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is there an easier way ? windshield molding removal by Lou6t4gto
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I need to remove the windshield molding, would be easy if it was soft, but it's Hard as a rock. any "Easier ways" of getting it out , besides just a razor blade ? Thanks
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No and you will destroy the trim...
Trim is "glue" in same glue as windshield.

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Report this Post03-06-2015 05:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Neils88Click Here to Email Neils88Send a Private Message to Neils88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Are you talking about the roof panel / A pillars ? Have you tried a little heat (hairdryer or heat gun....just be careful not to put too much heat)?
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I Know I'm going to destroy the Trim. I am pulling the roof. the trim has to be out of the way to get the roof panel OFF. I just don't want to risk Digging up the roof panel while cutting on rock hard trim.
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Originally posted by Lou6t4gto:

I Know I'm going to destroy the Trim. I am pulling the roof. the trim has to be out of the way to get the roof panel OFF. I just don't want to risk Digging up the roof panel while cutting on rock hard trim.


I'm pulling my roof today as well. I'm probably not being quite as careful as you'll have to be since I'm not re-using any panels or trim off the car. Having said that, I already sold the panels so I'll try not to damage them too much for the new owner. I used a flathead screwdriver to remove the top part of the "T" trim that goes around between the windshield and the roof panel. I don't think it's possible to remove it so that it can be re-used. Once the panel is out of the way, I'll go back and remove the remaining part of that trim piece.
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Report this Post03-06-2015 08:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tha DriverClick Here to visit Tha Driver's HomePageSend a Private Message to Tha DriverEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've had some that were so hard that the only way to remove them without removing the windshield (or breaking it) was to use a die grinder with a thick cutoff wheel & grind them out. Just have to be careful not to grind any of the fiberglass & stay off of the windshield.
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Report this Post03-07-2015 01:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou6t4gtoClick Here to Email Lou6t4gtoSend a Private Message to Lou6t4gtoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
that's an idea ! (a lot of smoke, I'll bet ) Thanks, I knew there was a better way than a linoleum knife !
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I got lucky, a utility knife cut right out. Thanks
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I'll be crossing this bridge this summer to do some fiberglass repair around the top of the roof. I'll wait for the hottest summer day, let it sit out in the sun all day, and hope for the best.
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Report this Post03-09-2015 07:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NotorioSend a Private Message to NotorioEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Is it too late for you to take & post some pictures of the roof removal?
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All Done. You MUST use a HEAT GUN from underneath and on top !! The thickness of the material of the roof panel is a joke, it's like trying to remove glued on PAPER! Go VERY SLOWLY, & keep it hot. If you are REAL lucky and Patient, you may get it off without breaking it No didn't) but no problem, Have to cut it around there for the chop.
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Where did you find a new seal?
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