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Windshield disassy

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waydeki Wayde Kirvida
Hugo, MN, USA   USA
I’m trying to disassemble my windshield to have the metal rechrimed and the glass is cracked

The flat headed screws are very soft and easily strip out

Any tricks or suggestions?

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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
Penetrating oil,
a little vibration (on the screw with a screw driver & small hammer),
maybe a little heat (only with a propane torch)
and most importantly patience.

And don't strip those screw heads!!

San Jose, CA, USA   USA
Couple suggestions (that may or may not work):

1) if you can get a small enough bit, and there's enough of the slot left, small impact wrenches--air or battery--can often dislodge a frozen screw

2) if you're handy with a welder--preferably TIG but MIG could work--weld another screw or piece of metal to the stripped screw's head and apply vise grips to it (you're re-chroming anyway)

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