Manufacturers are always looking for ways to save money when building cars, and what better way to save money than to leave the molding off of the glass. They give no thought to the problems this will create for the glass technician. A small scratch that would not be a problem with a molding to hide it now becomes a huge problem with the exposed area because the paint must be matched to the car. With the Exposed Pinchweld Removal Blades, the problems associated with this method of installation are now solved. UltraWiz® has developed these blades, which have a smooth plastic coating on the back, so if the blade touches the paint, it will not be damaged. The coating is very tough and will not easily rub off. The blade is based on the UltraWiz® UltraThin blade, so it is one of the thinnest blades in the industry. All blades will have a small amount of coating on the inside of the shank, but it will be kept as thin as possible to keep from increasing the blade thickness. This is critical due to the limited clearance that is available in many vehicles, especially in the corners. Also, the tip or cutting edge is not coated. Any coating on the cutting edge would reduce its sharpness, increasing the resistance during cutting, and thereby increasing the chance of blade failure.