OK, all done!
I know what you mean about the scraping Storm, plenty of opportunity to get your paintwork gouged! Nice pics Bill, I saw them a few days ago, your progress thread and pics are good
Had a guy do the work who has 14 years experience, was a nice guy and did a good job. I stood around and saw the whole process. I left my A-pillar trims on, but I'd advise taking them off in advance, I think my passenger one has been scuffed with the 'cheese cutter' wire, but only at a position where you can't really see it. I'll be removing it to clean it as it has water stains on it and will repair or replace it if need be, though you'd have to look for it to see any fraying of the fabric to be honest.
That aside, it all went well. The fitter pointed out a few places where the screen wasn't bonded to the car, and you can notice the wire moving faster when the bond is weak or non-existent. Exactly where I think the water was coming in from seemed to be bonded tightly, so the next few heavy downpours will tell me whether changing the screen has helped (if it's not the screen I have no idea how my passenger A pillar trim and headlining above get wet when the car is stationary...).
It's nice to have a perfect screen with not a chip on it (yet), when the weather improves I'll Rain X it.
As for the old one, it's available if anyone needs one:
I took some shots of the fitting so will load them up tomorrow