Jump to content

Rear windscreen removal / replacement

Recommended Posts

Is it a reasonable DIY job to remove and refit the rear windscreen? Or is it something better left to a professional?


I have a patch of rust that I want to sort over the winter and it's unfortunately right on the edge of the rear screen. I'd rather take it out so I can make sure there's none lurking beneath the rubber.


Any advice? Or would I be better off trying to source a rust-free bootlid...?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not really a DIY job, also the seal edge strip is A U shape wrapped around the edge of the glass and then bonded in, this means removing the glass and seal edge intact is difficult if not impossible with such fragile plastic, the main strip edge is also no longer available and the top edge that is is near £100, we always use a windscreen guy and he refits it with a universal rubber strip that looks better than original.


Jeff TT

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had my rear screen removed for repaint and had the pros do it and had it replaced with blue tint glass. Unsupported, the glass is not that strong and can easily shatter, not something I'd want to do myself. I had a new lower seal to go on.


Its a lot more than that now Jeff IIRC. And the SWB one is no longer available


Correct, top trim is about £170.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Part of the reason I'll be doing this is cos there's a spoiler to go on (once I've tinkered with it a little - former bodyworker and all that :) ) and, obviously, I want the best possible finish and future protection for the tailgate.


Whilst it'd be easier from a financial and space-wise point to use my existing bootlid, I'm more than prepared to get a rust-free one if that's just going to make better sense all round. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use