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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-11-2005, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Windshield question

Doe anyone know or can tell me how to take out an windshield on an Buick Riviera?
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I don't know, but someone who might may need to know the model year.

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the question is, are you going to plan on reusing the windshield?

If so, there is this wire (similar to piano wire) that you use as a saw between the window and the body. It will eat through the sealant as you move it back and forth. IT IS POSSIBLE to break the windshield using this method.

Try contacting your local auto glass shop and ask them their methods.


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Well there are 3 ways; the easy way, the hard way, and the best way.

1)The easy way-hammer, foot, gloves, and razor knife. Of course this assumes that you don't need the windshield to be in one piece when you are done.

2)The hard way-take off all the window trim. from the inside use a razor knife and cut at the silicone that holds it on and seals it. Now get yourself a length of wire and 2 vice-grips. Feed the wire through the slice you have made. Grab both ends of the wire with the vice-grips and use a sawing motion to cut the silicone with the wire. Before too long, the wire will break and you will have to feed some more wire through the small hole and continue sawing. About 1.5 to 2 hours later, all the silicone will be cut through and you can remove the windshield and your hands will hurt like hell. Whatever you do, DONT GET LAZY TOWARDS THE END! Don't think that with just a little bit of silicone left you can lift up on the windshield and the silicone will peel away. It won't and the windshield will crack and all your work will have been for nothing. Also be very careful when you get the windshield out. Have 2 horses with foam padding on it and someone to help you and lay the windshield with the outside down on the horses.

3)The best way-call an auto glass place and have them pull it out for you. They'll probably charge about $60 to come and remove the old one, and they will be done in about 10-15 minutes because they have special tools designed to remove windshields. You might also want to just ask them how much to replace the windshield with a brand new one. When I had to have mine replaced, it cost me $165 for brand new glass and installation, and it took them about 30 minutes, and most places will come to your house or work or wherever to do it.


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