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 Post subject: Cheap Windscreen replacement Geelong area
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:10 pm 
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Need a new windscreen for a roadworthy (apparently!), does anyone here know the cheapest way of going about getting one? I read into repairs but looks like they won't touch mine as it's old and too close to the edge. So, would you recommend I take my one out and get someone to come to me and replace it? Or is that too much of a pain in the a** (I've never done it, so not sure what's involved)
Windscreen is from an NA Fairlane
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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Windscreen replacement Geelong area
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:35 pm 
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Shop around for best price..should be able to get a new one fitted for under $200...stay away from Obriens unless you want to get ripped off.
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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Windscreen replacement Geelong area
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Glass must be cheap at your end of the country. At the prices you pay for the glass here, they would be charging you $10 for fitting at that price.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Windscreen replacement Geelong area
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:38 pm 
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remove and replace about half to 1 hr,can be done at your place or work car park,1-2 hrs to set sealer,cash talks.thats what my guys do,mobile,car yards,dealers and private,book a time.my last one was in my work car park,had 5 at home and mates places.find one that does car yards and get a quote,i cant give prices as they vary in areas.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Windscreen replacement Geelong area
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:40 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
Glass must be cheap at your end of the country. At the prices you pay for the glass here, they would be charging you $10 for fitting at that price.

depends on the screen cost,70 bucks for 30 min if they are good,R and R

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Windscreen replacement Geelong area
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:56 pm 
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Shop around up here and you might get one fitted for under $300.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Windscreen replacement Geelong area
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:14 pm 
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i paid $170 for a bloke come to my work and do mine about a month ago, took him no more than half hour, that was in altona.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Windscreen replacement Geelong area
Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:06 am 
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Thank for the replies people :)
hans hartman - When you mention finding one that does car yards, do you mean they source one out from a wrecker? Or do I do the sourcing out?
teeroy - Was that for your EL? Would it be much different for an NA do you think, being an older car and old?
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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Windscreen replacement Geelong area
Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:48 am 
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McLeod wrote:
Thank for the replies people :)
hans hartman - When you mention finding one that does car yards, do you mean they source one out from a wrecker? Or do I do the sourcing out?
teeroy - Was that for your EL? Would it be much different for an NA do you think, being an older car and old?



Seriously dude, just pick up your bloody phone and call. No one on here is going to be able to do it for you or tell you exactly what it going to cost.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Windscreen replacement Geelong area
Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:37 pm 
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McLeod wrote:
Thank for the replies people :)
hans hartman - When you mention finding one that does car yards, do you mean they source one out from a wrecker? Or do I do the sourcing out?
teeroy - Was that for your EL? Would it be much different for an NA do you think, being an older car and old?

brand new screen fitted

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Windscreen replacement Geelong area
Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:02 pm 
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Needed a windscreen for my sister's Saab about a month ago..called Obriens,quoted me $700,said it needed special rubbers.Called National Windscreens, they said $180 fitted with lifetime warranty.No prizes for guessing who I got to do it.....As stated above,shop around for best price.
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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Windscreen replacement Geelong area
Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:25 am 
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Hi,

I have had a few windscreens from O'Brian for a fleet car and all were faulty. Cheap Chinese rubbish with distortion on the passenger side. Price was over the top also.

Regards 96ELGli

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Windscreen replacement Geelong area
Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:38 pm 
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That sucks 96ELGli. So not only are they ridiculously priced, their windscreens are rubbish anyway? Haha, what a dodgy company.
I got my windscreen a while ago now, paid $180 fitted. I'm unsure of where it was from now though. Somewhere in Geelong.
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