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Front windows broken

#1 Post by avondale1701 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:43 pm

Evening all I'm new to the club but I have more or less driven or owned everything
Rover have knocked out in the last 20 years with the 200 being my fav it even ranks above a Land Rover Disco 4 for me.
Anyway my 2 front elec windows keep coming out of the white plastic retaining clips at the bottom
of the drop glass to the point were two of them have now broken. So the question is where can I
get new clips from? I can't find them anywhere online and Rimmer bros as per don't stock them.

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Re: Front windows broken

#2 Post by 1234dist » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:47 pm

Tiger seal is your friend :laughing2

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Re: Front windows broken

#3 Post by avondale1701 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:37 pm

Tried that *laughs* lasted less then a day :(

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Re: Front windows broken

#4 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:27 pm

Have you broken the white clips or the glass? I have spares of both but the clips are not attached to the glass, hence why they're surplus!
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Re: Front windows broken

#5 Post by avondale1701 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:01 pm

its the white clips that are broken :( I took apart a 45 in the scrap yard but they are like mega clued to the glass
and I couldn't bring myself to smash the glass just for the plastic clips.....seems just to wasteful

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Re: Front windows broken

#6 Post by GTiJohn » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:16 pm

avondale1701 wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:01 pm
its the white clips that are broken :( I took apart a 45 in the scrap yard but they are like mega clued to the glass
and I couldn't bring myself to smash the glass just for the plastic clips.....seems just to wasteful
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Re: Front windows broken

#7 Post by avondale1701 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:04 pm

well as I was just driving back from getting petrol the window dropped in to the door iv managed to get it back up
but I guess I'm off to the scrap yard in the morning to break some glass :(

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Re: Front windows broken

#8 Post by crepello » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:02 pm

Are you sure Rimmer's don't have them? XPart seem to think they have 19.

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Re: Front windows broken

#9 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:17 pm

crepello wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Are you sure Rimmer's don't have them? XPart seem to think they have 19.

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-CUD100180
It is worth noting that this part is only listed for the R8 (200/400) and R3 (200/25). So if you can only get clips from a 45 in the scrapyard, they probably will not be suitable for your 200.
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Re: Front windows broken

#10 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:38 pm

I have wondered if the pattern of these clips changed over the life of the R8?

Alviseven swears he fixed his with tiger seal; he has two early cars. My 95 the clips are loose in the glass and would need to be jigged, either using the runners and the regulator in the car door or using a factory type jig: hence why I bought twp pieces of salvage glass rather than mess about.
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Re: Front windows broken

#11 Post by alviseven » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:13 pm

Yes I have several times on several different types of cars. Tiger grip or similar off ebay - new tube or within 6 months - stick on and leave overnight or stick on and put glass back and in position and let the door hold it tight for 24hr then use and abuse for years - not had one come off again on either front or rear glass. Had other ones come loose but this is the original factory fit come off again
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Re: Front windows broken

#12 Post by celica1600gt » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:02 pm

Had same problem on my 216gsi passenger window tried - all sorts failed then went to epoxy glue by gorilla glue , mixed it up sealed it and left it to set , fixed , any decent epoxy glue should fix it.

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