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GU GRX Replacement Windscreen

Post by Clem » 18 Dec 2017 10:59

Hi guys, got a rock against the windscreen yesterday. Spectacular side plate sized circular crack just above my line of sight. Was like a gunshot going off. What options are there for replacement glass?

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Re: GU GRX Replacement Windscreen

Post by hugejp » 18 Dec 2017 11:34

Last time I checked, a windscreen was around R1000 at glassfit.

I had a similar rock incident & it was cheaper to just replace it out of my own pocket than to claim on insurance...
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Re: GU GRX Replacement Windscreen

Post by hugejp » 18 Dec 2017 11:38

Be sure to check the fitment of the screen surround as it can be damaged or refitted incorrectly causing gaps or a wavey profile that will let water sit.

If damaged its agents only! :doh:
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Re: GU GRX Replacement Windscreen

Post by JoshJ » 18 Dec 2017 13:15

hugejp wrote:
18 Dec 2017 11:38
Be sure to check the fitment of the screen surround as it can be damaged or refitted incorrectly causing gaps or a wavey profile that will let water sit.

If damaged its agents only! :doh:


The beading around the window and "Agents only is why I always use the isurance :lol:

The beading can also only be re-used once or twice.
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Re: GU GRX Replacement Windscreen

Post by mvcoller » 18 Dec 2017 14:41

Last time I had a windscreen replaced, I was asked by the suppliers if it was an insurance job.

"Yes" I said. The quote was R7500. My excess was R2500. This happened with 3 places I phoned. For the 4th place I said "No, I am paying cash." That will be R1000 the lady said.

I was there in a flash, just in case they changed their minds. It was from Commercial Auto Glass in Selby. That was about 6 years ago with the Terrano.

Last year, when I bought the Y61 Patrol, the windscreen was cracked. The garage owner could only get it in at PG Glass in 3 days time, through his insurance claim procedure. I told him to give me R1000 off and I went back to Commercial (I enquired by phone first!!) and had the windscreen on the Patrol replaced for R1000 as well.

Not bad, the same price six years later....

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Re: GU GRX Replacement Windscreen

Post by JoshJ » 18 Dec 2017 16:11

7.5 k what a rip off.

Its good to know they are so cheap COD.

I never pay in on my windscreen claims. Hence I never bothered to check.
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Re: GU GRX Replacement Windscreen

Post by Clem » 18 Dec 2017 16:21

Many thanks guys.

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Re: GU GRX Replacement Windscreen

Post by mvcoller » 18 Dec 2017 17:26

Josh,

My excess was basically the portion of the cost over my R5000 windscreen replacement cost limit......

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