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#211 dekz2uk

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 09:21 PM

MMMMMMMMMMM???????? :w00t: I've got opening rear windows for the trailer and thought " Hey, lets replace glass with dark blue tinted perspex".

So I look at the edge of the chrome and find 1 x small grub-type screw + a few other press stud rivetty thingys. Taken out little screw (what use is it anyway??) and then ..........................................???????? Daren't try and drill out other doobries otherwise probable shatter job. How 2 remove glass safely and use for template for perspex? ;) >_< :thumbsup:

Any ideas anyone?

As a backup I've got some blue tint film I can use but the perspex is so sexxxxxy!!!!!! :w00t:

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:30 PM

At last!!!! :D the seals arrived for rear opening windows + front windscreen.

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Got to use glass templates now for doors, windscreen etc to cut out " da sexy blue" perspex. :D

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Anyone any ideas on rear opening windows - how to remove glass safely from frame - any takers???? :- :) :owned: :D >_<

Want to put in blue perspex - much better than film!!!!!

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:40 PM

Cut the seals off and fit new ones.Thats how I did it.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:48 PM

Alan, coul always resort to buying fitted rear window rubbers. Just means they wont open.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:35 PM

Alan, coul always resort to buying fitted rear window rubbers. Just means they wont open.



Would like a bit of fresh air @ night, so will pull my fancy curtains too but have rear windows slightly open. >_<

This is the problem - got a small screw other end of frame with a few of these rivetythingies as well, only one this end. What do people reckon try to drill out or just smash glass :) and drop perspex int frame somehow.

Opinions pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!!!!!!!!!!!! :owned:

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Thanx in advance. :D :D :D

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:48 PM

HI you have two topic the same i answered the other

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:51 PM

WOW, this is mad you got it straight...
I regret lettin this go to you.
You have done a great job. can wait to see it all loaded up, and pics from the trip....

well done mate... ;D

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:56 PM

WOW, this is mad you got it straight...
I regret lettin this go to you.
You have done a great job. can wait to see it all loaded up, and pics from the trip....

well done mate... ;D



Hi Steve - howya doing? :crazy:

Its taken a while but its starting to look the biz now! :(

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:57 PM

my buddy john does window tinting professionally, and I'm pretty sure he says to drill out rivets, remove glass ( he would then tint it ) and refit with aid of jig to hold trim in right position, and then put new rivet in.

not easy from what he suggested, thats why he wont do same day tints on mini rear windows, and cant do them while you wait at shows etc.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:05 PM

my buddy john does window tinting professionally, and I'm pretty sure he says to drill out rivets, remove glass ( he would then tint it ) and refit with aid of jig to hold trim in right position, and then put new rivet in.

not easy from what he suggested, thats why he wont do same day tints on mini rear windows, and cant do them while you wait at shows etc.



Thanx for reply mate - thats why I have 2 options. I've already got 6metres of blue tint as last resort but I'm going down the carefully taking out rivets route (if glass breaks.shatters then so what, I don't need it anyway!!) and then drop dark blue tint perspex in.

Worst case scenario then I'll have to get a pro to tint it for me on my spare set of windows. ;D

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:13 PM

Alan, did you get my PM??

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:28 PM

Alan, did you get my PM??


Yes thanx mate - brakes are ok @ mo. I'll have better idea after the weekend.

WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup: :teehee: :dontgetit: :dontgetit: :w00t: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Stared at a rear opening window for a while, took out little screw, got a small hammer, stanley blade, 2 small screwdrivers and thought - what the hell, go 4 it.


Put small blade s/driver to edge of frame and gently tapped with hammer - it moves!!!!!

Gently worked screwdrivers along glass, sticking stanley blade under rubber seal where it was sticking and............................................ :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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More to come soon - its gonna be bloooooo.

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:47 PM

There it is then - some of the rubber seal was a little perished but SORTED!!!


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Methinks the perspex will look bloooooming good. :thumbsup:


More tomorrow.

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:01 PM

how much was that sheet if you dont mind...

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:16 PM

how much was that sheet if you dont mind...



A 5mm thick sheet 1000 x 1500mm of dark blue tint perspex was £22.50


Ok got one rear window done and its well good. :thumbsup: :teehee: :dontgetit:


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:dontgetit: Dark now - packing up for the night.

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