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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by ScimmyMike » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:55 pm

philhoward wrote:I remember being repeatedly being told the need to seal the edges of the screen when collecting one.
Does make one wonder if it's so important why it isn't already done in some manner :?


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by toomanysabres » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:07 pm

Autoglass fitted my coupe heated screen. He mastic gunned the rubber inside and outside after it was in the car. I hope that is all that's needed.


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by philhoward » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:49 pm

ScimmyMike wrote:
philhoward wrote:I remember being repeatedly being told the need to seal the edges of the screen when collecting one.
Does make one wonder if it's so important why it isn't already done in some manner :?
Indeed...


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by toomanysabres » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:08 pm

By sealing exactly what is meant? Mastic inside & out as mine was done or a separate procedure with what product?


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by willholderogri » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:43 pm

the fella that did mine has been doing cars for years inc classics the sealer was applied before the screen was in and is leak free (been through a few torrential downpours since and no leaks


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by toomanysabres » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:57 pm

So not a special sealer just the normal mastic stuff before inserting the locking strip then.


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by philhoward » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:20 pm

For SS screens, a coat of the primer as used on bonded screens is apparently sufficient.


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by willholderogri » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:16 pm

I believe it was just mastic


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by Old and Slow » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:20 pm

Hi Tony & Jackie,
Perhaps this bit of the thread ought to be in the Sabre section, but, I've looked at the Baines website as per your advice above, and IRS 0708EP is piping to fit between panels. Please can you check and see what part number I need to look at for front windscreen surrounds, thanks.
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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by heathsabre » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:58 pm

Hi Philip

Oops! I gave the wrong reference number in my earlier post. IRS 0708EP is actually the section I used to seal the convertible's windscreen frame to the body. The correct reference for the windscreen seal is IRS 0770 W/S plus PT 02 for the chrome effect insert. Sorry for the confusion.


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by Old and Slow » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:15 am

Hi Tony,
Thanks for the rapid response; greatly appreciated.
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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by gordini5 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:21 pm

scimjim wrote:It's a 5a, so rubber on the car then screen in.
Sorry for hi-jacking this thread but I've got help to fit the 5a heated screen this Thursday and am I understanding correctly that the seal should be first fitted to the body then the new screen slotted in to the seal (with sealant in groove first)?

Is there usually any need to use sealant between seal and body?



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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by toomanysabres » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:30 pm

In theory no BUT Autoglass did my Coupe (same window) as it was an insurance claim due to a crack across the lower corner in the plain laminated one. They injected a copious amount of the non setting type gooey sealant into both grooves after fitting. Cleaning up all that squeezed out after fitting the locking strip.
If you put sealant into the goove before the glass is in you will have an almighty mess all over the place.


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by scimjim » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:15 pm

Yes and yes (always use sealant between seal and body on a GRP car).


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Re: heated windscreen fitting

Post by gordini5 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:57 pm

Okay, thanks - glad I asked



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