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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2015, 08:15:10 AM »
I've cut glass with diamond router bits. It works ok. I found the best method is cutting the part slightly oversized and then do a cleanup pass. And lots of water on the cutter to keep heat down and the chips washed out. Good luck!

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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2015, 04:06:58 PM »
Nice work mini hawk, i been going to attempt it as well,mercury villager looks like it might work cut down ,were did u pick up your cutting tool?

Thank u!, I'm sure u will be fine.. let me know how its going.. ill help anyway i can ::salute
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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2015, 04:05:51 PM »
Thanks for letting people know what you used to cut the glass. This is a very helpful thread for others.

just regular $4 dollar diamond cutter from lowes/home depot/harbor fright . the value is not in the tool but in the person. with a little practice I'm sure u can all so it.. remember . this was my first time.. ::beers
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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2015, 02:12:43 PM »
Nice work mini hawk, i been going to attempt it as well,mercury villager looks like it might work cut down ,were did u pick up your cutting tool?

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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2015, 02:08:08 PM »
Thanks for letting people know what you used to cut the glass. This is a very helpful thread for others.

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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2015, 11:42:47 AM »
OEM coupe glass works for me, just 4" to long at the top.
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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2015, 11:40:37 AM »
Are you trying to replace an agp windshield with rhis cut glass?

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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2015, 07:48:35 PM »
Longest cut, no cracks! ::headbang ::rocker
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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2015, 08:54:37 PM »
Good job!! What did you use??Glass cutter???Please explain in detail if you can so other members can benefit from it :)
« Last Edit: November 11, 2015, 08:56:54 PM by AsantiLP »

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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2015, 06:48:48 PM »
Thanks guys, just taking my time. Always been artistic , with a steady hand. So it's coming to me. BUT make no mistake, it is a battle of patients, and trial and error.  Newbie's  in the house! ::headbang soon to graduate to a sophomore
« Last Edit: November 11, 2015, 09:13:20 PM by minihawn »
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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2015, 05:42:51 PM »
NICE ::bounce ::bounce

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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2015, 09:16:24 AM »
Good job, looks good man!
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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2015, 09:07:50 AM »
A few good YouTube videos to watch and study.  They do make it look easy but remember that they are pros.  Some cutters use heat to melt the laminate plastic others use lighter fluid/alcohol to melt the laminate.  BE SAFE AT ALL TIMES!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kTM8Xy4HYAI
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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2015, 11:41:23 PM »
What did you use?Did it crack at all?

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Re: cutting my own windshield
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2015, 09:52:03 PM »
First cut! ::headbang
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