Windscreen fitting cord.

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Windscreen fitting cord.

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Greetings all,
I've got to fit a windscreen this weekend.
What diameter string/cord works best?
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4 or 5mm IIRC. I have seen speaker wire used before now.
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Did mine with something around 3-4mm & it worked well. Get some KY jelly & smear liberally before you push it home.... Sorry, couldn't resist.
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interested

any fitting guides?
watched it being done and he did the straight bits first corners last if I remember.
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itchyfeet wrote:interested

any fitting guides?
watched it being done and he did the straight bits first corners last if I remember.


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I normally use 3-5mm pull start cord or paracord
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Agreed for 3-5mm paracord type , doesn’t stretch as you pull.

Use washing up liquid mixed with water, if you use it neat it never dries up out the gaps. Soak the string in the soapy water.
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Paracord it is then.

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what2do wrote:
itchyfeet wrote:interested

any fitting guides?
watched it being done and he did the straight bits first corners last if I remember.


Youtube is your friend....

half of the stuff on youtube is utter 80110CK5
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dont use washing up liquid, its almost totally salt, use silicon lubricant or waterbased lube
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Not sure if this helps gang, but there's a how-to video on the CamperVanCulture link:

https://campervanculture.com/shop/vw-t2 ... en-rubber/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Simon Baxter wrote:Only ever used washing line.

I haven't seen a waking line in years, don't think the missus would be to pleased if I stripped her wash spider of string.
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I use sash window cord

Waxed with a candle before you use it.

had it 20 years and its still working fine

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Success.
It only took 4 attempts.Image

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