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04-02-2007 08:04 PM #1
HELP with vinyl rear window & Peninsula mechanic?
any recommendations on the peninsula or no further than San Jose? I'm new to the BMW world and would appreciate any all suggestions & recommendations.
Also - need to purchase rear vinyl window for my 1997 BMW Z3.
Has anyone ordered the part and installed themselves? Of course with someone to help. Who should I order the part from? Cost?
When I purchased the car the vinyl was slightly cloudy and knew I would need to replace it eventually BUT my friend's son decided to punch a hole in it with a Batman sword. Eventually has now turned into immediately.
04-05-2007 08:07 PM #2
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Since no one answered you, and I don't have an
answer to your questions, I'd like to suggest you check with the Golden Gate Chapter of the CCA. They may have a member who can help you, or at least give you some suggestions. Their website is: http://www.ggcbmwcca.org/ I once helped a fellow CCA member from Arkansas who had shipped his engine to a local business here, so perhaps someone at the GGC can help you. Good luck.
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04-12-2007 12:10 AM #3
this place was recommended to me
04-30-2007 05:06 PM #4
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cleaning plastic windows
Replaced my window 7 years ago, and still looks good as new (Maserati Spyder) Trick I learned from Jaguar owner to keep it looking new:
When folded: Take a cardboard tube (2-4 inch diameter) and cut to width of window. Go to BigLots and buy a towel the same width. Cut and glue it onto the tube with sprayglue. Ok, here's how you use it. Hold the towel/tube in the middle of the window, then lower your top as normal, it should be a little harder to lower, but if the tubes diameter is too big just get a little smaller one. What happens is the tube keeps the plastic from contacting/rubbing against itself causing scratches and stains.
When Top Is up: NEVER "wipe" the plastic window with glass cleaner. What I do is take a spray bottle with a few drops of liquid soap and water. Spray the window A LOT, get it really wet. Don't wipe it off!, take an air hose / or canned air and blow the water off. Now that it is clean and streaky, spray woolite on the window. Now wipe with a NEW lint free cloth. If your top is left up a lot in the sun, this procedure is the best way to keep it looking clear as glass.
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