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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:17 pm 
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Hiya!

Just on the side of the road & my windscreen’s shattered. I’m trying to source a new windscreen quite urgently please. Any help let me know!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:41 pm 
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Hi Kyle, Sounds like you had a Triplex toughened screen like mine. :(

I'll have a look in my loft but I think I still have a spare.
Trouble is I'm a fair distance from you.
P.M. to follow.
Cheers for now,
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:19 pm 
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I have a used clear toughened 'screen here in Stourbridge. £50.

Logistics will be your problem though...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:11 pm 
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Hiya,

Thanks for the offers! As I currently stand, I've managed (after 4 hours of phone calls!) to convince my insurers to fund a new windscreen if I can source one. They are showing as available on Rimmers, so I'm waiting for a response from them tomorrow on getting hold of one for me.

I'll let you know how I get on! If anyone knows where there's new windscreens, please let me know.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:08 pm 
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Someone on here has had them manufactured, but I've searched and better than searched and I can't find the posts. Good prices too


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Pilkingtons will make you a new one to whatever specification you desire


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:38 pm 
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Thank you so much for pointing me their way!

I've sent them an email to see if Pilkingtons can get something sorted for me. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:47 pm 
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Hello,

I have 8 used screens in stock, only problem is I’m in Belgium so it’s a bit of a trek to get it.

I have one N.O.S. Still in its original bag but that’s a keeper for my dolly (just in case!)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:03 pm 
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Someone on here has had them manufactured, but I've searched and better than searched and I can't find the posts. Good prices too.
That post by Robbo has been deleted is why you can't find it, no idea why, maybe he sold them all?

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I understand 'Robbo' was invited to declare their trade interest, as required by law of all trade suppliers. They were also offered an advertising slot in DM, but both were apparently declined. The thread disappeared shortly afterwards.

However, a deposit has been paid for the supply of tinted laminated 'screens that will be available to Club members for a significantly lower price than that previously offered by 'Robbo', with an element of each sale going to the Club spares fund.

I wasn't going to announce this until closer to delivery, which will be a couple of months or so hence, but circumstance perhaps makes it now timely. I'm sorry we couldn't get them in time for you Kyle.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:52 pm 
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Hiya!

Many thanks to you Shaun. Do you think couriers would be prepared to transport glass from Belgium? I'm beginning to wonder if it's an option.

I'm pleased that we will have screens in the future, but as you said, only a shame my windscreen couldn't have held out a little longer. What do you reckon, just keep using it until then maybe?! :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:59 pm 
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Kyle not wanting to teach people to suck ovoid shaped things......
Those glass bits will get everywhere and you'll be picking out of all sorts of nooks and crannies for years. Try to tape some broad sticky packing tape gently to the inside to try and prevent the bits falling inside when the inevitable happens. I'm sure others will have better tips. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:09 pm 
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I'm praying by not touching it, it will remain whole, then push it out with something like a big piece of cardboard once I have a new one sorted?! I hope?! What about weather?? It survived the 15 mile journey home on the back of a lorry at least!

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That's some sound advice you've been given there, those old toughened screens used to go with a dramatic bang and shower you in bits of glass that you'll be finding for years to come, so I'm impressed your's remains intact. I would be fully prepared for you to be left holding a tiny piece of glass as the rest dissolves around you in a Wile E Coyote style. I'd go with the suggestion of gentle taping with any kind of sticky tape and cling film, covering with old gloss paint (saw someone in a garage do that once) or at least a large sheet underneath to catch all the bits.

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Remember to cover the bonnet vents and protect all the paintwork.. Obvious I know, still...
And unless your seal was replaced reasonably recently have a new one to hand and some proper windscreen sealant. I use thin electrical cable to fit the screen, others use twine or rope. You'll need two people ideally.


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