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+2 windscreen fitters

PostPost by: checkrail » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:21 pm

Hi all, Has anybody used a non-mobile fitter to replace the dreaded bonded screen on a S130.
I understand the problems involved with the plastic trim etc. Spyder have given me a quote, but they are charging so much more for the screen than Sue Miller's whose are Pilkingtons, Spyders are not.

I expect Spyders are the only choice. There labour is 5 hours

Regards John
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PostPost by: grassyknoll » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:15 am

I have seen these guys do some complex work.
They are used by the classic Ferrari specialists.

http://oldschoolwindscreens.co.uk
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PostPost by: jono » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:29 pm

OP - do you not fancy giving it a go?

There's a post on here by Innes who restored a JPS Plus 2 where he provides a very detailed account of the doing the screen, complete with photos. He did a great job and, with all due respect to him, I think he was only in his early twenties! (I say that only because patience seems to be in short supply in the younger generation these days)

Personally I could not resist the challenge!
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PostPost by: checkrail » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:14 pm

That is certainly a non starter for me, I admire a non professional who has the confidence to attempt it.

I the reason for changing is cosmetic ----- the chrome trim.

I am lucky to have three Lotus specialists within reasonable distance. Kelvedon won't do it, suggested normal fitters, SMS actually said use Spyder. Sue Miller said try SMS.

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PostPost by: EPC 394J » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:04 pm

I met this guy when I had a stone chip repaired on my Plus 2. (In order to hopefully prevent me having to disturb my chrome trim surround in the near future!) He has premises in Lincoln, and I thought he was very impressive. Looks like he’s close enough to for you to meet, discuss and make your own assessment??
https://www.lincolnwindscreens.co.uk
I know some ‘high-end’ local car dealers use him, as well as his classic car experience.
Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?

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PostPost by: checkrail » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:40 pm

Thank you so much for that information, i will contact them tomorrow.

Cheers John
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