General Windscreen Replacement

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by exec, Thursday 15th Jan, 2015.

  1. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Anyone know any good companies that replace rear windscreens?

    Dads car has just had it smashed in.

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  2. Nighthawk Guest

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    I replaced my front windscreen through Autoglass. It was just pitted and glared the sun in my face which was rather dangerous so I changed it. Wasnt too expensive. They did a fantastic job.
     
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  3. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    How much was it if you don't mind me asking, just to get an idea of how much they will charge for this rear windscreen.
     
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  4. Nighthawk Guest

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    Just dug out receipt

    My apologies, it was National Windscreens, not Autoglass. Total cost including VAT was £156 exactly and they did it at my house too, replaced April 2014. Rear will probably be a bit more though due to the heating element inside of it.
     
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  5. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Cheers man, that is some partner company to Autoglass, just got a quote from them for £329 and they said this partner company can offer cheaper prices.
     
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    Good luck mate, hope you get a good price
     
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  7. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    £329 for some glass :shock:

    Check your dads insurance policy, they all charge an excess but it'll be a lot less than £329. I'm also led to believe it won't count against future premiums but I think that depends on the firm you deal with.
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    Would it be possible to buy the rear glass off a scrap Accord and fit it yourself/pay someone?
     
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  8. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    Looks like I'm joining your club! But I've also got a nice dent to go with it! lol

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  9. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Oh well, that was a waste of time, he went and booked in some company for £390, probably some rubbish company which isn't even cheap but they are doing it today as opposed to wait next day, let him find out the hard way if the workmanship is rubbish.

    Chunky - i think he has glass cover, but its some specialist taxi insurance, so he chose not to go cos I think they freeze the NCB or up premiums on renewal. This is for a Kia Carens as opposed to a Honda, can barely find parts.

    Arctic - Sorry to see that, how did yours happen? My dads car also got dent and scratchs as a result he think the builders did it as it was parked next to their building site when this happened but they deny any knowledge of it. It's one reason why I always try and avoid parking next to building sites, under trees and park far away from cars especially family cars in car parks!
     
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  10. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    My mistake - I assumed it was for the Honda. For a taxi, time is of the essence so best not waste time - Autoglasses quotes looking good now though!
    I agree with your parking habits too, at my local Tesco the furthest point is usually filled with well cared for cars (not exclusively new) so I always park next to them.

    Sorry to see the damage @ArcticFire - hope you can get it fixed soon at a reasonable price. How did it happen?
     
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    Some guys were fixing the offices at work, I was chatting with them about the repair work before they started and actually thought at the time if something could happen to my car as it was nearby, I should have followed my gut! lol Basically they had some lightweight ladders up nearby and the wind caught them when nobody was on them, one smacked right off my windscreen and dented the boot. It's all being paid for, I even watched it back on CCTV lol

    Windscreen being fitted as we speak, I'm assuming the glass will be up to the same quality as Honda glass (i.e. thickness etc?) As for the dent, I've spoke with Honda and also forwarded photos on to them so they can chat with their dent master. If they can get it near perfect then I'll be happy, otherwise it's a new boot which will probably cost in the region of £700-800 including the labour (boot is £550+VAT).

    It's the hassle factor that's annoyed me, they should have known the risks when using ladders which I didn't know about and asked me to move my car. That's every car except the MPS which has been damaged in this place. :shock:
     
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  12. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    So similar sort of reason for the breakage! The person I spoke to on Autoglass said they get their glass from the same suppliers that make the glass for the Manufacturer, so yeh it should be exact same quality, only thing that might not be is the workmanship and the fitting. That dent looks like it could be popped out.

    Still at least the builders admitted to it and your not paying out of your own pocket.
     
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  13. steve4536 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Just curious; do they still extract the windscreen with the fitter sat in the seat and using his boots to push it out? The last time I had a windscreen replaced, this was the method. I'm amazed how he didn't bust the seat brackets.
     
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  14. Nighthawk Guest

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    No mate, they use a tool to thread some line through the sealant and then one sits in the car, the other one stays outside and they work it along together cutting the sealant.

    I remember having fun trying to kick out the windscreen from a car I built - those things are in there solid. I gave up as I almost broke my foot. The mess made by glass shards on the outside of the car was quite impressive however.
     
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    He was a mate of the MD and it happened in front of people, plus was on CCTV lol

    Speaking of glass and cost, the bill was substantially cheaper than getting just the glass on its own from Honda.
     
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  16. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Probably cos the repair companies get them direct from glass manufacturer, no extra premiums added i would imagine.
     
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  17. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Moving this thread to the 6th Generation forum as it more relevant to your car not on the whole. Please can you open threads in the correct location please.
     
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  18. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Ichiban this isn't or wasnt for my car, it was for my fathers car which is a Kia! Probably should have mentioned that in OP.
     
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  19. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Ok I will move it back then as it open ended query.
     
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  20. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    Noticed that glass had made its way into the roller system in the retractable parcel shelf cover and has now perforated the cover. Just looked at a price of a replacement, it's over £300!!! That's ridiculous! Even though company is responsible I'm going to try and source a second hand once.
     
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