Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  

User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Barnacle car boot replacement - video

  1. #1
    Jon
    Jon is online now Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator
    Supporting Member
    Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    17,762
    Thanks
    4,493
    Thanked 20,457 Times in 5,858 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    5 Thread(s)

  2. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    baja (12-08-2019), Miloslav (12-07-2019), Rangi (12-08-2019), Tule (12-08-2019)

  3. #2
    Supporting Member mklotz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    LA, CA, USA
    Posts
    2,047
    Thanks
    168
    Thanked 3,974 Times in 1,339 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    mklotz's Tools
    I wonder how hard it would be to use a Dremel or similar with a small drill bit to drill through to the vacuum cavity holding the suction cup to the glass, thus equalizing the pressure and releasing the hold.
    ---
    Regards, Marv


    Home Shop Freeware
    http://www.myvirtualnetwork.com/mklotz

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to mklotz For This Useful Post:

    Andyt (12-08-2019), will52100 (12-07-2019)

  5. #3
    Supporting Member JoeVanGeaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Magnolia, TX
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 19 Times in 14 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There' a TV commercial for an outfit that repairs and replaces windshields on call. (I don't want to mention its name because the jungle is so annoying!!)

  6. #4
    Supporting Member will52100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Bassfield, MS
    Posts
    102
    Thanks
    485
    Thanked 56 Times in 29 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    will52100's Tools
    Looks like it's moulded from plastic or polly, a good sharp knife and poke small holes in the suction cups and off it comes.
    courtneyknives.net

  7. #5
    Supporting Member ncollar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    342
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 167 Times in 121 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It is just two big suction cups? Why could you not slide a thin piece of steel to break the hold. I have a couple suction cup hooks for the shower and sometimes they just give up. I do not live where parking can cost you a ticket but if they used that system I would sure try it.
    Nelson

  8. #6
    Supporting Member will52100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Bassfield, MS
    Posts
    102
    Thanks
    485
    Thanked 56 Times in 29 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    will52100's Tools
    Wonder how well it'd work on a less than spotless clean windshield?
    courtneyknives.net

  9. #7
    Supporting Member sossol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Posts
    167
    Thanks
    338
    Thanked 203 Times in 86 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    sossol's Tools
    Quote Originally Posted by will52100 View Post
    Wonder how well it'd work on a less than spotless clean windshield?
    Or one that has been treated with water repellent or oil. Do the meter maids clean the windshield first?

    Neil


    Post your reply!
    Join 42,532 of us and get 400+ tool plans, tool eBooks, build guides, and much more.



    eBooks for Supporters

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to sossol For This Useful Post:

    will52100 (12-08-2019)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •