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Windscreen fitter recommendation Wirral area?

PostPost by: RichardS » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:53 am

My 47 year old front and rear screen rubbers need replacing.

Not a job I fancy tackling myself so wonder if anyone can recommend someone in the Merseyside/Cheshire/ N Wales area that I can entrust with the job.

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PostPost by: mark030358 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:45 pm

Hi Richard,
I'm in the same boat and was going to use Oakmere (Chris Neils). Where did you source the front screen rubber and how do the lower corners look?

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PostPost by: rcfurse » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:41 pm

There is a father and son team at Automotive Windscreens near Mold that I would recommend. They are actually immediately opposite Padeswood cement plant on the Mold to Chester road. https://automotivewindscreensltd.co.uk/contact/
Steve and Neil but I cannot remember which one is the Dad or Son.
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PostPost by: RichardS » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:59 pm

Thanks Richard, easy drive out to Mold!

Mark - I haven’t got as far as getting the rubbers/inserts yet. Usually try Sue Miller first. We should meet up sometime as a long time since the 2 Lagoon BlueSprints made each other’s aquaintance! Mine is still a lot less shiny than yours!

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PostPost by: mark030358 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:27 pm

Richard,
Bit of an update. Bought a new front screen surround from Paul Matty. The bottom mitre looks pretty much spot on when offered up against the old one. Just got to be brave and get it fitted now...
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PostPost by: RichardS » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:50 pm

mark030358 wrote:Richard,
Bit of an update. Bought a new front screen surround from Paul Matty. The bottom mitre looks pretty much spot on when offered up against the old one. Just got to be brave and get it fitted now...
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:15 pm

Richard,
Just thought I'd post some pics of the PM seal.
Angles look good and it also has the "flap" seal all the way around. Be a few months before fitting due to work.

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ps my son just made consultant anaesthetist :) a long long 15 years of hard graft...
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PostPost by: rcfurse » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:20 pm

What blue is that?
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:05 pm

Lagoon Blue
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:45 am

Question to the experts...
My car never had a "trim finisher" on the chrome windscreen filler strip. Where these ever fitted a la the Triumph screen below, item no. 11??

Just seem a good way of finishing a join.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:38 am

Mark, they are not shown or listed in the parts manual but I think it looks better with them fitted ...........maybe it was one of Chapmans weight saving measures :lol:
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:04 pm

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Appropriate timing, this thread popping up. I need to understand if this can be repaired by an unbiased party.

Any suggestions for kent / Surrey / Sussex areas ?

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PostPost by: mark030358 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:40 pm

Yep Brian, looks better, neater fitting.
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:28 pm

Looks like a large “hole”, have you tried a specialist company. If it can be repaired probably still road legal due to the position.

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