removing window chrome. If you remove your window chrome and don't replace it with some form of welting the widows are not sealed. Cruiser style window gaskets require an expander to seal properly. That is what the chrome does. The good news is that black rubber welting is available at any auto glass place and it works better than the chrome, making for a tighter seal. The photos are of the welting in place, if the gaskets are soaked in silicone the welting is fairly easy to install. You can see that the stuff makes the bends easily even on the windshield I ran out of the welting on my truck and never "got around" to getting the hatch window done. Several years latter I needed to pop out two windows, the expanded gasket window was fine, the hatch window was not. Since the rubber was not expanded, water, dust, dirt and salt got in there and the window frame required grinding and repainting. This may have already been mentioned but I did not see any posts on it. Just wanted to let you all know.