Removing vent windo glass


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Post Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:18 pm

Removing vent windo glass

Need some advice. What is the best approach to removing the vent window glass? Both are bubbled and one has a crack. Is there a rubber liner in the glass channel? Appears to be. Want to try to salvage the glass to use for a template for a glass shop if possible. Any tips and tricks much appreciated. Any fluids you found that help with removal....WD40 possibly?

Rich
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Post Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:27 pm

Re: Removing vent windo glass

WD40. Absolutely the best. Let it soak in for a few hours or over night if you can. I used a narrow nylon pry to start the old glass moving. Start at one end and take your time. Sometimes, sliding a thin knife, like OLFA between the glass and the old setting tape will help.
When you have the glass out, this is a good time to glass-bead the frame inside and paint with Tremclad or Rustoleum.
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Post Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:16 am

Re: Removing vent windo glass

Thanks a bunch Nikkinutshop. When installing the new glass....is it held in place by friction with a gasket in the channel? Seems ya need something between the glass and channel to seal out water. It's exciting trying something new and having great results.
Rich
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Post Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:48 am

Re: Removing vent windo glass

The material looks like thick rubber tape. Your glass shop should have some and show you how to use it. No glue required. It is a press fit. Some glass shops use WD40 to make assembly easy. A rubber mallet is what i used to set the glass. Cut the excess setting tape with a knife.
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Post Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:26 pm

Re: Removing vent windo glass

Thanks again for the tips and tricks.
Rich
2016 BMW 1200 GS
2010 John Deere Zero Turn mower
2003 B2620 Kubota Tractor
2001 Toyota Tacoma
1970' Gilson snow blower
1963 Original Cub Cadet mower
1960's Troybuilt Horse rotortiller
1950 L112 International pickup

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Post Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:55 pm

Re: Removing vent windo glass

Make sure the glass shop grinds the relief into the bottom of the new glass. You will need the relief for the pivot in the bottom.
Your vent glass frame looks like a good candidate for glass beading.
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Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:43 pm

Re: Removing vent windo glass

Yep, the vent frames will be beaded and painted before I add any glass.
Rich
2016 BMW 1200 GS
2010 John Deere Zero Turn mower
2003 B2620 Kubota Tractor
2001 Toyota Tacoma
1970' Gilson snow blower
1963 Original Cub Cadet mower
1960's Troybuilt Horse rotortiller
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