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Bobber123
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28th Nov 10 at 20:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

can a windscreen be fitted by anyone or is it a windscreen specialist only?
i know they are bonded in on a corsa but i dint know what with, and will i be able to get one out of a car at scrappy?
cheers,
Rob.
davieslim
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28th Nov 10 at 20:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive seen them being fitted by bodyshop staff and even people that arent trained to do it, dont know if id ever try it myself
daymoon
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28th Nov 10 at 20:49   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

imho it is not as hard as it is made out to be. taking your time is most important. mask wents etc, clean the surface well, use good bonding stuff etc.
tom130691
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28th Nov 10 at 22:43   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

removing looks harder than fitting
shane 08
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28th Nov 10 at 22:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

use cheese wire to remove.
cut back old bond
prime old bond
clean new glass
prime new glass round the edges
get some tiger bond put round the old bond u primed on the car
stick screen it

oh dont forget to put the rubber trim back around screen

job done mate

[Edited on 28-11-2010 by shane 08]
AndyCorsaSport
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28th Nov 10 at 22:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Removing a screen is rather hard, you need something like a knife or something sharp to cut the glue that its held in with.

Just pay a windscreen person to take it out and put it in.
wwwNOOBcom
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28th Nov 10 at 22:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

For the price and time it would take a pro to do it tho
shane 08
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28th Nov 10 at 22:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you use cheese wire and handels looks harder than it is. i did it for 2 years
Ian
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28th Nov 10 at 22:58   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've done it on a few old shells and normally always scratch the pillars and roof, didn't find it easy at all!
AndyCorsaSport
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But to use a cheese wire you have to cut through the bond in the first place to get the wire though, and chances are, the cheese wire will cut through the seal aswell if you dont know what your doing.
shane 08
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28th Nov 10 at 23:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

true i forgot to say take the seal out first and the cheese wire will push through the bond if u use long nose pliers
Ian W
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28th Nov 10 at 23:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

When I worked in a bodyshop I saw very few come out in one piece.
AndyCorsaSport
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28th Nov 10 at 23:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ian W
When I worked in a bodyshop I saw very few come out in one piece.


Thats Wirral for ya
Ian W
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28th Nov 10 at 23:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by AndyCorsaSport
quote:
Originally posted by Ian W
When I worked in a bodyshop I saw very few come out in one piece.


Thats Wirral for ya


Was Ellesmere Port, if you got your car back in one piece you where doing well tbh
Tomnova16
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28th Nov 10 at 23:26   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I do it all the time. If you're patient you won't break the glass. As said cheese wire is best.


http://www.lemass.co.uk/ for all your automotive/bodyshop needs
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Callum
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29th Nov 10 at 09:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

National Windscreens supplied and fitted a windscreen for 117.50 on my corsa c on friday whereas Autoglass wanted 230!
baza31
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29th Nov 10 at 09:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

done it once on a van, would never do it again, it took me about three hours, took two of us with the wire one inside one outside , then scratched the a pillar , then you have to fuck around getting all old bonding off , cleaning it all etc then new bonding (use sikaflex sikabond if you do decide to do it) just glad it was an old van of mine .

i now pay everytime now, usually cost about 20 to fit on top of screen price, or if they supply the screen its free. Would definatly reccomend avoid doing it yourself
corsav6_mut
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29th Nov 10 at 10:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I fit em for a living I wouldn't advise doin it yourself an definitely wouldn't use tiger seal go speak to a small local company they will probably fit a new corsa screen for about 80 quid or remove and refit for about 40

 
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