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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 21st May 2014, 15:14
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Default fitting the windscreen

Hi,

I noticed my windscreen was vibrating slightly when the car was ticking over.

I took off the surround to find what looks like bathroom sealant had gone hard and was not sticking to either the windscreen or the roll bar. (fitted by Marlin !). On the plus side it made it very easy to remove.

What have you guys used to stick in the windscreen with and is there anything to be careful of or do you just fill the gap between the screen and roll bar ?

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You can use tiger seal. But word of warning. Is a sod to get off if the screen needs replacing.

We used black silicon sealant and has stuck ok
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Default Use a Professional !

I have to say I used a local professional to fit my screen, he happens to be a friend as well as a screen fitter so was encouraged into assisting or more to the point doing the job with me assisting.

He used a professional adhesive and used an air powered gun to apply a consistent bead of adhesive with the classic 20mm high inverted 'V' shape to ensure a complete seal, all the way round the glass seal.

He also use hard rubber spacers to ensure there was a minimum amount of sealant where the glass weight is applied to the frame.

Holding the glass to position it in the right place is also tricky without the vac pad holders/handles.

Its a one hit fit! there is no easy second chance.

Remember the face of the sealant between the dashboard and the inside of the window is a visible face and needs to be 'smart' and 'clean' as you cannot get in the gap to smear it flat and smooth and clean up afterwards as the gap is too small. The outside face can be bladed off for a clean finish as its accessible afterwards.

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My recommendation is get it done professionally as you have to live with it for a long time afterwards if its wrong or a tatty finish.



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