Date: 27 Nov 2001 02:00:00 -0800
From: johsnopsamanytime.co.uk (Johannes H Andersen)
Subject: Re: Saab 900 Windscreen, info wanted please


"J.L.E" <newsnopsamts.fsnet.co.unitedkingdom> wrote in message news:<9tu9ch$qku$4nopsam7.svr.pol.co.uk>... > Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamanytime.co.uk> wrote in message > news:1ec6845d.0111260102.6919aff0nopsaming.google.com... > > Paul Hutchings <paul.hutchingsnopsamnetNOSPAM> wrote in message > news:<Xns9162B0BE2F9C6paulhutchingsgmxnetnopsam126.101.100>... > > > Auto Windscreens are fitting a new windscreen to my 1995 Saab 900 > (new > > > shape) on Monday. > > > > > > Assuming the guy who fits it is half decent does anyone know of > any points > > > I should check when he's finished - there appears to be a lot of > plastic > > > and rubber mouldings surrounding the screen and I'm a little > paranoid as to > > > his chances of taking it all off and putting it back on correctly, > and > > > intact. > > > > > > > Don't drive to car for the first 24 hours after fitting. Or drive it > > gently home if neccesary and leave it for 24 hours. The compound is > > very soft when applied and the windscreen can even fly off at heavy > > braking. > > No the compound is 'safe' after about an hour [1], what you must not > allow is the inside of the car to 'pressurise, leave a window open > when you close any of the car doors for about six hours or so (and I > would advise keeping clear of pot holes, so not allowing the shell to > twist to much) but normal driving should be OK. > > [1] the windscreen fitter will (should) advise on this. Hm, difficult to drive without the odd bump and shake of the car. I found that the compound was still soft several hours after of the fitting. Hence, I left my car parked for the day, it did no harm. Johannes

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