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Picked up this 9K a couple weeks ago. As part of its re-beautification process, I will be redoing the window tint, but first I need to figure out what is scratching the inside of the glass. Both front windows are scratched in exactly the same place.

I haven't pulled the door panels off to diagnose yet, but isn't there supposed to be some felt-type material that buffers the places where the metal guides contact the glass? Do I just need to recover those spots? Recommendations for materials to use?

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I don't know if it's a known problem with the 9K, but there was a service bulletin for the c900 that showed how to correct/avoid the problem. There are clips that hold the weatherstripping to the car. They are covered by a flocked rubber flap that is part of the weatherstripping. The clips have an extra little lip on them that makes them easier to install, but over time they penetrate the rubber flap and scratch the window. The solution is to grind down the extra little lip on the clips. Yours look pretty bad. I'm not sure that you can buff those out, but grinding the rest of the clips down can probably save the rest of the window. That is, of course, if that's the issue--just speculating...
 

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Thanks, I'll take a look this weekend when I get the panels off. Fortunately, I believe only the old tint is scratched, not the glass itself. *fingers crossed*
 

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i got the same fuckin problem on my 91..let us know how it goes...and it should be just the tint.. i had my done a few months ago and they just started to show the scratches...for some reason the tint was just thick enough or more easily to scratch then the glass panel itself.
 

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Is that the silver automatic that was up in Beverly Hills? We were on our way to go see it when we called and said it just sold....

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Glad some super-n00b didn't get it.....

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Is that the silver automatic that was up in Beverly Hills? We were on our way to go see it when we called and said it just sold....

8(

Glad some super-n00b didn't get it.....

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Haha, yes sir. It was being stored at Raffi's shop.

Side note, owner was a nice guy thru the sale process, but when I called the next day to get a copy of the smog cert, he turned into a jerk saying he wasn't happy with the deal we made. Uh, ok. You were happy yesterday? Seller's remorse, I guess.

Anyway the car is quite nice, but the ad wasn't totally truthful. Said only the hood had been repainted, and the whole car definitely has been re-sprayed. There was quite obviously a smoker in this car's past, but he didn't seem to know anything about it. Said no leaks, two small leaks.

It needs a few things... power steering pump, maybe inner drivers, has an intermittent ABS light that goes off with a restart, but overall I can't complain for the price/condition.

Car's thread: http://saablink.net/forum/showthread.php?t=50096
 

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Coming from a dubious background of grinding my own telescope mirrors:
Do Not attack the glass with tools or compounds UNLESS you know exactly what you are up to. Making a mess is much more likely than 'fixing the problem.
 

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Heard that Moleskin corrects this problem.

Good luck with your 9k. Post some photos. Love those seats.

http://www.tintprotector.com/
thanks, i'll look into that. i need to get some proper pics for sure. maybe this weekend.

Lets just hit it with my rotary and some compound, that oughta get rid of it...
i don't think the glass is scratched, it just scraped the tint off in that one spot. i guess there isn't really a way to tell without pulling the old film off... i'll get to it eventually.
 
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