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Old 01-15-2021, 11:16 AM   #1
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Looking for any tips to remove old weather strip from 29 coupe closed car windshield frame without damaging it. Thanks
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Old 01-15-2021, 11:21 AM   #2
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Sharp putty knife leather gloves and time. May need to pry the retainer flange out just a bit
To get it all out.
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Old 01-15-2021, 02:43 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks! I was a bit leary of prying up the retainer strip.
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Old 01-15-2021, 03:09 PM   #4
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youtube, a few tips.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uW_RxKdCoxs
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Old 01-16-2021, 07:42 AM   #5
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Thanks Bob
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Old 01-17-2021, 08:41 AM   #6
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Brentwood Bob,
>What material do you use to bed the glass into the windshield frame?
>What do you use to cutaway the excess bedding material that is behind the pivot hinges
The windshield in the photos is for my 190A Victoria.
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Old 01-17-2021, 01:36 PM   #7
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Tried the canvas backed material available thru the VFF, and the uncured. Either worked fine. I did not activate the uncured with oil, left it dry.
I was able to cutaway the bedding around the pivot points withe a utility knife CAREFULLY.
Some masking tape over the painted surface as a barrier.
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Old 01-17-2021, 03:56 PM   #8
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Good video. I still have to get into this, but I feel I have a better idea of what I need to do. Thanks Bob
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Old 01-17-2021, 09:46 PM   #9
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There are several videos. Pull up Brentwood Bob YouTube uploads. I reglazed 3 windshields.
Dealing with rusty hinges was a challenge. You can damage the top hinge, so I tried attaching a sacrificial piece of 1x4 pine. That was a good idea. Rust plugs up the hinge so go in steps to unclog the hinge channel.
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A big Thank YOU Bob for the video! I have Mitch's stripping material, CRC Heavy Duty silicone spray, and homemade wooden stand on my bench. My new glass should be coming soon. Without your video I wouldn't of had so much confidence. Great winter project!
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Hope your frame is in good shape.
Cost me $50. Each for the replacement glass locally.
Very doable.
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Thanks for all the help and advise. I now have the glass out and weather stripping removed. Thanks for the videos Bob and I'm going to check locally on glass replacements.
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Old Yesterday, 03:29 PM   #13
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I used a cordless oscillating tool with a 1 1/2" saw blade to remove the old weather stripping and it worked great.
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A lot of ways to skin a cat.
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