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VP Rear Windscreen

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Hi can you just remove the rubber only around the rear windscreen ?
Or do you have to remove the glass as well?
I have one small rust spot that is close to the rubber so want to repair it.

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If it is anything like a VN, (the window is glued in) the rubber is a cosmetic finisher which can be peeled off, carefully, like a piece of spaghetti.
It may be a bit stuck in places first up. I used to regularly remove mine to clean the crud which accumulated under the rubber.
 

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If it is anything like a VN, (the window is glued in) the rubber is a cosmetic finisher which can be peeled off, carefully, like a piece of spaghetti.
It may be a bit stuck in places first up. I used to regularly remove mine to clean the crud which accumulated under the rubber.
Thanks mate appreciate the info
 

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Remove rubber outer rubber moulding, you may need to replace it as it may tear or stretch.
They are glued in and u have to cut them out, they are not the push out one's.
 

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I recently succeeded in removing the front rubber surround. It came out fairly easily but I had to do some fairly aggressive sealant/glue removal (using a hardwood tool I made up) to get the strip to fit back in place. Despite this the windscreen still seems to be watertight. I currently have the strip sitting in place but now easily removed for a roof paint job.
Thanks to the OP and the responders for posing this question cos I had been wondering whether or not I could do the same with the rear screen.
 

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here is what lurks under the windscreen rubbers..left rear screen. visible rust was a 5mm hole until the screen was removed.
Ouch, that is going to be expensive.
 

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Gruesome. One of the joys(?) of having an older car.
 

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here is what lurks under the windscreen rubbers..left rear screen. visible rust was a 5mm hole until the screen was removed.
I'm always amazed how a small bubble of rust grows when you wire brush it and paint it with rust killer.
 
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