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#1 Bigt

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 01:25 PM

So just trying to fathom out from some older posts, if I have my windscreen replaced will it come with a new surround?

 

My windscreen is in ok shape and blessed with a heated one, although a little electrical investigation is required to get it working properly, however my surround looks terrible and really lets the car down. Just considering replacing the whole shooting match but clearly I want a new surround as well as a windscreen.

 

Are there specialist suppliers for the windscreen in the VX?

 

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 01:31 PM

You cannot (easily) remove the surround from the screen.
The electric screens are nonOEM screens.

If you get a new screen now, I don't think you can get one with a silver surround any more. I think only the Black Lotus style.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 01:47 PM

Ok thats really useful thank you, so if I was to contact Auto Glass they would provide a non-heated, black surround screen as a replacement? 

 

The company/ies that used to make the heated ones, no longer provide them I take it?

 

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:18 PM

Nope, heated ones remain available through Ricky Evans, but do not include the encapsulation, hence the need to remove the original



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:56 PM

Seems a lot of expense and effort for something that is purely cosmetic. Can’t you just sand back and vinyl wrap or paint what you have?

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:56 PM

When you say it looks terrible, in what sense?

is it damaged?

 

if its not damaged, then just fulldip (or use shitty plastidip) it to the colour you want with minimal effort etc.

 



#7 Bigt

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:57 PM

Nope, heated ones remain available through Ricky Evans, but do not include the encapsulation, hence the need to remove the original

 

Ah right ok so does anyone sell the surround? Sounds like it might be better to forego the heated aspect and get a non-heated one with black surround from Auto Glass or similar?

 

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 03:06 PM

When you say it looks terrible, in what sense?

is it damaged?

 

if its not damaged, then just fulldip (or use shitty plastidip) it to the colour you want with minimal effort etc.

 

Its like all bubbled and lumpy, will try and get a pic of what I mean.......



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 03:48 PM

Here you go - 

 

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Difficult to fully capture it on camera, a mate suggested repainting matt as he reckoned you wouldn't see the lumps/imperfections, but as you can see its also cracking.

 

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 04:09 PM

That's not OEM finish.
Looks like it's already been painted (badly) as well as damaged during removal and refitting to the electric screen.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 05:09 PM

Looks like a really bad put it on thick paint job
Might be worth sanding it back with some 800 wet and dry get all the old paint off see if it can just be painted again or as mentioned above sand it down and wrap it

#12 Bigt

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 05:12 PM

So the story is here - 

 

http://www.vx220.org...creens-chipped/

 

It never reached a conclusion on the thread however I do have an invoice from Sinclaire Motorsport for the fitting of the screen so assume they did it in the end.

 

Will take it to my paint man and see what he thinks, the windscreen itself is perfect, not a chip in sight but hate the surround finish.

 

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 05:25 PM

The plot thickens.......

 

http://www.vx220.org...n-and-surround/

 

But still no outcome??

 

Si






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