Riding through the glen.

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Riding through the glen.

Postby clee » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:06 pm

£1500 for a rear screen now ...that's a 50% hike... Brexit?
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Re: Riding through the glen.

Postby BIG_MVS » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:35 pm

Isn't there a very affordable poly carb alternative available?
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Re: Riding through the glen.

Postby clee » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:48 pm

Why yes there is if you don't fancy a re-mortgage...It's never going to be OE though and it's up to owners but on a car that is still under 5 figures? Asking ain't getting mind.
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Re: Riding through the glen.

Postby stephendell » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:19 pm

Feel free to sell them cheaper if you can buy them for less. Basically there are none left and that was the last retail price from Renault. I had them on offer for ages and they all went so those that bought did well. Most people get their glass on insurance and a major windscreen company happily paid the price this week with a trade discount. Cost the owner nothing but the excess.

I had a quote for retooling and because it’s toughened glass not laminated the estimate to get them back into production was £10k.

When it’s gone it’s gone and remanufacturing is not a solution as you end up with an inferior part that generally costs even more.

Best look after those rear screens.
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Re: Riding through the glen.

Postby stephendell » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:22 pm

If you’ve got an A610 check out the price hike from Porsche for the driving lights...
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Re: Riding through the glen.

Postby mettersl » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:18 pm

Come on Steve...tell us...
Bosch stopped making them in 2014 so they are all old stock now...

Is there any reason why you couldn’t use a laminated screen at the back too if the tooling is cheaper?
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Re: Riding through the glen.

Postby stephendell » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:32 pm

mettersl wrote:Come on Steve...tell us...
Bosch stopped making them in 2014 so they are all old stock now...

Is there any reason why you couldn’t use a laminated screen at the back too if the tooling is cheaper?


Around £700 each. So £2k to change the fog lamps and indicators on an A610. I’m going to cover mine with protection film if I ever drive it again.

We actually discussed doing this but apparently drilling holes in laminated screens is a big no no as opposed to toughened. I would have thought it was the other way round.
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