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Widscreen Glass wholesalers in NW Scoland ??
« on: July 11, 2015, 11:46:07 AM »
Hi,
 
As the title says I'm after finding out who the windscreen fitting companies buy their glass from, pref in Inverness area ???
 
I'm happy to set up an account, or pay upon order, the fleets I look after these days include 3 Vito Minibuses, 4 Volvo Van Hool Coaches, 3 Sprinters, 2 Crafters, 2 BMW 5's, MR2, Fiesta, Hymer Merc Camper, 3 Shoguns, VW Passat, Landy Defender, Scudo Van, the Rally Car plus a few more I've forgotten LOL...........
So with the roads and winter gritting up here we always need screens !! 
 
I'm fed up with being ripped off by the local yee ha's.................
 
In 11 months I've had 4 screens in my Puma rally car..........last one was £200 fitted early this year, now the same company wants £340 and 2 other quotes are £300 and £265 !!
One local guy even had the audacity to bullsh!t me with " There's only one of them screens left mate, after that you'll not get another !! "
 
And all said and done, a lot of these firms don't do a very good job either, I've had one bonded in my Merc p!ssed, and told they're always like that, others that have leaked, and apertures scratched with rust starting.....................Only to get fobbed off with BS.
 
If I was in Leeds I could buy the glass for £100 and allowing a generous £20.00 for PU Glue and primers consumables etc that's £120, cost and less than an hours work. 
However that supplier won't courier them and I don't blame him, reckon they'd arrive cracked if my experience with couriers and 4 Mercedes radiators was anything to go by LOL !!
I have removed and bonded loads of screens in when I lived in England, and up here nowadays I always remove the cracked ones myself and touch in the screen aperture prior to the cowboys coming to fit them   ;) 
 
Rant over LOL,
 
Can anyone help here, obviously my local companies won't answer the question !!
 
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Re: Widscreen Glass wholesalers in NW Scoland ??
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2015, 19:03:11 PM »
I don't know if this can help you: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Ford-Puma-Front-Windscreen-NEW-Non-Heated-Type-/330954746704

Personally I would go for a lexan windscreen in rally applications.
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Re: Widscreen Glass wholesalers in NW Scoland ??
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 09:40:08 AM »
Thanks Paul,

but thats the other end of country to me.

MSA Rally regs will only allow Laminated Glass front screens, so it has to be a proper screen ;)
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Re: Widscreen Glass wholesalers in NW Scoland ??
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 12:54:06 PM »
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MSA Rally regs will only allow Laminated Glass front screens, so it has to be a proper screen ;)

Rubbish rule. This works fine if you have a windscreen with a rubber seal and can replace it in 5 minutes but its a expensive nightmare with a glued window.
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Re: Widscreen Glass wholesalers in NW Scoland ??
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2015, 08:31:07 AM »
LOL,

There is a load of rubbish rules regarding stage rallying these days, like for example seats and harnesses have to be "MSA Approved", and are dated, so after 5 years you must change them..................

My seats run out at the end of this year and I have done about 12 events with them...........still like brand new  :(

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