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6 hours ago, Shawn Sampson said:

You can do it yourself with a small wire (guitar strings work) just need to get it started and work your way around the window frame. 80% of the time it works-

A slight variation I use @ the junkyard, 70% sucess

 

Snip the hood pop cable @ the hood latch, pull handle w/cable center through and out of car, carefully burrow a heated pick or cut a dozen strokes @ the easiest part of the glue to make it easy to stick cable through, grab the T handle inside the car, vise grips outside, with a helper carefully saw it out, be super diligent through the bottom corners where the glue is thickest. 

 

Install reverse order, but with $10 of windshield urethane off amazon. (or whatever 2 tubes cost)

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54 minutes ago, thewheelerZ said:

Have one, works but only after practice, mine sits unused, a mistake happens fast.

 

For awhile this was my go to but you will sweat your ass off repeatedly hacking the same spot , works well otherwise

https://www.amazon.com/ATD-8562-Professional-Urethane-Cut-Out/dp/B000OUXAGM/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=windshield+tool&qid=1561003152&s=automotive&sr=1-11

With these, you really need the length along the bottom

https://www.amazon.com/Long-Utility-Razor-Blades-Pack/dp/B013IPDWQM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=long+utility+blades&qid=1561003401&s=automotive&sr=1-1

 

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I have the tools mentioned above, windshield wire is still my "go to" and seems to have less chance of breakage with a little care:

https://www.amazon.com/Tool-Aid-87425-Windshield-Cut-Out/dp/B000JFUW9U/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=windshield+wire&qid=1561030917&s=automotive&sr=1-3

 

Reinstall windshield with butyl tape:

https://www.amazon.com/3M-08620-Window-Weld-Ribbon-Sealer/dp/B0039752R2/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=butyl+tape%2C&qid=1561031027&s=automotive&sr=1-10

 

Add retaining tabs for safety and have MUCH less hassle next time - or changing trackside at a race.

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8 hours ago, Team Infiniti said:

Have one, works but only after practice, mine sits unused, a mistake happens fast.

 

For awhile this was my go to but you will sweat your ass off repeatedly hacking the same spot , works well otherwise

https://www.amazon.com/ATD-8562-Professional-Urethane-Cut-Out/dp/B000OUXAGM/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=windshield+tool&qid=1561003152&s=automotive&sr=1-11

With these, you really need the length along the bottom

https://www.amazon.com/Long-Utility-Razor-Blades-Pack/dp/B013IPDWQM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=long+utility+blades&qid=1561003401&s=automotive&sr=1-1

 

 

Interesting you say that.  Im going to go ahead and knock on wood here..... right out of the box this tool has worked perfectly for us and we havent really had any "mistakes".  Myabe we are working on bought time!!  Again, knock on wood!

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I have used stripped copper wire and two socket extensions as handles.  Plus a few razor blades to get the corners.  Good results if i took my time.  Used regular cheap silicone to put it back.  Used cheap local independent windshield guy from yellow pages when I needed to replace it.  

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You can also use wire leader for fishing, generally stronger and thinner than guitar string and copper (use 30lb).  Don't use the multi-strand.  2 people and some patience and a heat gun make it a quick process.  Make handles using 1" dowel with a hole and wrap the wire.  Done many, many windshields this way.

 

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