Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

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#1 Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

Post by MarkS » Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:37 am

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I just wondered if anyone has tried to replace one of these. I ordered a secondhand one for my series one coupe (I thought it would be safer bet than one of these poor quality copies) But it didn't fit properly and didn't match the one I had on the opposite side. I was told that this is normal because each blade was hand made to fit each individual car....

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#2 Re: Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

Post by Polse7317 » Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:34 pm

Here is what i used , and it was a great help : some succion press
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#3 Re: Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

Post by MarkS » Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:55 pm

Thanks very much Yves. I can see that is a great way to glue them in place. Unfortunately, I am still at the point of getting the right shape blade. I when I asked if it was the correct one for a series 1 4.2 coupe I was told that all the series 1 trims were the same. Maybe they were.. But from the photo (comparing it to the opposite side) it looks very different
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#4 Re: Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

Post by mgcjag » Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:12 pm

Hi Mark they could not be hand made for each car as the car would then have to wait till they came back from the chromer and polisher. ......however on a restoration its not unusual for chrome items to be fettled to fit then sent off for chroming......as a second hand piece you dont know its previous life......Steve
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#5 Re: Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

Post by MarkS » Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:23 pm

Spot on Steve, as usual.. :smile:

And after paying close to £200 for a secondhand piece of trim you would expect to at least know its source and suitability.
Having said that...fair play to the guy at Northern Jaguar, he did also suggest that I send it back if it didn't fit.

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#6 Re: Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

Post by MarkS » Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:52 am

Has anyone heard from (or has other contact details of) Northern Jaguar..?
I sent back this chrome trim as per his instructions, but they are not returning my calls..
I only have a mobile number for them.

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#7 Re: Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

Post by mgcjag » Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:05 am

They are a member here and posted a few times....search their name and look at thier profile for e mail and PM..Steve
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#8 Re: Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

Post by Gfhug » Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:47 pm

Doesn’t he spend time out of the UK so may not be responding to calls? :shrug:

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#9 Re: Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

Post by MarkS » Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:24 am

Thanks Steve. Waiting for a reply..

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#10 Re: Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

Post by MarkS » Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:58 pm

Well I finally got a refund.
It took a couple of emails.. apparently he forgot I'd sent it back.
-maybe he was out of the country an' all. -didn't get my calls..

Anyway. Martin Robey do the trims. Really good quality new part, for about the same price.

And they fit :-)

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#11 Re: Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

Post by politeperson » Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:47 pm

Yeah!
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#12 Re: Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

Post by johnetype » Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:11 pm

In my view the thing folks don't allow for is that even if you use the trims that came off that particular car originally by the time the car has been repainted the A post has a thicker layer of filler/primer/paint/lacquer on it than it did out of the factory and they won't fit when you come to put them back on. Certainly true in my case and they hadn't been rechromed either.
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#13 Re: Replacing Chrome Windscreen Trim

Post by MarkS » Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:03 am

John, I take your point about the paint/filler (and these trims fit over the rubber seals). But it was the profile that did not match. You can see this in my second photo. The 'bullet' end is more blunt. And it was longer. On top of that, it seemed to have a piece filed off it (see photo)..
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To be honest I didn't mind that I would have to scrape off 2 layers of cement/glue from the inside. Neither also that there was traces of mustard yellow repaint followed by signal red on the chrome side. But I did expect it to be a match in shape. Fair play to the guy, when I called him he did point out that he'd never said it wouldn't be a second hand part.... But I did expect it to look like one of the shiny new looking ones on the website photo. especially as it was £195

What I didn't like was that the guy was uncontactable after I'd sent it back...

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