HB REAR SCREEN RUBBER

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Re: HB REAR SCREEN RUBBER

Postby 1972nail » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:37 am

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Re: HB REAR SCREEN RUBBER

Postby Johnboy HB » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:34 pm

Good advice there, still pretty much a novice myself when it comes to removing/replacing windscreens, but if you take your time there's no reason why you can't do it yourself, watch a few different you tube videos of how to do this, or any other job your contemplating to show you how others do it, that should help you decide whether it's a job for you, or a professional, don't use washing up liquid as a lubricant, it has a very high salt content, better to use car shampoo
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Re: HB REAR SCREEN RUBBER

Postby 1972nail » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:27 pm

It's not as difficult as you think with a toughened screen. They can take a fair bit of twisting, bending, pushing and shoving. Laminated ones are the tricky ones. I have no fear of toughened screens but I've always left laminated ones to the pros.

You can always do what I did, called out Autoglass to fix a chip or two on my daily driver on the insurance and then asked the guys to fit the new tint top laminated screen I had bought to my Firenza as a cash in hand job...£20 and 20 minutes later and it was done and 3 chips fixed on my main car.
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Re: HB REAR SCREEN RUBBER

Postby Johnboy HB » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:36 pm

I've heard the same about laminated, very easy to crack, the toughened screens seem to take a fair amount of abuse, tried to break one in my youth by jumping on & twisting & it surprised me how resilient it was
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Re: HB REAR SCREEN RUBBER

Postby Colin » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:13 am

Not having been out to my garage for a day or two (it's a couple of miles away) I'm guessing the screen will be identified as laminated or toughened at the 'kite mark' etching in the corner?

I found these American instruction videos on YouTube - which seem to broadly echo Mitch's description of how to go about this process.

Short video -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvcJ_lU_VpQ

Longer video -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOXTbtjq_mc

(I'm guessing we would fit the Mylar plastic chrome effect screen trim in our cars after fitting the screen)

Thanks for your helpful advice chaps. I'm feeling a bit more confident about this now - particularly if my HB screens are toughened glass rather than laminated.
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Re: HB REAR SCREEN RUBBER

Postby 1972nail » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:26 am

Yes, Laminated or Toughened will be printed on the screen. ALL rear and side screens will be toughened and the majority of front screens too.
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