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I know this has been posted somewhere please save me time I may have to take out my front screen to repair 90 are the 91 screens the same or will I have to locate a 90 screen should it be totally different that will depend on the window being removed anyone help an old pensioner cheers davo anyone ??


Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:23 am
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If the screen is ok cut the rubbers out completely round the outside and 2 people for a even push :oops: :? Same for the rear.


Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:14 am
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the screen is pretty chipped love a newy anyone know where ???? they are avail


Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:30 am
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Davo

Phil's Rotaries were selling these a while ago

you may need to contact to check if another run is being made

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Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:47 am
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hi mate he was selling the rubbers ..I think not screens cheers davo


Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:19 am
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Davo When myself and pr95 had them made was through Phil we paid a grand to have the mould made. Phil may have access to this but he will most probably want a order for ten? I recall him having a falling out with someone I am not sure if it is the mob that did the screens but contact Phil he will know where the mould is.
Failing that morans in Brisbane could get them depends on how many for a order?
Word is that pr90 will fit 91? but not the other way ? I am happy to be corrected on this if someone can confirm. Phils are based on a 91 screen we supplied.


Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:22 am
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Davo
Have you thought of repairing the chips and then polishing the screen?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Car-Windscre ... 1792252981

http://www.glasspolish.com.au/shop/wind ... epair-kit/

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Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:08 pm
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I worked in the windscreen industry for years..... And I wouldn't polish one.
Polishing changes the glass thickness, even by the minimum amount, which changes the way the glass works and can give distorted images. Think of how a magnifying glass works.....
Its a fine line between it being OK and not, and once it's distorted, its ruined.

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Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:05 pm
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no probs ...no polishing will get a new one cheers anyway flying .davo


Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:03 pm
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Hey Brett
I'm heading to Melbourne this weekend. Did you still want some GT screens. I'm on the fly so you'll have to catch me somewhere or another???

Davo,
Screens here if you need them. But I want your first born and a kidney;-)


Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:09 am
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PR91 wrote:
I worked in the windscreen industry for years..... And I wouldn't polish one.
Polishing changes the glass thickness, even by the minimum amount, which changes the way the glass works and can give distorted images. Think of how a magnifying glass works.....
Its a fine line between it being OK and not, and once it's distorted, its ruined.


Yes very true, Brett. Having said that, my 1st GT had the screen polished as in those days no new ones were available. As far as I know its still in the car and never seemed to be a problem. The guy that did it took several hours so I assume it was done pretty evenly. Or pot luck. :)

Later, on the grey GT, i had a new screen to be fitted and on trying to fit it, it was too small. (height) Perhaps it was an early GT screen? I never knew there was a difference in GT screens though.

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Glenn wrote:
PR91 wrote:
I worked in the windscreen industry for years..... And I wouldn't polish one.
Polishing changes the glass thickness, even by the minimum amount, which changes the way the glass works and can give distorted images. Think of how a magnifying glass works.....
Its a fine line between it being OK and not, and once it's distorted, its ruined.


Yes very true, Brett. Having said that, my 1st GT had the screen polished as in those days no new ones were available. As far as I know its still in the car and never seemed to be a problem. The guy that did it took several hours so I assume it was done pretty evenly. Or pot luck. :)

Later, on the grey GT, i had a new screen to be fitted and on trying to fit it, it was too small. (height) Perhaps it was an early GT screen? I never knew there was a difference in GT screens though.

I don't recall how I found out the pr90/91 info and why they were different but that would explain why they only cross over 1 way?


Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:40 pm
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Hi
Continuing on from different screens I recall reading on the Finnish site that there were 2 thickness

Has anyone dealt whit this?

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Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:42 pm
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I have early sedan screens that are different thicknesses. Some are 4mm and some are 5mm (all toughened)
Laminated screens are usually either 5.38mm or 6.38mm

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