New screen!

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New screen!

Post by MTXM » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:03 pm

Just to give reassurance that replacement windscreens can be obtained here are some photos of one going onto my 1990 12v auto earlier today. I had not planned to change the screen but then there was an argument with a windsurfing board! Fortunately the existing was not original and suffering some de-lamination with wiper scoring. I managed not to damage any trim and the replacement looks very smart. Regards, Matthew T.
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1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: New screen!

Post by MTXM » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:06 pm

Unfortunately as for other recent posts I cannot add any photos - is there a problem with the site? Regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: New screen!

Post by White Exec » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:11 pm

I have PM'd Ciaran, but no reply yet.
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Re: New screen!

Post by Dieselman » Tue May 01, 2018 11:52 am

Last year I had a new screen fitted in the Cobalt car. No delay in obtaining one.
1992 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
1992 2.1SD M.RP 5685 in ENT Blue Sideral
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1990 2.1SD M.RP 5049 in EJV Mandarin
1992 2.1SD A.RP 5698 in EJV Mandarin
1994 2.1SD A.RP 6218 in ERT Triton Green
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Re: New screen!

Post by russ92xmsed » Tue May 01, 2018 12:24 pm

That's excellent news. What about the fine rubber trim at the top of the screen. Did this come off easily Matthew?
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Re: New screen!

Post by Siegried » Tue May 01, 2018 1:28 pm

In my limited experience, the fine rubber trim is quite durable, Russ. I've never heard of issues regarding that.

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Re: New screen!

Post by xmexclusive » Tue May 01, 2018 2:49 pm

XM Car top trims are narrow and easily recovered.
A universal Transit profile kept in the van by most screen fitters is an ideal replacement if needed.
XM Estate top trims are a totally different ball game.
The top trim is wide, metal reinforced, hooked on a continuous metal strip and rolls up like a spiral as you ease it away.

With all of this it is usually replacing the second screen onwards that the trouble comes.
The factory screens are very accurately glued with no overspill.
Trim clips are perfect and complete.
Second fit on the glue can often go way under the trim as well as fixing the glass.
Some fitters even glue the trim down because it is difficult to refix.

I now only use fitters that let me watch and talk me through what they are going to do.
I then retrim.

Glass availability can be a problem.
Most that is now obtained is searched out old stock which will not be reordered.

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Re: New screen!

Post by MTXM » Tue May 01, 2018 8:45 pm

According to my Fitter there were only about five XM screens currently in the UK with his Supplier, which is the largest in the business and linked to Autoglass - get them while you can! It is necessary to exercise care with the top trim Russ but in this case fortunately it came off unscathed! With regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: New screen!

Post by Dieselman » Wed May 02, 2018 12:05 pm

At 5 screens currently available int he UK and 280 cars, that's a pretty good ratio.
I can't see demand being more than 5 per quarter.
1992 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
1992 2.1SD M.RP 5685 in ENT Blue Sideral
Previous:
1990 2.1SD M.RP 5049 in EJV Mandarin
1992 2.1SD A.RP 5698 in EJV Mandarin
1994 2.1SD A.RP 6218 in ERT Triton Green
1991 2.0SI M.RP 5187 in EWT White

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Re: New screen!

Post by DK5 » Sun May 13, 2018 8:05 am

Windscreen for auction sale ebay, .99p starting price.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142786607174 ... 1558.l2649" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This screen sold for £1.04 but it needed a trip to Brighton to collect it.

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