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Old 4th January 2019, 20:32   #1
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Does anyone have a windscreen for a Saxo that they are breaking? If anyone has a saxo they are breaking I could come and help you take it out, but can't pay if it cracks when taking it out.

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Old 6th January 2019, 12:41   #2
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Old 6th January 2019, 18:54   #3
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No idea what you are going on about. I am not paying anywhere to fit a windscreen as it's not worth it. If I can't get a cheap windscreen I will scrap the car.
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No idea what you are going on about. I am not paying anywhere to fit a windscreen as it's not worth it. If I can't get a cheap windscreen I will scrap the car.
So youíre willing to have a go at stripping one out but if you break it you donít care?

£75 to buy new is it really worth the hassle?
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No idea what you are going on about. I am not paying anywhere to fit a windscreen as it's not worth it. If I can't get a cheap windscreen I will scrap the car.
It's not as simple as you think fitting a windscreen,but we'll let you find out.
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Old 11th January 2019, 18:15   #6
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It's not as simple as you think fitting a windscreen,but we'll let you find out.
I disagree, it is a simple job fitting it. I have done it with quite a few 4x4 vehicles over the years. Last one I did was a 1998 SSangyoung Korando. If you can run a decent bead round your bath, you can fit a windscreen. The challenge is cutting the old one out without breaking it. I have about a 50% success rate. With 2 people it is much easier to get it out without breaking it. As it's hit and miss whether it comes out in one piece, I am not willing to pay if it breaks.
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Old 11th January 2019, 18:18   #7
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£75 to buy new is it really worth the hassle?
If I can get one out in one piece it is worth the hassle. Done quite a few over the years on 4x4 vehicles. And no, it's not worth £75. The car is barely worth that. If I can't find a windscreen in the next couple of weeks the car will be scrapped. I need the space here.
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Old 11th January 2019, 18:28   #8
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I disagree, it is a simple job fitting it. I have done it with quite a few 4x4 vehicles over the years. Last one I did was a 1998 SSangyoung Korando. If you can run a decent bead round your bath, you can fit a windscreen. The challenge is cutting the old one out without breaking it. I have about a 50% success rate. With 2 people it is much easier to get it out without breaking it. As it's hit and miss whether it comes out in one piece, I am not willing to pay if it breaks.
This made me laugh, do you realise the forces that go through a windscreen in a crash never mind a object to glass impact. The windscreen isnít bonded in just for a laugh itís bonded using primer and a structural sealer. No itís not simple and the fact you said it is basically says it all. If the car isnít worth £75 just get rid itís another hazard taken off the road .
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This made me laugh, do you realise the forces that go through a windscreen in a crash never mind a object to glass impact. The windscreen isnít bonded in just for a laugh itís bonded using primer and a structural sealer. No itís not simple and the fact you said it is basically says it all. If the car isnít worth £75 just get rid itís another hazard taken off the road .

Your quote also made me laugh. All the windscreens I have replaced in my 4x4 vehicles have stood up to years of abuse on green lanes etc. Nothing has fallen out yet!

Sorry it's not rocket science! I have fitted all my screens with this (it does use a primer):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WINDSCREE...frcectupt=true

It costs £13.99 and is decent stuff.

I am sorry, but I am missing the rocket science part. Maybe I need to go and go a PHD in windscreen fitting? If you think what I am doing is extremely dangerous, I think it's best you don't go out the house alone.
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Old 12th January 2019, 13:14   #10
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Your quote also made me laugh. All the windscreens I have replaced in my 4x4 vehicles have stood up to years of abuse on green lanes etc. Nothing has fallen out yet!

Sorry it's not rocket science! I have fitted all my screens with this (it does use a primer):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WINDSCREE...frcectupt=true

It costs £13.99 and is decent stuff.

I am sorry, but I am missing the rocket science part. Maybe I need to go and go a PHD in windscreen fitting? If you think what I am doing is extremely dangerous, I think it's best you don't go out the house alone.
Seems to me we have caught one. Donít be a knob head all your life
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Old 12th January 2019, 13:18   #11
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Seems to me we have caught one. Donít be a knob head all your life

I think it's you who are being a knob head. I asked if anyone had a windscreen, and you came out with a load of patronising crap.
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I think it's you who are being a knob head. I asked if anyone had a windscreen, and you came out with a load of patronising crap.
You also didnít follow forum rules you posted in the wrong section. That sir makes you a knob head.
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You also didnít follow forum rules you posted in the wrong section. That sir makes you a knob head.
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I wonder if your insurance company know,your windscreen has been fitted by a DIY bodger?
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I wonder if your insurance company know,your windscreen has been fitted by a DIY bodger?
Never bothered with insurance in my life.
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Old 18th January 2019, 14:08   #16
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not sure if you going to be back, but the place you are likely to break them on removal is along the roof line there are two small standoffs pressed in to the roof panel about 80cm apart, i used one of the blade style removal tools and hit the standoff pushed the tool up and cracked the screen( was already damaged but this split it in two )

Also there are two plastic clips that set the height of the windscreen at the bottom but you will see these with the wiper panel removed, i think you would have a good chance of removal with the abrasive wire cutting tool.

once you have cut three sides out you can tilt the screen and access the last part with a stanley knife.
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Never bothered with insurance in my life.
Time to stop giving any help or advice to that person. Seems like the car without a windscreen is worth scrap anyway.
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Old 8th February 2019, 15:36   #18
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not sure if you going to be back, but the place you are likely to break them on removal is along the roof line there are two small standoffs pressed in to the roof panel about 80cm apart, i used one of the blade style removal tools and hit the standoff pushed the tool up and cracked the screen( was already damaged but this split it in two )

Also there are two plastic clips that set the height of the windscreen at the bottom but you will see these with the wiper panel removed, i think you would have a good chance of removal with the abrasive wire cutting tool.

once you have cut three sides out you can tilt the screen and access the last part with a stanley knife.

I appreciate your reply, as everyone else has been a complete prick, especially bedford126 and Stevo67.

I managed to find a car with a screen on Monday at a local scrap yard and cut it out. It all came out in one piece without a crack.

This is my workflow - I made a hole with a thin knife at each corner and threaded cutting wire through. Some time ago I drilled a hole through the knife blade so it grips the wire to push it through. I then did all the corners with the wire by hand (a few inches around). Once the corners were done, I then used my MILWAUKEE C12MT multi tool with a Fein cutting blade to do the straights. The bottom of the screen is quite thick with polyurethane, but the multi tools cuts 95% of it. The rest was easily cut with a stanley blade, as all other sides were cut.

Actually it was a really easy job. The Fein multi tools is super fast on the straights. The whole screen took me no more than 45 minutes. It would be possible to do it a lot quicker, but I wanted to be super careful to make sure I did not crack it.

I repeat, it's not rocket science, and anyone who thinks otherwise should not leave the house alone.

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Haha complete prick am I ?Well at least i'm useful mongtard.
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throw up some pics when you get round to installing the screen. My Vts is sitting in my garage screenless and its one of few jobs left to do before i put it in for a mot
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