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Old 02-20-2003, 03:15 PM
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Question Windshield installation kit

I remember reading, a while back, that before installing a new windshield in a Benz, you have to also get a new installation kit.

I've done a search and I can't find the original post regarding the install kit. Does anyone know what's included in the kit? What is the part number for a 1991 420SEL?

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Old 02-20-2003, 04:17 PM
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Last summer, I looked into replacing the windshield on my 560SL. The part number of the kit is 126-670-01-93. The contents are:

1) Butyl tape, 4200 mm long, ~10 mm dia.
2) Glass bottle with primer, component part A.
3) Glass bottle with primer, component part B.
4) Application sponge for primer
5) Spacing pads for windshield (107 only) 30 mm x 10 mm x 6 mm
6) Spacing pads for side window glass (107 only) 30 mm x 10 mm x 6 mm
7) Spacing pads for rear window glass (107 only) 20 mm x 13 mm x 10 mm

If you've never replaced the windshield or rear window, it's more art than science. There's a copper wire embedded in the butyl tape used to seal the glass. The copper wire needs to be hooked up to a 12V power source in order to "soften" the butyl tape, whether removing or installing.

A good independent glass guy could probably do it in under an hour.
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Old 02-20-2003, 06:21 PM
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My MB Mechanic, has a guy who will come to you to fix it. Charge was I think $350, which included new OEM Sekurit glass, and installation. IT was done perfectly, no air leaks, no water leaks, a perfect install.

you can call my mechanic 818-708-8086 Name Enrique.

He should be able to assist you make you you tell him Alon Sent you.

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Old 02-21-2003, 01:31 AM
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When I had the windshield replace while in Arizona I learned a couple things.

Yes, originally there are a pair of wires for heating the sealant to aid in removal. Current replacement requirements (US) call for a more modern sealant than was originally used (at least through '86). Apparently the original sealant never actually sets up, which seals very well but may allow the glass to pop out under certain impact conditions. Has to be a real bee-itch in AZ in the summertime, because at 60*F in January this stuff was soft and gooey as bubble gum.

To separate the glass from the car, rather than using the wires, the installer used a stiff hook wire, inserted under the glass and pulled around the opening. This action cut the sealant, allowing the glass to be pushed out a little at a time. The tackiness of the old sealant was such that the weight of the glass caused it to re-adhere, requiring another run around the edge while I assisted by pushing outward.

The new sealant is laid in using a real nifty power caulkgun. Puts out about a 3/4" bead. Takes two tubes of sealant to circle the opening. Prior to laying in the new sealant, all traces of the old stuff has to be removed (time consuming), then the area primed and treated with a rust protectant primer. This stuff went on black, similar to POR15 I think, and had to flash for about 10-15 minutes.

The 126 does not require any clips like the 124 does. The trim clips are riveted to the body and are reused as long as thre trim removal is done carefully. The only items on hand were the two tubes of sealant and a new windshield.

The whole job took about 2 hours start to finish.
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