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#1 Chris1275gt

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 03:37 PM

Anyone had a problem with the chrome windscreen fillet strip wrinkling in the sun. It's only been on the car 18 months. It came from Minispares but is there a better one from another supplier.

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#2 alex-95

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 04:36 PM

Mine did this probably a couple of months after fitting, same rubbish quality from minispares. I was going to try some from phoenix trims as I've heard they are good quality.



#3 Quinlan minor

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 04:36 PM

I have the same on my rear windscreen one. Same source, same length of time and mine is kept in a windowless garage. I was thinking of replacing it with a black fillet, in the hope that it would last longer.

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 05:55 PM

I have just fitted black fillets,what a mission as they are not stiff like the "chrome" ones they took some persuading.Steve...

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 08:13 PM

Actually the fillet in my windscreen as done this also. Was only done a few months ago but I thought it was due to the way the installers put it in..



#6 Chris1275gt

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 08:41 PM

Mine did this probably a couple of months after fitting, same rubbish quality from minispares. I was going to try some from phoenix trims as I've heard they are good quality.


Hi Alex,
I've just bought some from Phoenix I will let you know if they are any good. Thanks for the tip.

#7 Chris1275gt

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:43 AM

Just fitted a new fillet strip from Phoenix to the back windscreen. I bought this tool from minimine:-

https://www.ebay.co....hoAAOxyXWdQ8BFg

Having never done it before using that tool took me 10 minutes, 20 minutes quicker than the windscreen fitter who had just the loop tool. Lubricate the channel with a small amount of neat washing up liquid all around (don't add any water to it) with a small artists brush and a plastic trim removal tool with a wood chisel like end. An assistant to line up the bead and if you are right handed go anti clockwise.

I'll park it out in the sun when it comes out and let you know if it is any good.

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 12:04 PM

Although costly to ship David Ainley from Classic Minis Japan sells a very high quality locking strip and window rubber.The strip on the left is a MS one the strip on the right is CMJ.

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