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Old 09-16-2011, 10:26 AM
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Windsheild Removal?

Among the many rust/rot problems on our current '92 project, I am particularly concerned about the rust visible around the windsheild frame.

I would like to remove the existing windsheild, repair and repaint the rusted areas inside the frame, then have an installer reinstall the glass.

Anyone have advice on how to safely remove a windsheild without breaking it? Also, are there clips or other devices holding the glass in place, or is it just adhesive?
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Re: Windsheild Removal?

Just adhesive, once you take the trim around the windshield off. However, you won't get the windshield out intact. You'll need a professional to do that. I've tried on MANY different cars using various techniques, and they all break on me.
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Re: Windsheild Removal?

remove the trim, get a buddy inside the car. push a guitar string though the seal to your buddy and work your way all the way around in a sawing motion, you pull one end as he pulls the other, once you have it cut all the way around lift the glass out. if this doesnt work get inside and kick as hard as you can. New glass installed should only be about a bill fifty.
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New glass installed should only be about a bill fifty.
You're funny. Cheapest I've ever found is $280. Cheap glass sucks too.
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Re: Windsheild Removal?

well... he is the Ghetto DIY'er.. what you do expect?
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You're funny. Cheapest I've ever found is $280. Cheap glass sucks too.
I gets it depends on where you're at, my cousin had his windshield replaced and it wasnt anywere near that much. thats higher than hell. but i guess that may be for honda brand glass?

And yes, i'm the drunken master of ghetto diy. :) My whole cars been ghetto diy'd
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I gets it depends on where you're at, my cousin had his windshield replaced and it wasnt anywere near that much. thats higher than hell. but i guess that may be for honda brand glass?

And yes, i'm the drunken master of ghetto diy. :) My whole cars been ghetto diy'd
Absolutely not. Probably chinese glass. I'd prefer PPG. Best glass you can buy, but just as costly as it is beautiful.

What kind of car does your cousin have, an S10?
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Re: Windsheild Removal?

hes got an 01 prelude type s, diamond white. he got his glass in columbus mississippi, might just be cheap cause of where he got it. I know it fogged up a bit worse than the factory glass, but it didnt cost much
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Re: Windsheild Removal?

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However, you won't get the windshield out intact. You'll need a professional to do that. I've tried on MANY different cars using various techniques, and they all break on me.
Mine broke on me..
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You're funny. Cheapest I've ever found is $280. Cheap glass sucks too.
Safelite does it for no more than 150 installed at your house.
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Re: Windsheild Removal?

Heres how i got my cracked one out...

One bit hit in the middle to relieve tention..



Then loads of hits to to make it floppy...



Then i just litterally cut the film with a sharpe knife!
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Re: Windsheild Removal?

Might seem abit of a dodgy way of doing it.. But that rubber glue its set in aint going no where!
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