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 Post subject: Outragous Windscreen replacement costs
Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:27 pm 
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Hey Everyone,

I got a quote yesterday to have both my cars windscreens replaced.

O'Briens wanted to charge $300 each
Local guy wanted to charge $290 each
All places between Springwood - Bathurst wanted to charge between $250 - $335 each.

Surely there must be someone around Penrith / Blacktown that would want the business and willing to provide a decent price for 2 full windscreens.

Hope one of you can suggest a decent mob to deal with :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Outragous Windscreen replacement costs
Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:32 pm 
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Jims windscreens did my au for $185 less then a month ago. give them a call.
O'Briens wanted $355 for the same job, ridiculous

 

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 Post subject: Re: Outragous Windscreen replacement costs
Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:33 pm 
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Thanks au man.

I'll give em a call tomorrow
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Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:03 pm 
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I dont think a windscreen place in Melbourne is going to be much use to some one in Lithgow NSW?
Try Better Windscreens in Penrith on Peachtree Road.
That is who does my ones as a rule and they are normally pretty cheap.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Outragous Windscreen replacement costs
Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:05 pm 
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rofl, didn't even look at that.

I'll give the guys at penrith a call tomorrow (if they are open). What sort of ballpark have they charged you in the past?
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 Post subject: Re: Outragous Windscreen replacement costs
Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:07 pm 
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EVL098 wrote:
I dont think a windscreen place in Melbourne is going to be much use to some one in Lithgow NSW?
Try Better Windscreens in Penrith on Peachtree Road.
That is who does my ones as a rule and they are normally pretty cheap.


Haven't yous got Jims in NSW? There the people that do jims mowing, and jims cleaning etc. They got a professional inmost fields.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Outragous Windscreen replacement costs
Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:19 pm 
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Lets just hope they dont use a whipper snipper or a hedge trimmer to get the windscreen out !

 

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 Post subject: Re: Outragous Windscreen replacement costs
Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:21 pm 
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rofl.

If they give me a good price I don't care how they take it out :-P
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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:06 pm 
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I once called Jims mowing to trim the missus pubes....Apparently it was too scary and would require danger money if they did do it.
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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:08 pm 
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^^^^^^^^^^^ Geez you MUST be bored^^^^^^^^^

Anyhoo.. could ya post up the quote you get from Penrith?
It'd be interesting to see how much better than O'Briens they are

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Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:45 pm 
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Lol come to dubbo, Beno at Dubbo Auto Glass will do it for between 185 to 225 depending on rubber condidiotn.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:26 pm 
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lol theres a private guy near me he does it for $120
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Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:52 pm 
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EFFII wrote:
lol theres a private guy near me he does it for $120


I got my windscreen replaced today for 150 and i thought that was cheap....lol
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Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:59 pm 
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My most recent replacement was $175 from a joint near HighPoint in the western sub's of melbourne. O'briens quoted me $300 for the same job. They seem to be very pricey.

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 Post subject: Re: Outragous Windscreen replacement costs
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:09 pm 
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I've always gone and got my own replacement and paid 50 bucks to have it professionally installed.

If you take your time and use a stanley knife around the rubber, you can get the old one out if you are careful..

my tips:

1. Cut off as much of the rubber as you can get to.
2. Park the car in the sun in the hottest place you can find, and leave it for a couple of hours.. perhaps use a heatgun to gently warm around the rubber/sealant. (I never have but it might help)
3. put bums in both front seats and feet in big soft shoes on the window and ease the thing out as gently and evenly as you can.... it is fiddley but it does work.. you might crack one before you get good at it though as you are likely to get over eager and impatient and you really need to take your time.

Then call a window place and get them to put it in your car... I usually pull mine out before calling them so your quote is just to install a windscreen supplied by yourself into a car with no windscreen... cheaper that way...
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