Here lies a moral for all of you. On Wednesday, I had the day off. So I thought that I would make the most of it and do something useful, like washing and waxing the GTV. It was midday on quite a hot day - round 23C. Uncoiled the hose, turned it on and began to gently spray the car to remove excess dirt and dust particles. Started just above the windscreen when I heard a loud crack
. Looked at the windscreen and it now sports a 30cm, "L" shaped crack, running down from the rearview mirror and across to the driver's side.
Surely a windscreen should be able to take a temperature fluctuation such as that? I know they can be highhly strung, but that seems a bit of an unreasonable reaction to a bit of cool water. It wasn't chilled for goodness sake!
Anyway, Autoglass are coming to replace it as I am sure that it would fail the MoT like this. Plus it looks like I have pranged it and I don't like feeling like that.
What concerns me is will the fitter be able to remove the bonded on rearview mirror and more importantly, the antennae for the alarm, which also looks like it is stuck to the glass? Has anyone watched them do this, or should I attempt to remove them myself?
I am dreading new creaks and possible leaks following replacement... just when things were going so nicely. Still waxed her, though my heart wasn't in it. The moral is: if I had read a magazine in the sun like I had been planning on doing, I wouldn't be £70 lighter in the wallet!