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I am replacing a windshield in this make. This will be my first. The setup on this one is unlike what we usually see. Anyone out there have any advice on replacing the windshield on this as well as attaching the molding to the glass. Just trying to do it right. Thank you
 

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There's a guide on www.900aero.com in the DIY section called Windscreen. When mine was done by the insurance company, the one thing the guys had to check was that they had the right tool - this was a kind of diamond-shaped awl to get the rubber seal back in when reinstalling. They said a screwdriver would do instead but took longer.

Edit - just realised it's a convertible. They may be different - hopefully one of the 'vert owners on here will confirm.
 

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anybody know how mucha new windscreen seal runs?
 

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The 'vent screen is different. It's bonded rather than sitting in rubber. I had mine replaced by a professional, EUR250 ($300).

The rubber trim comes off carefully. The metal trim around the glass must wait until the glass is off the car before removing. It's likely to bend irreparably so a decent amount of care is needed here. The glass is separated from the frame by cutting with a suitable blade. You'll need to get down behind the dash top edge and so on. It's do-able without disturbing anything, possibly using one of those retractable-snap-off-a-bit-of-blade-for-a-sharp-edge knives. Once off, the old glue needs to be cleaned off the frame (dunno what you need for that but a blade is certainly useful).

To fit the new screen, you first fit the metal trim to the glass, then you apply the uerathane windscreen adhesive to the frame, then you and your helper lift the glass into place and you have about 2 minutes to get it correctly set. Apparently there's two spacer pieces that sit a t the bottom of the glass (nicely out of sight of course) to hold it up just so. Tape the screen to the top of the frame. Refit the rubber trim and leave the lot for 4-hours before driving...

If none of this makes sense to you, you might be better leaving it to a professional. For the $50 extra, you get a warranty and such, particularly since it contributes about 40% extra strength to the frame and so constitutes extra rollover protection...
 

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So the metal trim remains on the glass until after the glass has been removed from the car. It has to be placed back on the glass prior to installation. Am I followiing you? Also, how is the soft rubber molding applied? Is it a separate piece from the metal trim or is all one piece? Thanks
 

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Metal trim goes on the glass, then glass on the car. The soft rubber bit pushes into a groove in the metal trim. Try pulling up a corner to see...
 

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Thanks, you'e been very helpful. I think I have a better idea of how this installation will work. I will cut out the glass, remove trim and save if possible. Clean pinchweld, place trim back on glass and install glass and finally install rubber portion onto/into trim.
 
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