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Re: [T3] Electric/Mechanical Brake Switch

On 7 Oct 2005 at 10:38, Russ Wolfe wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-10-07 at 06:25, Dave Hall wrote:
> > > I think I have a few of Jane's old relay's 
> > > > around still.
> > > > 
> > > Rear defogger would be a good choice.
> > 
> > Yes, not much chance of the screen still working!

> Just for giggles the other day when it was foggy, I turned mine on, And
> Lo and Behold, it worked, all the wires. But since then, I washed the
> inside of the windows, I doubt that it will ever work again.

You must be living a charmed life.   ;-)

Yeah, when I got my first type 3 with a heated rear window, I was young and 
energetic and kept my car clean all the time, including the insides of all the 
windows. It didn't take many years for me to clean that part to destruction.

Is there a kind of masking/striping tape that one can use to do narrow 
pinstripes? I'm thinking about something where you lay down a tape and then 
peel up a center section leaving a thin open strip which will let you paint a 
pinstripe. I wonder if one could do a good repair this way.

Where would one look for striping tape like this?

The problem, which I certainly learned the hard way, was that there is a kind 
of reddish brown "primer" that is right on the glass, and that primer is very 
durable, but it's NOT the heated element. The conductive part is silvery and 
corrodes easily, and is rather fragile and easily removed if you clean the 
windows at all vigorously.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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