Any DIY tips for rear window removal 2nd gen?

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Any DIY tips for rear window removal 2nd gen?

Post by bhm1712 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:48 pm

As tooic title suggests Ive got to remove the rear window! Not overly worried about it breaking by accident, but what is the best DIY method of removing a rear window? I've heard of people cutting a slit into the bond and then using wire rope to saw away the seal. Can't see an easy or accessible place to make a slit though?
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Post by Jeff73 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:14 pm

I had to remove the rear screen from my car to stop a creak from the window. The window fitter pushed a wire through the sealer from the inside and cut it out. He took his time but it came out ok.
I had to remove the inner quarter panels and windscreen crome trims
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Post by bhm1712 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:30 pm

Thanks Jeff that's confirmed what I thought may be the case. So piano string it is then!
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Post by lutonmatt » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:46 pm

get a hammer quick wack in each corner should do the trick
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Post by jonbullnose » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:46 am

its best to use i super sharp knife with a long blade as they are bonded in place you can use wire but its a pain in the a## i found it kept catching the chrome trim moulding brackets :-/

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Post by Old Bird » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:09 pm

Ive removed and fitted many of these, is this still an issue ?

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Post by tecwarrior » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:07 pm

You can use a tool called a kent knife which has a long blade on it. The safer way is with wire and two handles and saw it out. It will need two of you to do it and the wire will break a few times once it gets hot. Be careful on the corners, you have to work the angle out so that you dont cut into the glass. You can also use whats called a long knife and cut it out from the inside by cutting through the bond. You won't cut the bead in one tho, you have to slash it

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Post by bhm1712 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:00 pm

Old Bird wrote:Ive removed and fitted many of these, is this still an issue ?

Yes I've not got round to this job yet!
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Post by bhm1712 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:00 pm

tecwarrior wrote:You can use a tool called a kent knife which has a long blade on it. The safer way is with wire and two handles and saw it out. It will need two of you to do it and the wire will break a few times once it gets hot. Be careful on the corners, you have to work the angle out so that you dont cut into the glass. You can also use whats called a long knife and cut it out from the inside by cutting through the bond. You won't cut the bead in one tho, you have to slash it

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