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Post by samleeds on Tue May 09, 2017 10:38 pm

I seem to have discovered an alien in my vans windows between the panes. How can i get the little * Inappropriate Word * out, any ideas. Looks like it gor in through the breather hole and died trying to get out.

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Post by daisy mae on Tue May 09, 2017 10:59 pm

Vacuum cleaner with a very small nozzle, held over the breather hole, sorry couldn`t think of anything better.
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Post by samleeds on Tue May 09, 2017 11:31 pm

daisy mae wrote:Vacuum cleaner with a very small nozzle, held over the breather hole, sorry couldn`t think of anything better.
Tried that but its up the opposite end, lol

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Post by Heanorboy on Tue May 09, 2017 11:32 pm

The Breather hole should have a small plug in it otherwise insects will always find their way in and not be able to get out.
The only way I found was to take the window off the van so that you can turn it over so that the holes are then at the bottom and the bodies will fall to near the holes then using a straw or thin plastic pipe either suck the little bs out or use the vac. would definitely take a trip down to local caravan/motorhome dealer and get a supply of little plugs to stop any more getting in

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Post by inspiredron on Wed May 10, 2017 12:32 am

I once saw a wasp go into that little hole and die from heat exhaustion.  I even tried to coax it out with jam around the hole. I tapped and jiggled until it got near the hole, then used garden wire to pull it closer and then fine tweezers. Left the odd leg behind though!

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Post by samleeds on Wed May 10, 2017 7:38 am

I didnt know the windows came out. I guess they lift up and over the lip. Ill try that today. Thanks all.

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Post by Paramedic on Wed May 10, 2017 7:59 am

Any retrieval via the 'fishing method' could take an age or frustratingly prove impossible after a lot of effort. May I suggest you carefully drill a hole of the same size near the spider for easy removal (as inspiredron suggests) with thin garden wire or similar. The drilled hole of the same size can be successfully closed with the plug obtained from a retailer. Regards

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Post by bikeralw on Wed May 10, 2017 9:06 am

The windows come out very easily. On most it's just a case of taking out the screws on the stays and lifting the window till it hooks out. I removed all mine to fit tinted film a few years ago.
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Post by inspiredron on Wed May 10, 2017 10:53 pm

I found it impossible to buy the plugs and used a piece of sellotape.

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Post by groundhog on Thu May 11, 2017 10:30 am

How about one of those spray air cleaners used for computer keyboards and likewise, they have a tiny nozzle you may be able to blow the debris near the hole to remove it?
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