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Merc_Girl

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Slightly Delaminated windscreen - free
« on: February 25, 2024, 11:12:36 »
Hi everyone
Odd I know, but might be of use to someone (suggest UK only to to delivery charges)

So, I replaced Bessie’s windscreen as delamination was arising in a couple of corners, and as the wood was off, I used this as an opportunity to change

If anyone might be interested, perhaps undertaking a resto and want a windscreen just to drive around with as interim measure?

Please do let me know
Katie
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Re: Slightly Delaminated windscreen - free
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2024, 10:54:49 »
Hi Katie,

Where about's are you based in the UK?

I am working on a restoration and this maybe useful.

Also, curious where did you purchase your new windscreen from?  I need a complete set of glazing for my car.


Regards

Steven

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Re: Slightly Delaminated windscreen - free
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2024, 12:31:40 »
Hi Steven
Unfortunately it’s been a while since I posted this. As such, I was fed up with the screen getting in the way, and therefore disposed of it a couple of weeks back 😔
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Re: Slightly Delaminated windscreen - free
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2024, 12:38:13 »
:'(

never mind. 

Can you advise where you bought your new one from?

I shall need to start looking for one at the end of the year (hopefully).


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Steven
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Re: Slightly Delaminated windscreen - free
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2024, 16:45:26 »
I am also looking for an original windscreen with sun strip on top for 280SL

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Re: Slightly Delaminated windscreen - free
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2024, 17:22:54 »
A few years ago I got one via my car insurance (old one delaminating) and they just ran it through National Windscreens who sourced and fitted it (sun strip and all). They recently did the same for a chipped screen on my 2000 G wagen (heated front screen). £75

That may not be an option today
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Re: Slightly Delaminated windscreen - free
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2024, 17:24:38 »
Ok, so there is SL shop, but I believe these may well have scratches (NOS)

Just so happened I contacted a few companies that the website said they dealt with old car windscreens, thinking it might be useful to them as a mould. Surprisingly they said they already produced such items. So you may wish to try them but unfortunately I cannot vouch for them


https://www.tynesidesafetyglass.com/

https://www.abbeyglasschesterltd.co.uk/

https://classiccarwebsite.com/item/windscreen-engineering-ltd/

Good luck! Let me know how you get on so others in the forum, in UK, will also know where to go
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Re: Slightly Delaminated windscreen - free
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2024, 07:04:37 »
I probably have 3 or 4 used windscreens if anybody wants one in the UK.

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Re: Slightly Delaminated windscreen - free
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2024, 15:44:30 »
I know i can get it from National Screens but i like to keep it original if i can.

thank you all.

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Re: Slightly Delaminated windscreen - free
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2024, 21:16:58 »
Was or is the OEM MB windscreen available with the tint band on top? I was led to believe (this was years ago) that the answer is no; my first replacement windscreen was a PPG that had the tint band.

Having driven with and without the tint band, I'm not certain it makes a whole lot of difference. I didn't find driving without (my latest windscreen is without) any different than with...at least for me.
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