SS1/SST/Sabre Bonded windscreen

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SS1/SST/Sabre Bonded windscreen

Post by scimjim » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:23 am

I need to replace the SS1 windscreen - does anyone know what it's glued in with or am I best paying a professional?
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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:29 am

Hi Jim

drop me a line and I will sort out the brand and name of the stuff we use plus some guidance if you like.

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Post by mikerf » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:44 am

I'm fairly certain that Sikaflex do a windscreen adhesive.



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Post by mikerf » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:47 am

SikaTack Drive.



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SS1 windscreen

Post by richardvernon » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:09 am

Jim
See link below (a very useful site anyway)

http://www.cbsonline.co.uk/windscreen-b ... -485-p.asp

might be an idea to give them a ring to see if the body primer is suitable for fibreglass - I assume it would be with it being targeted for the kit market.

My own windscreen has started to debond but it appears to be a problem with the glass primer used in the first place( the windscreen is at least the second one on the car). It is something i will be doing myself at some stage and will probably buy a couple of the suction glas holders as well from Machinemart. You will also need to cut a couple of spacers to space out the screen but which can be removed when the sealant is cured in order to allow space for refitment of the winscreen seal/rubbers

I did once quiz the 'experts' Autogl**s who, once they discovered it was for a sportscar doubled their estimated price to £150. This was just after they had just cracked the windscreen on my wife's fiesta for a chip repair that wasnt an MOT failure in the first place...............

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Post by Littlechicken » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:17 am

The 1800 TI screen became unbonded, RAC Autowindscreens re-bonded and fitted a new seal

It cost £100 including the seal



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Post by scimjim » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:52 am

thanks for the quick responses - it looks like Sikaflex are the experts and the new (non-primer) Sika Tack Drive is worth a try.

Next question - where to get it from? is it available retail - eg will the auto factors stock it? I don't think Halford will.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:17 am

BROWN BROTHERS will sell it to you unless you want me to sort something from work per my PM

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Post by steve bryant » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:07 pm

we use sika tack drive with the primer, get yourself some plastic/surgical gloves, sika products can be an absolute so and so to get off your hand



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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:11 pm

steve bryant wrote:we use sika tack drive with the primer, get yourself some plastic/surgical gloves, sika products can be an absolute so and so to get off your hand



AND everything else it comes into contact with :shock: :shock:


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Post by scimjim » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:28 pm

primer-less tech sheet here Steve - http://www.sikaindustry.com/tds-ipd-sik ... agr-us.pdf

I would probably use the primer version on a structural screen but I think I'll risk it with an SS1

I use gloves almost whenever I work on cars - now I work in an office they tend to frown on oil ingrained mitts!


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:02 pm

i use ordinary B&Q exterior silicone on the racer and it wont come out without a knife or house brick...

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Post by philhoward » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:14 pm

Just a thought - as i mentioned, the chap i was told about (who was going to remove the screen I have) charges £25 to remove and refit - he's a one-man-band independant (i.e. not tied to any franchise). Might be worth trying someone local? They have all the kit and you might find yorself having to buy £50's worth of stuff to get the whole lot..


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Post by geoffp67 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:45 pm

As Phil said, try a local independent fitter for cash, you have the added advantage of being able to watch how its done - he will make it look easy, and won't break your screen



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Post by Coco La Blanc » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:13 pm

Jim,
I had to have Samantha's screen removed/refitted as it was not bonded at the bottom of driver's side. The guy came and showed me exactly how and what to do - he made it look very easy and even supplied me with a number of double sided internal mirror fixings - very useful and he left his contact details. I therefore would agree with PhilH and GeoffP.
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