[ROVERNET - UK] rovernet Digest, Vol 68, Issue 43

Geoff Kirkpatrick britcarnut at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 24 18:37:15 BST 2008

I don't have experience with a P5 windshield, but when I have removed windshields from other cars I find it easiest to sacrifice the rubber seal and simply cut all the way around with a utility knife.  Especially if you are removing a windshield from a parts car, there is no need to try to preserve the integrity of the old seal.  This makes removing the windshield intact a pretty simple proposition.

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Geoff Kirkpatrick, 382 Riverside Avenue, Ben Lomond, CA 95005, USA


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Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 08:09:30 -0500
From: Kent Kinard <kentkinard at verizon.net>
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] P5 Windshield, request for removal tips
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Hi Gordon,
I hesitated to respond because I won't have time to take one out in the 
next few months.  These windscreens are extremely difficult to remove 
and I have broken two while trying to be very careful.  I want to put 
the Sundym glass from my Mk. III into my Mk. II when I replace the 
rubber and that means I have to successfully remove both for you to get 
one.  I have another in a Mk. I parts car which has a repairable rock 
chip.  I have doubts about getting that one out whole.

I'd be interested on any tips on successfully removing a P5 saloon 
windscreen when the rubber is really rock hard (thirty-five years of 
Texas sun).

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