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Does anyone know of a company that can cut laminated, flat car glass, in the Chicago/Northern Illinois area?

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Any glass shop should be able to do it. I just had a new windshield cut for my T-Bucket and the guy who does my Windshield when I need them did it for me.
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Chet. Thanks, but I have called three glass shops where I live in Crystal Lake, Illinois and they said they can't, or don't do it.
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Chet. Thanks, but I have called three glass shops where I live in Crystal Lake, Illinois and they said they can't, or don't do it.
Bummer, i would look around for a small guy who has been in business a while or ask a hot rod shop who they use. There is still a good demand for flat safety glass and not just for automotive use.
I got the 2 pieces of glass for my T-Bucket windshield for 60 bucks installed into the frame. You just need to find the right guy
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Chet. Thanks, but I have called three glass shops where I live in Crystal Lake, Illinois and they said they can't, or don't do it.
Things have changed, they don't have a call for it anymore like years ago. But keep calling and you are bound to get an old dude that still does it. I have a guy here in town that I hadn't used in 30 years I spotted the other day driving the company van, didn't know he was still doing it! He could, but no one else that I know of in town.

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You might just do it yourself, doesn't look that hard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccd-PLyI0ic


If you have to cut a curve to fit the frame I think I would make a hard template out of masonite board or similar. Then just follow the procedure of cutting both sides at the same spot. I think I've also seen vids of people using lighter fluid to melt the plastic after the cuts have been made.
I've thought about trying to cut it myself, as I have a couple of spare pieces. Wonder what type of glass cutter I should buy.
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Just like the ad on TV says "I'm not a security guard, I'm a security monitor", today lots of companies are "glass installers" not "glass cutters". If you do it yourself or find a shop make SURE that the glass is AS1. The real tricky part about cutting it yourself is smoothing the edges. You MUST keep the glass cool with water. Once done, sort of smear on a little transmission fluid to the ground edges, shines them up and looks pro.
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Just like the ad on TV says "I'm not a security guard, I'm a security monitor", today lots of companies are "glass installers" not "glass cutters". If you do it yourself or find a shop make SURE that the glass is AS1. The real tricky part about cutting it yourself is smoothing the edges. You MUST keep the glass cool with water. Once done, sort of smear on a little transmission fluid to the ground edges, shines them up and looks pro.
What kind of cutting tool do you recommend?
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Any good glass cutter should work just fine. I recommend kerosene as a cutting fluid. Once you have scored both sides the glass should break along that (those) lines. Then just squirt lighter fluid on the crack, light it and use a razor blade to cut the plastic. Green (new) glass will cut much better than old stuff.
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