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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:45 pm 
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I took a stone hit on my windscreen last week, and the screen is to be replaced next week.
National Windscreens are coming to my house at the end of the week to fit a new screen.

I'd like to remove the old broken screen in advance of the windscreen man coming, so that I have time to check for corrosion around the hidden parts of the body, around the windscreen, and fix as necessary.

I've had, in the past, had a lot of hassle to get the screen to seal, ie I have pumped a lot of windscreen sealant into the rubber to body, and rubber to glass, around the screen. I'm thinking this might make it hard to get the old screen out.

What exactly is the technique to get the screen out? Start pushing at the corners? Given that the screen is already broken, take a rubber mallet to it?
Any thoughts appreciated.

Andy


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:15 pm 
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Car Models: 1992 900i, 1984 T16S “Snufkin”
As the screen is broken, push it out from the inside. Blanket/towels on the bonnet. If you want to take it out in one piece I get the trim pieces out, then pry with fingers from the inside. As you have lots of sealant I am going to suggest the former.
And don’t use sealant with the new screen. (Maybe a little bit on the top roof edge). I’ve never had a problem taking out/putting back in 900 windscreens....


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:53 pm 
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Dr Rock.
Thanks for input.
I really had no choice but pump sealant in, because the water ingression was quite serious after I had a new screen fitted, just after I bought the car 2013.
In 2016 the car was re-sprayed and the paint shop couldn't get the screen out without breaking it. So, another new screen, (Which they paid for). Again, leaked like a sieve, so I took it back, and they pumped sealant into the body/rubber seal interface. It still dripped a little bit, so I put more sealant in. Then it was fine, and has been, since then.
900 screens, might just fit better, I don't know, but there was no way to get this 96 screen to seal, without sealant.

One trick one person told me, was to smear a lot of vaseline around the windscreen edge, prior to fitting screen.

Thanks again for input.

Andy


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:29 pm 
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If it's not a 900, then I have no idea :roll:
Good luck!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:35 pm 
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Dr Rock.
Sorry, I didn't say it was a 96. I posted first on the SAAB-V4 site, (where it's not necessary to specify that it's a 96), and then simply cut and pasted it here....

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:16 am 
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Andy,

That's why we ask for the following info to be included in thread titles :wink:

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Not a problem when posting on a one model forum, but on a multi model forum it helps :D

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:06 pm 
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Aye, I'm sorry, it just seemed simpler to do a cut and paste.
Will be more careful in future.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:28 pm 
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The screen came out quite easily in the end.
Ran a plastic spatula round the edges to break the seal.
Me and my mate sat on the seats, feet against the screen and out it popped!
Fortunately I'd laid a duvet and old carpets on the bonnet.
Glad I got the screen out in advance. I found a wee bit of corrosion along the bottom, left hand corner, that I was able to treat and paint.

Laugh was the National Windscreens came the next day. Young lad who unfortunately had never fitted an old rubber seal screen. He gave it a go, but gave up.
An "older chap" is coming Monday 4th November!


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