removing rear quarter window from part-out Avant

Brett Dikeman brett at
Thu Jul 22 10:43:23 EDT 2004

At 11:13 PM -0400 7/21/04, Ben Swann wrote:

>I spent the better part of 3 hours and had the rear quarter window 
>to the point of doing the victory dance - it was hanging from the 
>top rubber sealant after carefully cutting around.  Giving it a 
>steady pull as the remaining sealant was slowly pealing away while 
>thinking I had it made, but for some reason the thing exploding into 
>a million pieces!

My first thought is that as the glass is pulled off the sealant, the 
area pulled off the sealant had more and more of a lever action on 
the part that was still attached.  Another possibility is that the 
glass was scored or hit during its lifetime in the car (ie by 
something in the back sliding around etc).

Kind of surprising- I would have thought the stuff would be safety 
glass and hence crack, but not "explode".

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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