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dcarr70
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Jul 11, 2012, 7:28 AM

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I'm trying to find the best way to remove a damaged windshield. What's your prefered method and why? How long does it take to remove the windshield including the time to remove the trim parts? The two methods that I'm most interested in at the wire method like the rollout2000 and the equalizer. Thanks!

-Dave


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 11, 2012, 7:47 AM

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Dave - This isn't my thing at all but the regulars surely have dealt with it. Windshields and non moving windows will have a wild assortment of different ways to remove and replace properly with new AND such that they don't leak.

If you are looking for data for a wide variety of vehicles and tools required, time needed you'll probably have to pay for the software for that.

Side windows would be more friendly and some of those are a pest too. If you are looking for one specific vehicle and don't already know how I'd ask for a quote at a local "Auto Glass" place and see if you think you could even break even with costs to do it yourself,

T



dcarr70
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Jul 11, 2012, 7:58 AM

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I should have clarified, I'm not looking to do this myself. I'm doing a study, looking to reduce repair time. I'm only looking at the removal process, not the reinstallation process. I know the knife and spatula methods are pretty popular but this wire method is gaining notariety and I want to check it out. Thanks for the advice though.

-Dave


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 11, 2012, 8:15 AM

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Now I'm just curious why you would want to know the best ways remove a windshield and not how to re-install it? In many there's a high risk of breaking one just taking it out - witnessed by me,

T



dcarr70
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Jul 12, 2012, 6:36 AM

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My company is looking for a way to reduce our cost per return. We'll have trained mechanics doing the work, but we're looking specifically at reducing the time for removal.


Hammer Time
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Jul 12, 2012, 6:44 AM

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You would probably know more about the techniques than we do.



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Discretesignals
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Jul 12, 2012, 8:11 AM

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This tool works great for removing windshields. It's cheap and effective.







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