What can I use to replace the windshield upper corner covers

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What can I use to replace the windshield upper corner covers

Postby clarkerussell » Tue 16.11.2010, 16:46

Hello all,

The corner covers for my windscreen are missing and I've heard that they are no longer available. Has anyone found a suitable replacement? Thanks.

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Re: What can I use to replace the windshield upper corner co

Postby rip » Tue 16.11.2010, 19:09

Corner covers? Not sure which bit you mean. Can you post a pic?
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Postby Dave Eds » Tue 16.11.2010, 19:36

Errr rip mate - he hasn't got any to photograph! :lol:
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Re: What can I use to replace the windshield upper corner co

Postby clarkerussell » Tue 16.11.2010, 19:37

It's part number a100B0661p.

They are the little plastic covers that go on the outside of the window.

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Postby inkitin » Tue 16.11.2010, 19:41

Yep, they are exactly what I thought you meant. You're photo just beat me to saying what I thought you were after.

If you do find a replacement, Clarke, I'd be grateful if you could let me know. Both of mine are completely missing. :(

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Re: What can I use to replace the windshield upper corner co

Postby clarkerussell » Tue 16.11.2010, 20:54

Just called my lotus dealer and they confirmed the parts are no longer available... Back to the drawing board...
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Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 16.11.2010, 21:25

The spares looked like they had to be cut out of a cheap bit of bent plastic I seem to remember - very angular and not rounded at all.

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Postby Specky » Tue 16.11.2010, 21:34

You have PM.

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Re: What can I use to replace the windshield upper corner co

Postby Elanlover » Mon 22.11.2010, 21:32

I know Dave Bean in the US has these in stock. I've ordered and used one. It came with cutting instrucitons for you to cut the shape out of the mould Geoff posted the pic of above. Not the best solution but its works if you need it.
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Postby inkitin » Mon 22.11.2010, 22:01

Elanlover wrote:I know Dave Bean in the US has these in stock. I've ordered and used one. It came with cutting instrucitons for you to cut the shape out of the mould Geoff posted the pic of above. Not the best solution but its works if you need it.

Many thanks for that. I've e-mailed them to see if they have any and whether they'd be willing to ship one/some to the UK.
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Re: What can I use to replace the windshield upper corner co

Postby clarkerussell » Tue 23.11.2010, 20:04

Elanlover wrote:I know Dave Bean in the US has these in stock. I've ordered and used one. It came with cutting instrucitons for you to cut the shape out of the mould Geoff posted the pic of above. Not the best solution but its works if you need it.


Interesting, is this the same as the original Lotus part, or a remanufactured one?
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Postby inkitin » Tue 23.11.2010, 20:44

clarkerussell wrote:Interesting, is this the same as the original Lotus part, or a remanufactured one?

All the original ones I've ever seen don't look like these. The originals are very smooth, rounded and sit almost flush, very neat.

Beggars can't be choosers though, I suppose.
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Re: What can I use to replace the windshield upper corner co

Postby Elanlover » Tue 23.11.2010, 21:31

clarkerussell wrote:Interesting, is this the same as the original Lotus part, or a remanufactured one?



They are not the original part. This is an injection molded hunk of plastic that you can cut to the the same size as the originals. The texture is different as noted above. The original's texture was very smooth much like the rest of the window trim seals. This has a speckled finish. Its not really noticeable from a distance. Then again, neither is an inch wide gouge in your paint if you're far enough away.............
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Re: What can I use to replace the windshield upper corner co

Postby clarkerussell » Wed 24.11.2010, 05:42

Does anyone have a picture of what the originals look like? Thanks.

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Postby steve matthews » Wed 24.11.2010, 14:09

Clarke, What's this

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Re: What can I use to replace the windshield upper corner co

Postby inkitin » Fri 26.11.2010, 23:17

inkitin wrote:
Elanlover wrote:I know Dave Bean in the US has these in stock. I've ordered and used one. It came with cutting instrucitons for you to cut the shape out of the mould Geoff posted the pic of above. Not the best solution but its works if you need it.

Many thanks for that. I've e-mailed them to see if they have any and whether they'd be willing to ship one/some to the UK.

Two e-mails sent and not one reply. They're obviously not very keen!

Looks like Plan B will have to come into play. It would help though if I knew what Plan B was. :? :(
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Re: What can I use to replace the windshield upper corner co

Postby Elanlover » Fri 26.11.2010, 23:21

inkitin wrote:
inkitin wrote:
Elanlover wrote:I know Dave Bean in the US has these in stock. I've ordered and used one. It came with cutting instrucitons for you to cut the shape out of the mould Geoff posted the pic of above. Not the best solution but its works if you need it.

Many thanks for that. I've e-mailed them to see if they have any and whether they'd be willing to ship one/some to the UK.

Two e-mails sent and not one reply. They're obviously not very keen!

Looks like Plan B will have to come into play. It would help though if I knew what Plan B was. :? :(


Keep in mind that its Thanksgiving in the US and no one will likely be answering e-mails until Monday.
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Postby inkitin » Fri 26.11.2010, 23:26

Elanlover wrote:Keep in mind that its Thanksgiving in the US and no one will likely be answering e-mails until Monday.

That's a very good point. I should have remembered it's Thanksgiving over the pond. :oops:
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Re: What can I use to replace the windshield upper corner co

Postby clarkerussell » Sun 28.11.2010, 18:07

inkitin wrote:
inkitin wrote:
Elanlover wrote:I know Dave Bean in the US has these in stock. I've ordered and used one. It came with cutting instrucitons for you to cut the shape out of the mould Geoff posted the pic of above. Not the best solution but its works if you need it.

Many thanks for that. I've e-mailed them to see if they have any and whether they'd be willing to ship one/some to the UK.

Two e-mails sent and not one reply. They're obviously not very keen!

Looks like Plan B will have to come into play. It would help though if I knew what Plan B was. :? :(


I called and spoke with them last Tuesday and they had at least one in stock. For kicks I called the Lotus dealer in my area and after I gave them the "updated" part number (A100B0661F), they said it was still available for about $8 US. The original part, A100B0661P, is no longer available and they didn't automatically redirect me to the "F" part, I had to ask for it specifically.

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