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Windscreen Woes UK

PostPost by: jeff jackson » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:55 am

Hi All,
finally resolved the windscreen problem. Just got the Elan back from National Windscreens in Poole today, who did a terrific job. See pics attached. They even put a nice new butyl strip on the inside of the screen, looks really neat now.
One thing to note though, they did have an awful time trying to fit the trim. We got the trim From Paul Matty, but the profile of the trim is curved and the corner pieces are designed to take the original bevel edge profile. This means is does not actually fit that well. Also the trim does not have a deep enough channel for the glass to sit in, when the trim is fitted to the glass it tends to pop out when set into the windscreen aperture. This was overcome by bonding the trim onto the glass before fitting it in.We tried to get some different trim from Sue Miller, but she said she does not supply the trim any longer. Worth noting!

Kind regards
Jeff 72+2 :D
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new trim!
corner trim2.JPG and
Bevelled corner trim finisher with curved trim
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PostPost by: cal44 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:27 pm

Kev,
The fit looks very nice.
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PostPost by: Bud English » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:57 pm

Mike - I bought one in April from Richard at Prosource Glass in Andover, MA. It's an OEM part made by Triplex UK. A little pricy at $355, but perfect. It's the freight that gets you unless he's shipping someone else in your area that needs one as well and can ship both in the crate.


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PostPost by: cal44 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:52 am

thank you Bud. And Triplex to boot.....................damn................ I'll get er' done .

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