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  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: saint louis,mo
overseas model glass
Posted by mdlblder on Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:13 PM

seems like they all make the glass(front,back,and sides)in one.open for ideas on cutting out sides to see interior better

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, August 11, 2017 10:10 AM

Mark the opening on the inside of the glass with tape or a marker and a straight edge and use the back side of an No. 11 Exacto blade or hobby knife and scribe the cut lines until you break through the glass.  Repeat on all cut marks.  Do not try to bend or break the glass after the first cut.  I don't recommend using a saw for your cuts.

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    February, 2016
Posted by Plowboy on Friday, August 11, 2017 12:42 PM

Photo etch razor saw blades work well for cutting model glass. My preferred method is a Dremel tool with a cut off wheel. But, you have to have a light steady hand. I cut close to my line with the Dremel. Then finish with files and sandpaper.

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, August 11, 2017 4:29 PM

Plowboy

Photo etch razor saw blades work well for cutting model glass. My preferred method is a Dremel tool with a cut off wheel. But, you have to have a light steady hand. I cut close to my line with the Dremel. Then finish with files and sandpaper.

 

That's the way that I would do it.

 

Steve

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    July, 2004
  • From: saint louis,mo
Posted by mdlblder on Friday, August 11, 2017 11:19 PM

ive been building for along time.mrmike has the best idea,its the old way we were taught.i have used dremmil before.take a chance breaking glass sanding off rough edges.thanks for all ideas.

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    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Saturday, August 12, 2017 10:55 AM

Hey ! Mdlbldr ;

 Do what I do .I take the windows and put them in .Then I take the good old number 11 blade and scrape it backwards inside the window area I want to remove . I remove the windows and the using P.E. saws cut out the offending piece and smooth the edges and Viola ! A lowered window .

   For reality I sometimes use the discard to represent a down window that does NOT retract all the way as in some cars back door glass . Always plan what you want the car to look like .and remember . If the glass doesn't retract fully in the rear doors or quarters it's because there's no room to do so .    O.C.G.

gjgeracci

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