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#1 Mike C

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:23 PM

How difficult a job is it to remove a MK6 Windscreen?

I need to get mine out. I know fitting is a job for the professionals, but surely removal isn't so hard? Bearing in mind I don't want to save the screen I'm removing.

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#2 mrmetallica

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:25 PM

How difficult a job is it to remove a MK6 Windscreen?

I need to get mine out. I know fitting is a job for the professionals, but surely removal isn't so hard? Bearing in mind I don't want to save the screen I'm removing.

:cheers:



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#3 charlie74

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:29 PM

just have a bagless vac( and be prepared to throw away the filters) on standby and make sure to cover the inside well,, glass shards are a bitch,,
hmmm,, best put the kettle on,, this is gonna take a while and im having a cig first,, cause i dont know if i can fit under there.....

#4 Circle8

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:19 PM

I don't think you could save it anyway. Open the doors & drape an old bed or dust sheet across the dash to catch most of the glass & shut them again, jamming the sheet. Then start smashing (& wear gloves & goggles!).

Why not leave it to the pros if you're having a replacement fitted? They'll have special sheets. Autoglass did my OH's Punto & didn't leave any sign of broken glass.

#5 Mike C

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:29 PM

I haven't got any dash or interior...

I need it out now, but won't be having a replacement fitted for probably about 12 months
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#6 mrmetallica

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:31 PM

I haven't got any dash or interior...

I need it out now, but won't be having a replacement fitted for probably about 12 months




try sitting on the seats and push it out with your feet.worth a go.

oops just seen no interior. put some thing in their to sit on.

Edited by mrmetallica, 13 March 2009 - 03:32 PM.


#7 Mike C

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:39 PM

I've got an alloy wheel that I currently use as a "seat".

Will have a look tomorrow
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#8 Trig

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 03:47 PM

some people have no idea.

Get a long knife, they are like those craft knives that you can snap the end off to reveal a freash cutting blade. using that, slide it round the windrscreen from the inside, between the glass and the metalwork, putting light pressure on the screen, pushing slightly, will help you while you are cutting round the screen because as you make an insicion into the bond, the screen will move away from the metalwork, enabling you to get the glass out.

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#9 Mike C

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 05:00 PM

Seems to, cheers!

Won't know for certain until I can see what I'm looking for with the car in front of me though

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#10 JC

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 05:04 PM

One of these:

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#11 Mike C

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 05:24 PM

hmm, might be worth investing in for that price!
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#12 Mike C

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:49 PM

I've made a start, but don't have the right sort of blade to cut through the sealant. Looks like a piece of p155 though to be fair

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#13 t-man

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:55 PM

i have used 'cheese wire' before works in the same way the tool does above. just a pain to get started and requires 2 people



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