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  1. #1 Side quarter window. 
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    Hi folks. I need to replace the shattered o/s rear quarter glass. I am trying to remove the n/s so I can take it to a glazers to get one cut to the exact shape. I take it that they are only held in by the mastic round them? I have been cutting the old mastic out but can’t seem to get the glass out. Anybody replaced these before ?

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    They are held in with mastic/silicon only.
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    Am I correct to assume you mean the rear half moon door glass on a Berlinetta? If so, it is held only by a flat strip of rubber which folds around the glass as it is pushed into the channel. Of course, a previous builder may have done something different, but the rubber strip is the correct way.
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    Hi Scott, a lot of us found the rubber strip did not do the job very well ( glass working loose and sitting at the wrong angle or in some cases completely adrift and smashed ) so silicone became the fix of the day. I have the rubber strip fitted but all secured with a bead of sealant. Danny
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    There is no rubber in it just clear and white silicon. I need to remove the whole unbroken unit so it can be copied at a glaziers to replace the other side that’s smashed. Unless there is glass units available ?? It’s proving a nightmare to get out as can’t get at the silicon on the leading edge of the glass. If I break this then I really am in s**t street. Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinstacks View Post
    There is no rubber in it just clear and white silicon. I need to remove the whole unbroken unit so it can be copied at a glaziers to replace the other side that’s smashed. Unless there is glass units available ?? It’s proving a nightmare to get out as can’t get at the silicon on the leading edge of the glass. If I break this then I really am in s**t street. Cheers.
    Perhaps you could make a template by tracing round the good one still in place. Then make a hardboard template to check in the missing side before you get the glass cut?
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    Yes sounds like a plan. Will do that too just incase I break this one. The joys eh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinstacks View Post
    There is no rubber in it just clear and white silicon. I need to remove the whole unbroken unit so it can be copied at a glaziers to replace the other side that’s smashed. Unless there is glass units available ?? It’s proving a nightmare to get out as can’t get at the silicon on the leading edge of the glass. If I break this then I really am in s**t street. Cheers.
    There are solvents that dissolve silicone. Check your local DIY store or ebay. Not sure how they would affect the aluminum door though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott h View Post
    There are solvents that dissolve silicone. Check your local DIY store or ebay. Not sure how they would affect the aluminum door though.
    Unless you have a silicone solvent that does not spoil paintwork, a few new craft knife blades are your best option, taken very slowly.
    its doubtful that you would know the exact composition of the sealant used by the installer, some are extremely resistant to chemical attack as you might expect.
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    Do you know any guitarists?
    A thin string slipped behind the end of the class and effectively used a bit like a garotte.
    Just make a couple of T handles out of a bit of broomstick or similar to save your fingers
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