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windscreen replacement
« on: 27 March 2021, 11:23:05 »

Mines had a few chips / marks on it since i've had it (7 years) but has now started to split in the off side bottom corner.
Its covered on the insurance policy (100 quid excess) but we all know if you claim, the next premium WILL go up regardless of whatever ballcocks the insurance company says so the question is .................

Insurance job OR Cash job ?

Has anybody on here actually paid cash for a windscreen / new seal recently ?
If so, how much ?

TIA  :)
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Re: windscreen replacement
« Reply #1 on: 27 March 2021, 11:37:03 »

I think it needs to be unrepairable accident to get it done on insurance ,even paying the excess  :-\
they may offer to repair chips and class scratches etc are wear n tear

it would be handy if a lorry flicked up a big rock to properly **** the screen (so repair is NOT possible)  if you go the insurance route  ;D
and with all the seals and trim involved to do the job properly and the cost of a screen I imagine it would be expensive

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Re: windscreen replacement
« Reply #2 on: 27 March 2021, 11:41:03 »

I am pretty certain that any crack will mean it can be done under the glass cover.

Though as the OP says, I notice when you apply for new policies now, there is a question along the lines of "have you made a claim in the last X years, including any windscreen claims"...
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Re: windscreen replacement
« Reply #3 on: 27 March 2021, 12:25:08 »

Around 200 last time I asked.  :y
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Re: windscreen replacement
« Reply #4 on: 27 March 2021, 12:35:03 »

Around 200 last time I asked.  :y


Mmmm
Decisions decisions  :-\
Might make a few phone calls on monday morning before work with a cash / offer  ;)
I haven't had a claim on the car insurance in well over 15 years and are pretty proud tbh.
Especially how I do like to rag the car around when quite (and allowed out)  :-X ;D
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Re: windscreen replacement
« Reply #5 on: 27 March 2021, 15:22:57 »

I am pretty certain that any crack will mean it can be done under the glass cover.

Though as the OP says, I notice when you apply for new policies now, there is a question along the lines of "have you made a claim in the last X years, including any windscreen claims"...

I have very recently changed my insurance company on the Omegas. I had an expensive windscreen replacement claim about 4 years ago on my Audi insurance due to all the the recalibration of 'assist' systems that was required. I disclosed the claim, but they weren't fussed about it and stated it wouldn't affect it my new premium (which was very reasonable for the cover). Generally, in my experience, windscreen claims don't affect your premiums.
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Re: windscreen replacement
« Reply #6 on: 27 March 2021, 16:27:51 »

Windscreen replacement has been discussed quite a bit on here previously.
The quality of the end result depends on the ability of the windscreen fitter, the quality of the glass and being the correct profile, plus the availability of the retainers and seals. I had a cheapish aftermarket screen fitted 'cash in hand' on an Omega I was selling to get a 12 month MOT, but the fit of the screen wasn't good - if it was correct at one corner, then it was proud at the opposite, etc etc and no amount of correction / repositioning greatly improved the finished job. I hadn't heard of the glass manufacturer before which made me question it's quality. The mouldings were slightly proud at the top corners too which didn't look right.
The other screen I had fitted in an Omega was a genuine VX which at the time was quite reasonably priced, and I would in preference get another genuine one, but difficult now to find. The fit was perfect.
If I was ever to need a new screen again, it would have to be a good known make, genuine retainers and seals (now hard to get the complete set), and an invoiced job so I would have some comeback if the end result was not as good as it should be.
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