thedoctor wrote:The glazing beads clip in and out so you need to push something sharp (chisel or scraper) into the mitred joint and lever gently upward until the corner pops out, You can then remove each bead.
Thank you, yes, that does seem to be the way. My trusty Leatherman came to the rescue.
The next problem is getting new ones in. The reverse is slow and fiddly. I even tried making a tool out of Meccano, something like a blunt pizza cutter to make it easier but it didn't help. I think such a tool would need more refinement than my Heath Robinson-style attempt.
It has been suggested that I grind or drill the corners of the track, feed the new ones in and seal with a drop of silicon or the like. Any better ideas?
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