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Isurf

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PostSubject: Windshield removal question   Windshield removal question Icon_minitimeSun Sep 30, 2018 1:28 pm

I found a donor wagon in a salvage yard. I had no tools with me, but picked up a few things. After I began thinking about the windshield. I hope to get back before it feeds the crusher.  If it's a sungate, how would I remove it ?
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield removal question   Windshield removal question Icon_minitimeSun Sep 30, 2018 8:09 pm

The same way you remove any windshield. The tend to be a little brittle, and you can damage the perimeter with a wire. I have yet to successfully remove a front windshield. You can get extra long boxcutters at most auto paint dealers, and extra long blades for them as well. I saw the blades on ebay. The blades can also have saw teeth. You may have to remove the dash to get to the bottom of the windshield from inside. If you can add some heat to the urethane, it will be easier to cut.
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield removal question   Windshield removal question Icon_minitimeSun Sep 30, 2018 10:41 pm

Fred, Thanks! I have never attempted to remove a windshield.
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield removal question   Windshield removal question Icon_minitimeMon Oct 01, 2018 9:35 pm

Save yourself a lot of potential work,and clean it inside and out before you remove it. A lot scratches,nicks,etc won't be obvious until it is cleaned

Ed
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield removal question   Windshield removal question Icon_minitimeTue Oct 02, 2018 7:08 am

Also check the edges, especially the lower corners, for any sign of delamination (fogging). It will certainly spread when the glass is subjected to the strain of removal and reinstallation.
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield removal question   Windshield removal question Icon_minitimeFri Feb 01, 2019 11:43 pm

i work at a glass shop. you will need to remove the trim around the w/s and cut any rubber strips around the w/s. a hot wire or a cold knife is what we use. a cold knife is a 90 degree blade tool with a handle and a wire to pull it. a long orkal/breakaway knife from a hardware store could work but will probably break or scratch the glass. if you can heat the urethane under the edges that will help a lot. spray the inside around the edges of the glass with wd40 or a lube to prevent scratches from the knife. do not by any means try and pry it up you will break it. the glass is whats known as lami. it is 2 layers of 1/8inch glass that is head together by a clear polymer. i do not recommend trying to install used glass. if the d.o.t hears about that you will get a lot of backlash. i asked about a w/s when i was at work and had the desk lady pull it up. it would cost about $250 to do it and the glass is the same d.o.t certified glass that came out just a different brand. the rubber strip is universal so no need to save it. the glass is not worth much. if you need glass just call or go to a glass shop maybe try a few but sometimes cheap install will lead to leaks. feel free to pm any questions that you have.
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