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Assisting in full body off restoration of XK150 FH

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markb2107 Mark Bethel
Wigmore, Kent, UK   GBR
I am assisting with a 150 restoration and things are coming to the end, we need to rechrome parts, our problem is how to remove the glass from the quarter lights?
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JonV2 Gold Member Jon V
Mount Macedon, Victoria, Australia   AUS
1950 Jaguar Mark V
1959 Jaguar XK150
1968 MG MGB MkII
1973 Mercedes-Benz R107 "Blau Kampfpanzer"
Hi Mark,

I recently had to remove the glass from my MkV quarterlight frames, so I suspect it will be held in a similar manner to your 150.

Unfortunately I could not find any magic formula that dissolved the seal and left the glass and frame untouched.

I soaked it in a tray of diesel ( I used a cat-litter tray; minus the cat!) for a few days and then used a razor blade to gently slide between the glass and the frame. Working it back and forth gently it finally came apart.

The frame will warp if you bend it, so make a tracing of it on cardboard so you have a template of the profile to refer to when you 'massage' it back to the correct profile.

Good luck with the project

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