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Bonded screen removal

PostPost by: Donels » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:58 pm

I need to remove the bonded screen from my +2. What's the best way and any tips?

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:20 pm

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:24 pm

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PostPost by: Mick6186 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:09 pm

I used a bicycle brake cable and mole grips either side. Prised a gap to get the cable through in one corner then a sawing action with a helper inside the car. Worked a treat,
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:55 am

Easiest is with a Stanley Knife.
If you use a cable/wire you risk to damage Trim or Headlining where it arrives inside the Car :wink:
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PostPost by: foxoles » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:29 am

Don't know if this is the same kind of bonding for the Plus2.....
When I restored my 73 Europa Special in 1984, the bonded in screen had 2 small wires that you attached to a battery - that heated up the rubber bonding and it was easily pushed out. Put the new "rubber" in attach wires to battery and when warm/sticky enough put the screen back in.
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