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Old 11-07-2007   #1
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windscreen replacement

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A bird chose to end up its life in the windscreen of my B.
The windscreen is still in place with a big chip and some cracks, one becoming longer and longer.

Do you recommend to have it replaced by Fiat or by a specialised glass replacement company (like Autoglass for example)? Which one is more likely to make a good job, with an original windscreen and in a reasonable time? Thanks for sharing your suggestions or experiences.
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Re: windscreen replacement

I got mine done by autoglass they done a really good job , done the job at my workplace , claimed off my insurance 50 excess for glass replacement does not affect your no claims hope this helps
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Nice to read that you had a good experience with autoglass. I will go for them.

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Re: windscreen replacement

Autoglass can be a bit hit n miss but I had a good service from them when they did the BMW.
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Re: windscreen replacement

pulling up this old thread i wonder if the B windscreen stil available from autoglass or carglass ? do they make it anymore ? does someone replace it recently ?
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Re: windscreen replacement

We had ours replaced by Autoglass in July 2017. They also replaced the windscreen surround rubber.

I personally chose to do the prep work (wiper removal, valance removal, etc) *before they* arrived. If you do that they will not put back what you took off for obvious reasons.

Perfectly happy with the result.
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Re: windscreen replacement

There's a crack in my screen about a foot long ,doesn't encroach the

wiper swept area ,thus not an MOT fail and doesn't increase in length too

often.

As it's not on my side and I'm gradually covering it with vignettes ,not going to

get a screen change any time soon.....
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Re: windscreen replacement

ok ! i was concern about being dificult to get a new one ... so it seems they still make them and they are available !
thank you for the reply .
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Re: windscreen replacement

Quote Originally Posted by Barchetta Bloke 440 View Post
There's a crack in my screen about a foot long ,doesn't encroach the

wiper swept area ,thus not an MOT fail and doesn't increase in length too

often.

As it's not on my side and I'm gradually covering it with vignettes ,not going to

get a screen change any time soon.....
Better to get it done before it becomes a problem? i.e. glass no longer available or it fails MOT!
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