Kerry Jamison called this morning. The rear window and molding went perfectly like his wife said.
The windshield install is as follows. First they installed all the clips and fit the windshield molding. This is the part I feared the most, as most moldings do not fit well at all. He said after they installed all the molding clips and did a fit-up of the moldings, the molding fits the car body perfectly and sits tight against the windshield frame.
Once the molding was confirmed to fit, they removed the top and upper corner moldings and left the lower moldings in place, just not snapped down tight, then installed the windshield. The problem came in after the windshield was installed and the lower molding had about a 1/8" to 3/16" gap between the molding and the windshield gasket after being snapped back in place. Kerry said he just did not like the way it fit. He asked where I bought the gasket, and I told him the windshield installer who was suppose to do it left the gasket, and I don't know where he got it from.
Kerry feels the reason for the gap is hopefully due to the gasket being thinner than it is suppose to be. I asked him where he gets his gaskets, and authorized him to get one from his supplier and see if that makes a better fit. If it does, great, if not, that's the way it is. He has high hopes this will correct the gap, as he has not had this issue with his gasket supplier in the past. If John and Kerry can't get the gasket and molding to fit, no one can!
In the mean time, he is now working on painting the center portion of the inside of the hood, the part Mason did not paint as expected, while the gasket is in transit. I feel much better with paying them to remove, paint and re-install the hood than trying to do it myself. The center underside of the hood was sprayed with Lizard Skin ceramic insulation and, even though I provided Mason with the Lizard Skin topcoat paint, he did not feel comfortable putting it on. The Lizard Skin topcoat is specifically designed to expand with the ceramic temperature changes without cracking the finish. Kerry has used Lizard Skin before and does not have any issue with doing it. So today the will remove the hood, mask it off, spray the center and re-install the hood. The photos below show the black Lizard Skin coating. It needs top coating because when you touch it, it scratches easily and even though it does not affect the coating, it does not look good. It's more of a cosmetic scratch than an actual deep scratch. The grey primer portion is all Magnetic Red right now, but the center is unfinished Lizard Skin. That is what they will paint with the satin black topcoat.
If the gasket had fit, the car would be ready for pickup by Friday, but now we wait.