Date: 26 Nov 2001 06:46:38 -0800
From: johsnopsamanytime.co.uk (Johannes H Andersen)
Subject: Re: Saab 900 Windscreen, info wanted please


"red-squirrel" <red-squirrelnopsamorld.com> wrote in message > > Make sure that the guy who does the work, doesn't use a screwdriver blade > or similar metal implement to scrape off the old glue. I complained > vociferously to the berk who was changing my windscreen at the time for > using one, pointing out that he was damaging the underlying paint. He > said it was OK because he would re-paint (which he did) prior to fitting > the new screen, and in any case, the entire car was galvanised. > > Eighteen months later, one lower corner had started rusting and there was > water ingress when it rained. > > Screen had to come out again and the whole area properly repaired and > re-painted - very expensive. Good grief! Yes, windscreen replacement is not exactly DIY, some good workmanship is required. When I called up my insurance, I insisted on AutoGlass since they are well established and I have used them previously.

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