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i need to know how to get the button off without destroying my new to me windsheild .
 

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Pretend you want it to stay right where it is and it will then fall right off! :buck:

Seriously though, I know of no way to remove one that is on as well as it should be without damaging the glass. I tried to shear off the ball on a cracked WS in my parts car and pieces of the glass came with it (as well as cracking the glass further). Maybe someone else will have some tech for you.

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Bob
 

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I had to get my rearview mount off when I swapped to a different mirror. I used an old hair dryer I keep in the shop to heat up and carefully soften the glue while gently chiseling the glue with a razorblade scraper.

I used laquer thinner to remove the rest of the glue once it was off.

Disclaimer: There is no guarantee that this method will work for you. I'm only reporting that it worked for me.
 

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My grandad owned a junk yard in the 70's, they used to pop them off with Acetone. He would lay them down so the acetone would puddle around the mount and let them sit
 

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thanks guys! i have auto dim mirror i am going to use in the cat. ill give the latter 2 a shot . not quite redy but close, i want to get it off while the glass is out
 

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Try what trickcat said, it is the easiest way. Laquer thinner would be best. Also may want to let it sit in the sun to warm up.
 

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ok so its off! what worked, i soaked in laquer thinner and tryed to get it off , to no avial. but i am sure it did loosen it up, i didnt have any acetone. so after that failed, i grabed my butane torch and just went around the outside of it on the outside of the glass, and with a razor it poped right off! (my heat gun was mia) but thank you! reataching will be much easier!
 
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