Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 10:02:40 -0000
From: "red-squirrel" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 900 Windscreen, info wanted please

Johannes H Andersen <> wrote in message > 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. They either fit windscreen on the road or at workshop. I took > my car to the fitting workshop since I guessed that they would have > more skills and tools available, and be less in a hurry. In general, > you shouldn't worry too much provided that a reasonable experienced > operator does the job. Windscreen replacement is a very common event. > > Johannes 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. -- Ian Substitute red-squirrel for NOSPAM to reply

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