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Old 07-19-2005, 17:08   #1 (permalink)
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How to get the Chrome windscreen strips off

Hi guys I know I have a fairlane but the strips arount the front windscrean are the same as xr/xt/xw/wy. How to you get them off with out stuffing them as mine are dead straight and I dont want to destroy them. If any one can give me a couple of tips I would be thankful. Also the front screeen in mine is the original one (doubble glazed? looks like two sheets of glass stuck together) are they leagle to use any more? and that mine dose not have a windscreen rubber but a black sticky substance to reinstall it do I need a rubber as some rubber shops have said yes and some say no?
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Re: How to get the Chrome windscreen strips off

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Hi guys I know I have a fairlane but the strips arount the front windscrean are the same as xr/xt/xw/wy. How to you get them off with out stuffing them as mine are dead straight and I dont want to destroy them. If any one can give me a couple of tips I would be thankful. Also the front screeen in mine is the original one (doubble glazed? looks like two sheets of glass stuck together) are they leagle to use any more? and that mine dose not have a windscreen rubber but a black sticky substance to reinstall it do I need a rubber as some rubber shops have said yes and some say no?
From what I recall, the stainless is held in by a clip the same as the XA - C models. There should be 4 clips on each A pillar and 8 across the top. The clip is attached to the body of the car and hooks around the edge of the stainless.

To get them off, you need a special tool to dig in under the stainless and pull on the clip to move the hook off the stainless edge and then lift the stainless off. It's a long job and you have to be careful.

The tool I used was called a "panel beaters best friend"

Hope this helps.
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Re: How to get the Chrome windscreen strips off

"There should be 4 clips on each A pillar and 8 across the top"
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The two chrome strips on the side were only held on by three screws and no clips so they are a little bit diffrent? But thanks anyway I will look for that tool though.
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Re: How to get the Chrome windscreen strips off

The windscreen is laminated, not double glazed. They are the only legal type. As for the trims, if the windscreen has been resealed in the past, it might be a pain, as they could be stuck on. No rubber is used, they are stuck in.
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