Grid-less rear window

Discussion in 'Exterior and Interior' started by Caboose302, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Caboose302

    Caboose302 Well-Known Member

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    is there a way to remove the rear defroster grid? Or would it just be easier to replace the entire window? I'm going to have all the glass pulled when I have the car repainted after suspension and engine rebuild. Just wanting a cleaner look since it will rarely, if ever, see rain or snow now.
     
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    I think it would be a pain to remove if even possible, never thought about it. My GT wasn't equipped with rear defrost, tint looks much better.
     
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    Exactly. I think they look like crap with the tint over the grid. Especially since that's always where the tint seems to peel first. Just trying to save money without buying a new window but that might be my only option. I can always try it with a razor and if I screw it up I'll have to replace the window anyway, lol.
     
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    The biggest problem I think would be where the connections are soldered to the glass. If you heated the solder you could still damage the glass.
     
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    you can always sand/polish glass if it gets scratched it. I might start with an old on that you can possibly mess up with out worrying about it first. Willing to bet a light chemical stripper and a razor knife would get the majority of it off.
     
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    Those tabs pop off pretty easily, I just did it on accident removing the trim around the rear side window the other day.