Following a recent thread on fitting windscreens
I hired a pro to do mine and here is a report
charged me $70 Oz shekels to do the job in my driveway in
less than 60mins…( Plumber or Electrician would be 200)
Let me note this a 420G, BUT the procedure shown in the
E-type 3.8 Service Manual is identical. The procedure he
followed was that detailed in the Service Manual, although
he never referred to it
I do not think I could have done this job on my own, or even
with an able assistant.
The fellow did a fantastic job, while I assisted, he needed
tremendous skill and strength in his hands and fingers to
manipulate the glass down into the rubber groove.
used only a hard plastic tool to lever.
He advised the risk of breaking old screens is high and
leverage must only be exerted in a precise way
I would never have wanted, or even been able to, press down
as hard as he did, a martial arts black belt, with huge
arms, he sweated and bled to get this one in.
Once the screen was in, he followed the exact procedure in
the manual of injecting between flange & rubber and glass &
Dow Corning 580 Silicone sealant non-acidic,
does not set fully hard. One tube
looks like a totally waterproof job
I found this guy by asking my mate who is a pro smash repair
owner, he uses him, instead of doing them himself!..dont
get some scmuck from the phone book, make sure they have
years of experience.
my screen seal was a length from Scotts Auto rubber, not an
OEM loop. re-fitting using your existing seal would be much
I cant see how there would be any chance at all of fitting a
new screen that was not very close tolerance to an original–
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