VW LT 46 Replacement Windscreen
This VW LT 46 replacement windscreen was fitted for Harveys Bus Ltd of Moretonhampstead. The severe frosty weather this week caused an existing windscreen stone chip to crack and necessitate a new windscreen. The VW LT 46 windscreen is identical to the LT 35 and Mercedes Sprinter.
If you have a stone chip on your windscreen now is the time to get it repaired, with the severe frosts we have experienced this week your windscreen has a high risk of cracking. Stone chips in laminated windscreens are prone to cracking in extreme hot and cold weather. A windscreen stone chip repair can cost as little as £48 whilst a replacement windscreen for the average car would be at least £90+ and as much as £400+ on an expensive model. The cold weather can cause problems when attempting to repair a windscreen, the resins don’t tend to flow very well and this will result in a poor windscreen repair. We find the best way to achieve a perfect windscreen repair in this weather is to run the vehicle and gradually warm the interior of the vehicle and glass to around 20°C. This enables the resin to flow into the stone chip and produces a good repair even when it is freezing outside.
Although these VW LT / Mercedes Sprinter windscreens are extremely large, with our one person lifting device we are able to install them perfectly with no risk of a leaking windscreen due to poor fitting technique which is a common problem within the windscreen industry. After applying the windscreen urethane, the windscreen is then lowered into position on the driver’s side whilst the passenger side is held around 3 to 4 inches above the urethane. Once the windscreen is fixed in place we can then move to the passenger side and lower the rest of the glass into its correct position. This completes the windscreen installation an ensures we never get any leaking windscreens.