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Hi

Just had my rear screen smashed, need to take the interior panels off as glass inside

Took the two screws off, but not sure what else needs to be done, pictures attached:

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Anyone know what else needs to be done to remove the black bits

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If you have removed all visable screws, it should just be a matter of prising/pulling it off, as I guess it would be held in with pop clips?

How did it happen BTW if you dont mind me asking? Attempted break in or accident?
 

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I'd leave it and give your insurance company / windscreen company a ring. They'll sort out the lot including hoovering out any glass.
 

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I'd leave it and give your insurance company / windscreen company a ring. They'll sort out the lot including hoovering out any glass.
yep i agree let the insurance company do it, you usually have to pay the ?50 excess and they`ll send some one round to fit it, It does not affect your no claims, it did`nt on mine as I asked before I got it done. Not sure how much a new screen would cost if you bought it your self but I imagine it would be a lot more that ?50, plus you`ve got all the hassle of fitting it
 

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The black bits are firmly held on with clips, but you just have to use controlled force to disengage them! But yeah, I would agree, insurance company is port of call, then prob RAC Autowindscreens, they were great with mine!
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If you have removed all visable screws, it should just be a matter of prising/pulling it off, as I guess it would be held in with pop clips?

How did it happen BTW if you dont mind me asking? Attempted break in or accident?
How it happened, well i actually saw it, i was looking out my living room window.. A nutcase had two pots of paint on his hand and chucked one on my rear windscreen and the other through the living room window. Luckily i only moved my little one out of the living room just a couple of minutes ago. I ran outside along with my brother to give chase, but lost him.

Police have arrested the person, and they are going to charge him with criminal damage, but that doesnt bring my screen or living room window back.

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To get the tailgate lining off:

Undo the two screws that are in the handles (one in each). then starting from around where the boot lock is, lift up the black plastic lining, and start to tug at it away from the bootlid.

The complete black lining is clipped into place by metal clips, its just a matter of yanking the complete black lining off, pull away in stages working ur way around.

The white frame around the brake light/side of boot lid is exactly the same - it's just clipped into place.
 

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Thanks guys

Contacted the Insurance company and they should send someone round tomorrow afternoon

I'll try using your instructions Gti Fly, going to tint the screens now, too messy when it gets smashed

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It was probably a good job you did not catch up with him

because i know what i would have done!!

and a charge with criminal damage would have been the leats of his problems

hope you little one is ok [Y]

was it a random thing?? or just some fruit cake

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Probably just some fruit cake off his rocker, not exactly sure.

Glad the little one was out the way, that was my main worry at the time.

Criminal Damage would of been the least of his problems thats for sure, as i was in the mood to give the same back as he did to my car and the house.

Just hope for the nutters case i dont see him again, otherwise i would be doing a long stretch

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Just what you needed [:mad:]

Its a good job the law got hold of him before you , otherwise you would have been banged up aswell for your actions I bet [8o|]

Glad you have it all sorted & the person to blame & claim from [Y]
 

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How it happened, well i actually saw it, i was looking out my living room window.. A nutcase had two pots of paint on his hand and chucked one on my rear windscreen and the other through the living room window. Luckily i only moved my little one out of the living room just a couple of minutes ago. I ran outside along with my brother to give chase, but lost him.
What a complete and utter tool. And yes, it was very lucky the lid never came off!!

What a shitter.

How are you getting on arranging a new window and fitting what with the time of year?
 

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You should get some compensation back if he is convicted (Notice the IF due to our trusty legal system!). If not i suggest going to B&Q buying a few tubs of paint for him to wear - various colours would suit!
 

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After careful inspection this morning, there is some paint splattered over the back of the front seats, the rear head rests and the arm rest. Managed to wipe them off with a little white spirit.

Windscreen was repaired this afternoon, rear heater is working fine. Cost 70 pounds, looks like the excess has gone up by 20.

Started washing the car after that, and just finished polishing, was about to wax it and guess what, yes it started raining.

Got a call last late last night, they let the guy go, just gave him a caution. Trust our legal system to do that. Will have to pursue this privately from what i have been told. May be more hassle than worth.

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After careful inspection this morning, there is some paint splattered over the back of the front seats, the rear head rests and the arm rest. Managed to wipe them off with a little white spirit.

Windscreen was repaired this afternoon, rear heater is working fine. Cost 70 pounds, looks like the excess has gone up by 20.

Started washing the car after that, and just finished polishing, was about to wax it and guess what, yes it started raining.

Got a call last late last night, they let the guy go, just gave him a caution. Trust our legal system to do that. Will have to pursue this privately from what i have been told. May be more hassle than worth.

Hafizur
the law's an ass!!!!!this little episode with this to$$er's cost you ?70.00!!!what a joke!!!!yet if you drive your car through a 30mph speed trap at 33mph...........3 POINTS AND A FINE!!!!!! no if's,but's or maybe!!!!!!! what a joke!!!!hope the new year brings you better news,mate! ian.
 

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I would hunt him down and cut his F++++++ fingers of so his mother has to open his ketchup bottles!!!!

what a lovley justice system we have !!!!!!!!
 
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