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Old 04-11-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Help removing old clips

I tried the search function and after reading 2o threads and not finding an answer, I decided to just start this one. Forgive me if it is out there somewhere !
Can someone tell me how to remove the old clips from the windows without breaking the glass. The old ones are rusty. We tried to pull on them but they didnt budge. I borrowed this picture so you could see what I am talking about. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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They are "glued" in place by the rubber holding the clips on the window.
You should be able to spread the clips slightly using a putty knife and a (very) little pressure.
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Hi Tammy -

We replaced all of the clips on our '67, and I do understand the stress of removing the old ones without breaking a window - it's scary! What worked for us was to use PB Blaster to soak the clips (inside and out - open the window slightly so the excess Blaster drips on the ground). After they soaked a bit, I used a razor blade to gently pry between the clip and the glass. Many of them freed up at this point. A couple of them required a bit more persuasion with a thin putty knife. Take your time. It's worth the trouble, as the new, non-rusty clips look wonderful! Good luck ~
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:12 AM   #4
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Thank you both very much!
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:29 AM   #5
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Great thread!! I, too, have been afraid to force them off in any way for fear of breaking the glass. So....I have had a mix of new and old ones on the coach.

I will now go bravely forward and try the PB Blaster.

I used small pieces of rubber to create a tighter seal on the ones I have been able to replace. Does anyone have any other tricks they have used to get the new clips to grip the glass and stay put?
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Thanks, guys! The PB Blaster and razor blade worked perfectly!
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Pb blaster? I have to replace several and the new ones came today.
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Pb blaster? I have to replace several and the new ones came today.
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It's a penetrating lubricant for frozen nuts & bolts, kind of like Liquid Wrench. You can get it at your local hardware store.
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