Replacement Windscreen Car Damage
This replacement windscreen on a Ford Transit Connect van had been bodged up by some cowboy windscreen fitter.
As you can see from the photos the aperture has rusty scratch marks from the use of a knife to either remove the trim or urethane. Using a knife to remove the urethane is a poor method and causes a lot if extra damage to either the trims or paintwork. It’s a shame that even after such a bodge up the windscreen fitter didn’t apply some primer which would have prevented this damage from deteriorating even further – with a trim hiding this part of the aperture applying some primer wouldn’t have been an issue.
Even though the damage was on the higher aperture and not an area that would affect our subsequent windscreen installation we still sanded the damaged area to remove as much rust as possible, then we careful primed the aperture damage. Whilst this won’t stop the rust coming back eventually, it will slow it down.
As always we document and photograph the windscreen aperture damage. At some point in the future this rust will eat through the aperture into the roof section causing the vehicle to leak.
For a professional windscreen replacement call Devon Windscreens. All our windscreen repairs and glass replacements are carried out to the highest standards, we use the latest windscreen technology to remove your windscreen correctly. Our lil buddy windscreen lifting machine ensures your new windscreen is fitted perfectly every time with no leaks.