How Do You Remove a Windshield With a Fishing Line?

Removing a windshield with a fishing line may sound like an impossible task, but it’s actually quite simple. You can use a fishing line to cut through the gum and sealant that holds the windshield in place and then use the same line to pull the windshield out.

All you need is some fishing line and a little bit of time.

The first step is to find a suitable location for removing the windshield. You should make sure that you have plenty of space to work in so that you don’t accidentally damage any other parts of the car while you are trying to remove the windshield.

Next, measure out enough fishing line to go around the entire perimeter of the windshield and cut it accordingly. Once you have your fishing line, tie one end of it around one side of the windshield and then loop it around all four sides until you get back to where you started.

Then, start cutting through the adhesive that holds the windshield in place with your fishing line. This will require some patience as it can take some time depending on how much adhesive was used when installing the windshield in the first place. Just keep going until you have cut all around and then pull out any excess adhesive.

Finally, start pulling. Once you have cut through all of the adhesive, grab hold of either end of your fishing line and gently start pulling.

The windshield should come out relatively easily as long as there isn’t too much residual adhesive left behind. If there is still some adhesive left over, just take your time and keep pulling until it comes out completely.


Removing a windshield with a fishing line is not only possible but also quite easy if done correctly. All that is required is some patience, some fishing line, and a bit of time to get it done right! With these tools at hand anyone can remove their own windshield without having to hire an expert or go through any other complex procedures.

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Emma Gibson