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heated windscreen fitting

Post by willholderogri » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:37 pm

can anyone who has bought a new heated front screen recommend a good fitter in the chippenham Bristol bath area I don't want to do it myself I also have anew rubber and fillet (so im after someone who will fit my supplied screen and rubber)
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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by willholderogri » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:26 pm

ok what have other purchasers of new heated windscreens done (ie yourself or specialist fitter if so what company )


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by greeny » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:47 pm

I paid to have them fitted in the C and the coupe and will connect them myself. My fitter is no help as I am up norf!


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by DARK STAR » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:05 pm

Not done it on a Scimitar but when I replaced the screen on my Marcos I just went to my local WindscreensRus or whatever they are called nowadays ... if they break it they pay for it.
I did much the same for the exhaust, but that was supplied and fitted - and guaranteed unconditionally by KwikFit (I think) who soon got tired of me knocking it off on the slightest bump.


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by toomanysabres » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:14 pm

If its an SE6 or later make sure they understand the sequence of rubber onto the glass then the stainless trim THEN into the car with the string method and if they they think they know better than you or the manual send them away.


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by scimjim » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:07 am

It's a 5a, so rubber on the car then screen in.


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by toomanysabres » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:15 am

Good, that will be more normal/safer for a windscreen gorilla.


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by Old and Slow » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:55 pm

Hope all went well with the screen fitting; my question is - as you fitted a new rubber seal and they are available in different sizes what size slot did you choose to take the thickness of the fibreglass? (I'm assuming the 5A 'glass is the same thickness as my Sabre Six).


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by heathsabre » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:26 pm

For our Sabre Six I obtained the rubber seal from COH-Baines (http://www.coh-baines.co.uk), their ref: IRS0708EP. I got a local recommended mobile fitter to install the screen. Toomanysabres has also used this seal on his Sabre Six with success.


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by toomanysabres » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:40 pm

heathsabre wrote:For our Sabre Six I obtained the rubber seal from COH-Baines (http://www.coh-baines.co.uk), their ref: IRS0708EP. I got a local recommended mobile fitter to install the screen. Toomanysabres has also used this seal on his Sabre Six with success.
And for the heated one in the Coupe. Autoglass sent their best man in old style fitting


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by willholderogri » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:12 pm

I eventually had a man from westbury fit mine he did a fantastic job in about 20 mins cost £50


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by ScimmyMike » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:19 am

Important thing is no matter who fits your screen is to ensure that they put a sealant into the seal before fitting the glass to ensure the guarantee is maintained on the electrics side of things, the muppet who fitted mine said it wouldn't need it so me being non the wiser at the time let him do it, now I've a screen I can't connect until I have it removed, properly dried and refitted oops.
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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by Corky » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:19 am

ScimmyMike wrote:Important thins no matter who fits your screen is to ensure that they put a sealant into the seal before fitting the glass to ensure the guarantee is maintained on the electrics side of things, the muppet who fitted mine said it wouldn't need it so me being non the wiser at the time let him do it, now I've a screen I can't connect until I have it removed, properly dried and refitted oops.
Have a look at Ricky Evans Motorsport web site as well, it's all on there including wiring diagrams should you require them
Go around the screen with Captain Tolley's Creapin' Crack Cure. It'll seal it in situ'. Ask me how I know :oops:


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by ScimmyMike » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:31 pm

Corky wrote:
ScimmyMike wrote:Important thins no matter who fits your screen is to ensure that they put a sealant into the seal before fitting the glass to ensure the guarantee is maintained on the electrics side of things, the muppet who fitted mine said it wouldn't need it so me being non the wiser at the time let him do it, now I've a screen I can't connect until I have it removed, properly dried and refitted oops.
Have a look at Ricky Evans Motorsport web site as well, it's all on there including wiring diagrams should you require them
Go around the screen with Captain Tolley's Creapin' Crack Cure. It'll seal it in situ'. Ask me how I know :oops:
Been there, done that, got the tee shirt and it still leaks :cry:


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by philhoward » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:42 pm

I remember being repeatedly being told the need to seal the edges of the screen when collecting one.


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