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Old 06-04-2006   #1
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Removing glass from Marea Headlight(guide)




Removing glass from Marea Headlight

Do not attempt this if you are inpatient, or you will end up breaking the glass and maybe hurting yourself.



I realise on the above pic it says Brava on the headlight but it is off a Marea.

Time required: 50 minutes

Tools required: 3 flat bladed screwdrivers, large, small and another in between.

Best option would be a hot air gun, or a powerful hairdryer would work but will probably take longer.

Firstly remove all the clips, as below:



Now heat the bonding with your hot air gun.

I started from the right,

Heat from about where the clip was and work your way right and down the side, don't keep the gun in the same place for too long as you will melt the plastic.

Once you feel the bonding is soft enough take your small screwdriver and scratch out all the softened bonding, don't worry if it sticks to the glass it will come off easy later with a little rub.

It dries and goes hard quite quickly so repeat the above till you have removed most of the bond.





Now from where the clip was work your way left across the top heating and scratching all the bond out just like your did previously, but do take your time, don't rush anything.



Once you have removed most of the bond from the top and both sides, place your middle size screwdriver in the gap (again where about that clip was), and try to lever the glass away, but be gentle. If you don't see the glass move at all then you need to remove more bond. If you do then just keep tweaking it a little and work your way across the top of the light, once it feels more loose lever it properly and use your large screwdriver to hold it open, you will see more bonding start to stretch as you lever the glass, see below:




The large screwdriver is holding the glass away whilst I use the small screwdriver to remove what you can see above, a Stanley knife maybe better but I didn't think of that at the time.

Now you should be able to put your thumbs on the plastic, fingers on the glass and pull the glass away, don't try to pull the glass of completely just yet though.

Now turn the light over, the bonding on the bottom of the light should look like it does in the above pic(stretched), I used the hot air gun to melt it and just pulled off the glass.

Job done, wasn't that hard was it?!!





If you have taken the glass off to spray the plastic behind the glass, the plastic is on little clips/brackets but will now have bonding stuck to them too, it comes off easy though just pull it where the clips/brackets are.

DO NOT PUT THE GLASS BACK TILL YOU ARE READY FOR THE FINSHED JOB, IT WILL STICK AND YOU WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL THIS AGAIN.

Hope that helps you.

If you have any questions you can email me: djtinsley@blueyonder.co.uk


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Old 06-04-2006   #2
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Re: Removing glass from Marea Headlight(guide)

Nice one


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Old 06-04-2006   #3
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Re: Removing glass from Marea Headlight(guide)

Quote "Do not attempt this if you are inpatient, or you will end up breaking the glass and maybe hurting yourself"

That would be me then lol

Dan


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Old 06-04-2006   #4
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Re: Removing glass from Marea Headlight(guide)

Do the bravo headlights glass come out in the same way?
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Old 06-04-2006   #5
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Re: Removing glass from Marea Headlight(guide)

Basically get it hot enough so the plastic goes a bit soft and the glass is hot. Might be worth wearing gloves. To not be scared with the heat.
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Old 06-04-2006   #6
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Re: Removing glass from Marea Headlight(guide)


haha, yes Dan I was thinking of you when I typed that
Exactly Tom, but I dont think it should be heated that much to warrent gloves, probably would melt theÂ*plastic ifÂ*it gotÂ*that hot.
Dan

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