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    Gradually tidying up Moby Dick for the eldest Son's wedding later this month.

    Stepped past the front and noticed this!

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    I had the guard off last week and it was all fine then. I must have either knocked it or it's got over stressed in one corner or something.

    Fortunately it's coated with 3M Stoneguard, so the glass hasn't fallen all into the guard, but it still looks ugly.

    So anyone, (preferably in Melbourne) got a spare LH glass, or a pair, they'd like to sell me?

    Beer O'Clock I reckon, before something else goes wrong!

    Cheers, Pottsy
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    Quote Originally Posted by pottsy View Post
    Gradually tidying up Moby Dick for the eldest Son's wedding later this month.

    Stepped past the front and noticed this!

    I had the guard off last week and it was all fine then. I must have either knocked it or it's got over stressed in one corner or something.

    Fortunately it's coated with 3M Stoneguard, so the glass hasn't fallen all into the guard, but it still looks ugly.

    So anyone, (preferably in Melbourne) got a spare LH glass, or a pair, they'd like to sell me?

    Beer O'Clock I reckon, before something else goes wrong!

    Cheers, Pottsy
    How weird, the stoneguard has saved the day though. Is that the film I supplied eons ago? If so it has stood up well, doesn't appear to have discoloured or dulled.

    I hope a replacement glass turns up in time for the wedding

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    S**t!! Any idea how that happened?
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    No idea. I can only assume I must have inadvertently over tightened one of the support struts when I was checking the security of the light podule.

    The weird thing is that I did that about a week ago, put the whole front back together and the whole lot was good.

    Must have only happened today I reckon.

    And yes, Chris, that's the film you very kindly provided. It's been on there since 2006! No complaints about its longevity or clarity, or effectiveness for that matter.

    If I'd been driving and copped a stone, I'd cop it sweet, but the car hasn't been out of the garage for a week and a half while I've been tidying up the odd bit of discoulouration preparatory to a good polishing.

    Ah well. Life goes on.

    Cheers, Pottsy
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    The broken glass is the SEV-Marchal branded part, but you also find Cibie versions. If you have the choice, acquire the same as the one on the RH side? Cibie or Marchal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pottsy View Post
    No idea. I can only assume I must have inadvertently over tightened one of the support struts when I was checking the security of the light podule.

    The weird thing is that I did that about a week ago, put the whole front back together and the whole lot was good.

    Must have only happened today I reckon.

    And yes, Chris, that's the film you very kindly provided. It's been on there since 2006! No complaints about its longevity or clarity, or effectiveness for that matter.

    If I'd been driving and copped a stone, I'd cop it sweet, but the car hasn't been out of the garage for a week and a half while I've been tidying up the odd bit of discoulouration preparatory to a good polishing.

    Ah well. Life goes on.

    Cheers, Pottsy
    Yah, true, in the grand scheme of things, it isn't very big, but still...

    At least it didn't pop the lamps themselves.

    Too early to cheer your son's impending?
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