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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:10 pm

Would you credit it I have booked my bx for her MOT on thursday 3pm. Today i pick up my son from school on the way home and a little road stone is thrown up by the car in front and sh*t I now have a 5 inch crack in the windscreen, so they are now cooming on thursday morning to do it but £50 isnt too bad a garage said they could do it for £598 if i didnt go throught the insurance which i nearly passed out at. :roll:
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:20 pm

More lucky people :) I once broke the windscreen on my F**d escort on the day I bought it! pressing the mirror on with a new sticky, look on the bright side though, your high miles windscreen will have had loads of tiny scratches on it, you may soon be able to see where you are going :)
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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:39 pm

funny you should say that but if the sun is in front it is like looking through frosted glass it is terrible and it had a big stone chip about 10mm in size but that is out of the swept are and has been there 5 years and i was planning to replace the screen next year. :D
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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:46 pm

Ah just remembered i am going to need a new club sticker when they replace my screen.
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Post by AlanS » Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:29 pm

Is that a typo.........598 !!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

I know of one guy out here who had one fitted by a windscreen glass company for about $A150 and a few years back we had one done in a CX for $185

598 UK pounds = almost A$1400. If that's a "don't tell the insurance company" price, how much do they charge them? :roll:
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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:42 pm

its not a typo £598 is what they said i was physically shocked by that. :shock:
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Post by mnde » Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:38 am

Feckin hell, if it came down to that I'd bloody attempt to do it myself (with the help of a mate). I recently got a GS windscreen for free (don't need it but it was going in the skip otherwise!), so it's not unfeasible that there will be some BX screens floating around.

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Post by AlanS » Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:24 pm

I've been wrestling with a BX screen rubber today and from what I can see, they wouldn't be hard to fit.
They appear to glue into position (Sikaflex?) and then the rubber just pokes in around the inside of the windscreen aperture more as a decoration than a seal.


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Post by ken newbold » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:41 pm

I've done a couple of them now, and yes, you have to be carefull not to damage the paintwork getting the old one out, after that its fairly easy.
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Post by DLM » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:28 am

Ken - does any of the interior plastic have to come out for screen replacement. Crack getting larger by the day.....
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Post by ken newbold » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:54 am

The professionals use a special knife and cut your old screen out from the out side, so no need to remove any interior trim.

You can buy the knife from any good motorist shop for about a tenner, it has a pull cord attatched so becomes a two man job, one to steer the blade and one to pull as it can be quite tough.

Cutting them out with wire is only recommended if you are getting a screen out of a scrap car, as it does cut the plastic in front of the dashboard.

Once out, heat your tube of sikaflex on radiator or something, it helps when refitting.
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Post by tom » Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:12 pm

When you are ready, David.

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:47 pm

I always put off screen replacement on the BX after seeing two blokes in Car Transplants attempting to cut one out using craft knife blades, there was blood everywhere, it looked like an abbatoir, that said I am looking at the strings on my guitar here :)
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Post by tim leech » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:57 am

Thats nearly as extortionate as the £600 odd Citroen quoted me for a new clutch on my 16V back in 1999! I had it done locally for £180, but they messed it up!

Why oh why are all these fast fit places so unreliable.