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Post by ard126k » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:52 pm

I'm toiling to refit the windscreen to the GTC. I've done a couple of SE5 ones in the past but the C item seems to be another kettle of fish.

The rubber is the type with a narrow plastic infill strip, not the wide stainless type like a 6a. The trouble is that when I start pulling the string around to draw the lip over the body, the screen moves sideways and then the other side won't fit. Is there a particular place to start the process, or can anyone suggest a way to hold the screen where it should be?

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Post by scimjim » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:57 pm

You have the wrong seal.

If you want to fit the 5 type, you need to put the seal on the body, then feed the screen into the seal before fitting the filler strip.


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Post by ard126k » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:16 pm

Well the car arrived with the narrow-strip type, although that may have been a replaced screen in the past. Nigel at QRG seemed pretty sure that the GTC and Middlebridge had the narrow strip too. But I must agree that most images on't Web show the 6 type! Aargh! I'll have a go at the seal-first method, can't be any harder!


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Post by scimjim » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:40 am

Looking at a pic here and it looks like an infill type - I thought they had the same seal 6 on?


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Post by ard126k » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:54 pm

I've a Middlebridge brochure that shows the infill type. All I can think is that either the car's had a replacement screen - fitters used to have a habit of using 'universal' rubbers if they didn't have the correct item! Or else Reliant ran out of the broad-strip type?
Haven't had a chance to try fitting the screen again yet, but I will!


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Post by ard126k » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:47 pm

Finally got the blessed thing in today :D I've had several tries with both methods, finally the rubber-on-screen and pull-the-string one worked. This was undoubtedly the toughest screen I've had to do. I'll be avoiding gravel-filled lorries from now on!


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