[ROVERNET - UK] P6B front windscreen removal tips sought
Brian & Lori Nordlund
ble.nordlund at verizon.net
Mon Dec 19 18:50:03 GMT 2005
I did my first removal / reinstallation when I was about 15 years old and
have done a couple since then. I was in a high level of stress each time,
worrying about the cracking potential, but I think all it takes is a little
concern while in the process to improve the odds of success.
The only bit of advice I would have is to not think of the lifting clamps as
needing to hold the windshield in place or compress the rubber so it seals.
By it's design, it seems to seal well with very little pressure. Instead,
think of their job as simply to hold it up, so that the windshield and the
rubber surround are kept from sliding around or popping out of place.
Also, if I remember right, there is a thin piece of rubber or something in
the saddle of each lifting clamp, but I'm not sure if that is original or
not. However, that would help reduce the potential for initiating a crack
from the point of contact.
In my opinion, and at least in my area, there really isn't anyone with
enough experience to address a job like this with any better chance of
success. I have seen some put in by commercial shops where they gob the
rubber up with sealant, which is unnecessary, and just makes the next
removal job a big mess.
Since windshields are getting more rare all the time, I figure this is a job
best left to the person who has enough at stake to ensure it will be done
From: rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com
[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com]On Behalf Of Eric Russell
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 8:13 AM
To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] P6B front windscreen removal tips sought
I have removed many windshields and installed about 3.
My installation success is about 66%. The keys:
*location of the windscreen and rubber assembly in the
channel of the base unit
*the tightening of the 2 "lifting clamps" must be
gentle and equal
*don't tighten the "lifting clamps" too much or you
will develop tension in the glass
I came down to the garage one morning after installing
a glass to find that it had cracked badly.
On the other hand, I installed two others which were
not a problem.
--- Peter Mitchell <peterm at arach.net.au> wrote:
> Hello Netters,
> or should that be 'Ho Ho Ho netters'!
> The ball joints purchased from Scott have now been
> fitted by a Rover
> mechanic friend, and I am now keen to tackle the
> fitting of a new front
> windscreen to my P6B.
> In the opinion of those who have done this job
> before, is the replacement of
> a windscreen a job for a beginner, or should it be
> left to a specialist?
> Kind regards
> Peter Mitchell
> Perth Western Australia
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