Originally Posted by Notorious L.R.G.
Hey, I am at the glass shop right now, and they cannot figure out how to get the little mesh off first. Removed all the bolts already.
Hoping to save the glass....I know folks have done this. Help!
Manual doesn't mention removing the little mesh.
To Replace Tailgate Glass
- Tailgate Glass.
- Screen adhesive cutting equipment.
- Betaseal Kit A075B6158F.
1. Apply suction handles to the outside surface of the glass, and disconnect the two HRS cables from the inside.
2. using a dedicated vibrating cutting knife of suitable form, cut the adhesive bead around the entire periphery of the screen, taking precautions as necessary to prevent damage to paintwork or body flange.
3. After cutting out the glass, remove old adhesive from the tailgate aperture sufficiently to leave a consistent and flat surface for the new bonding medium.
4. Clean the whole of the bonding surface on the new glass, and the bonding surface on the tailgate aperture, with the wipe cleaner supplied in the Betaseal Kit (or Betaclean 3900 A100B6008V).
5. Prime the bonding area on the glass to a width of 25mm with the primer in the kit, or with Betaprime 5500 (green cap) A120B6041V.
6. Prime and re-activate the prepared surface of the old adhesive on the tailgate with Betawipe 4000 (A082B6355V). If the tailgate bonding surface is new or without adhesive, prime the tailgate with Betaprime 5404 (red cap) A082B6337V.
7. Allow a minimum of 5 minutes for the primer to dry. If the glass is not fitted within 48 hours, the primer should be re-applied.
8. Cut the nozzle of the Betaseal cartridge as shown in sub-section BV.13, and holding the cartridge vertically, extrude a bead of adhesive around the glass periphery using a finger against the glass edge as a guide. Manipulate the two ends of the bead together for a consistent joint.
9. Cut six 4mm spacer blocks from the material supplied in the Betaseal kit (or use 6 off A124u0069F), and position in the inside edge of the adhesive bead, two along the top bead, two along the bottom, and one centrally in each side bead. These spacers are used to control the fitted height of the glass.
10. Using suction handles, carefully lower the glass onto the tailgate, and position centrally in its aperture. Press around the periphery of the glass to compress the adhesive until contact with the spacer blocks is felt. Carefully examine the integrity of the whole length of the joint, if necessary using a spatula to force extra adhesive into any depleted areas. Wipe off any excess adhesive extruded from the joint, or alternatively, allow the adhesive fully to cure and cut away any excess using a scalpel blade.
11. Position the tailgate horizontally and use duct tape to hold the glass in position until the Betaseal is fully cured. This will take approximately 4 hours dependent on atmospheric conditions, with a longer period required in dry atmospheres. Reconnect the HRS cables.