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Window retainer channel, how do you remove it from the glass? 

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pugfrank

Window retainer channel how do you remove it from the glass please? 

 

I have acquired a pair that are in infinitely better condition than current ones on my car so wish to replace them with these units once I have cleaned them up a little. 

 

Also how do you secure the glass back into the retainer channel securely?

 

Also I guess while I have the new ones out on the bench what's the best paint to apply to protect from corrosion?  

 

 

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Tom Fenton

Carefully tap them off with a mallet, they are just a push fit onto the rubber strip. The position front to rear is important so mark the glass or take a measurement.

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pugfrank
6 minutes ago, Tom Fenton said:

Carefully tap them off with a mallet, they are just a push fit onto the rubber strip. The position front to rear is important so mark the glass or take a measurement.

Thank you Tom, I will ease them off!!

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pugfrank

LoL next question how do you get them back on?!

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pugfrank

I have tried tapping with a rubber mallet but with no success, barley got it started and the rubber began to twist and move! started to bend the metal channel too! Thinking a lubricant would be handy but I guess you want it to dissolve after short while other wise it wouldn't grip the window for operation. :blink:

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Leslie green

Fairy liquid and water would probably be good for the job  

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