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How to remove a rear screen without any damage

MPH May 23, 2020 at 5:43 PM

  1. MPH

    MPH Active Member Audi A3 Manual

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    Hi everybody looking to remove the rear screen from damaged tailgate where to start what tools are required for example I know you need some sort of wire to cut the sealant out any help would be appreciated thanks in advance MPH.
     
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  3. danny_dj3

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    was gonna say exactly that, last one i saw done was basically a cheese wire to cut out the silicone.
     
  4. MPH

    MPH Active Member Audi A3 Manual

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    Any idea where to start the process?
     
  5. danny_dj3

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    nope sorry, the guy used a long craft knife to make a small hole to pass the wire thro, then sorta sawed his way thro the thing. was the windscreen on the van tho, not a rear screen. as its not a broken screen, i guess its a case of just being careful.
     
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  6. Asim1

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    I was going to say cheese wire aswell..but do at your own risk
     
  7. MPH

    MPH Active Member Audi A3 Manual

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    Bought something of eBay looks o.k
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131245518369
    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
     
  8. Asim1

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    Fair enough just be careful you dont want to crack the glass.. personally I reckon you should get someone out to do it
     
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  9. danny_dj3

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    stab it in and then use the wire n handle to pull the metal point thro the silicone, looks iffy to me tbh.

    i would be tempted to grab some 2.5-5mm cable, like brake cable for bikes, and carefully pop a hole thro the silicone and try to cut the stuff out by keeping the cable away from the glass and back against the metal, if its damaged [tailgate] then you dont have to worry bout messing it up.
     
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