splitscreen fitting

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splitscreen fitting

Postby alexandermclaren » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:44 pm

Seen lots of fitting advice whats the voter opinion on the best
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Keith
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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby Keith » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:35 pm

Johnno's method gets my vote, unfortunately the images didn't survive the migration to the new site, best PM him.

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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby RobThomas » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:06 am

I was expecting a nightmare when it came to fitting the Lowlight screen to our Tourer. In fact, it took under an hour to do the lot, all by myself.

I think the best tips are to apply red rubber grease to the seal where it meets the glass, fit the rubber to the body, lay the glass in place, use plastic coated washing line (greased) to pop the lip over the glass and don't be tempted to use any undue force on the chrome strip as it easily deforms. Against the advice of the manual, I didn't insert the centre strip until after getting the glass in. The lube permitted me to force the glass apart enough to get the strip in later

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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby RobThomas » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:53 pm

The factory video from Molenaar shows the whole window/seal/chrome assembly all built up and just fitted in one go by 2 blokes. Maybe the seals were warmed up first? Don't use hot water or Fairy Liquid, just a warm room (In Ailsa Craig???) or maybe a hair dryer?

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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby smithskids » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:58 pm

Yes, I just had another look at the molinaar video and they didn't even appear to have a string inserted first, just a rubber hammer!! :o


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