Has anyone run into this issue? My girlfriend and I were following Mobiltec's video series and the first window pane she tried to removed cracked and broke. There's a yellowish substance with tiny bubbles that was run in the crimped metal groove before the Glass was slid into place. I'm not smart enough to know if its some type of epoxy or cement. We were thinking of using an adhesive solvent, gasoline, or stripper, but the metal is tight and I don't want to pry too hard to open the metal slides to get the chemical onto the glue.
If it's Gorilla Glue it would be tough to remove while saving the glass. It may be very old (hardened) clear caulk in which case something like Goo Gone, mineral spirits or paint thinner may soften it. Try a tiny area first.
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2022 6:13:28 GMT -8 by nccamper
I ended up using a heat gun on high which caused the glue to release and the aluminum slides to expand enough to let the glass panes out. They're not in great shape because whomever glued them in used a flat head screwdriver and a hammer to pinch them closed, so there's sea shell like chips on the glass. We're thinking of enclosing the ends in flex tape before sliding them back in.