Should I take the windshield off, yes or no?

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Should I take the windshield off, yes or no?

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The owner before last parked it under a tree for years. The rust did not look so bad at first, but after cleaning I discovered a hole. There are two more spots near the windshield that need attention too. I'm hesitant to take the windshield off. Is it still possible to patch up or do I have no choice?

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Re: Should I take the windshield off, yes or no?

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The only way to repair this properly is to remove the screen and may reveal more rust along the bottom edge

This is quite common but not an easy repair.
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Re: Should I take the windshield off, yes or no?

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Yes, sadly common and I'm going to have to face that dilemma on my own car.
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Re: Should I take the windshield off, yes or no?

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Cut off a corner of the windscreen, repair, and replace the rest. I'm finding this much easier than taking the whole screen out, but my time is more constrained.

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Re: Should I take the windshield off, yes or no?

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Thank you for all your replies! I 'll bite the bullet then and take it off, weld and paint it. Probably have it re-placed by a professional, since prices are reasonable.