Windscreen Cracked

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Re: Windscreen Cracked

Post by pbar » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:25 am

What a pain!

Have you checked with Pilkington's yourself Danny, just to make sure?

Some people on the net do seem to offer them -

https://www.heatedwindscreen.com/acatal ... 37ABZ.html

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Re: Windscreen Cracked

Post by D366Y » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:35 am

A pain indeed!

I've not called Pilkingtons yet - my two hour jolly this morning getting there and back means when I'm meant to be working means I'll have to call them a bit later today.

Saying that, I'm meant to be working now but.... :whistle:

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Re: Windscreen Cracked

Post by Allan mcl » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:14 pm

Hi Danny got mine through auto windscreen last year who got it from pinckleton.had same problem at first but resolved by them they said that they had made a number of them.

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Re: Windscreen Cracked

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:08 pm

Hi chaps.

I've known about this guy on fb but never contacted him before but seeing your issue Danny I contacted him today and this is his reply. Looks very positive for those wanting a bronze tint without the mirror bit :)


Hi Nick,



Our screens DO NOT have the mirror print and never have done.



They are MK3 size and we do them in heated and standard, we also sell clear and bronze options for the standard ones.



At the moment I only have clear left in stock, more bronze being made at the moment but we sold about 15 of them in the last couple of months so got caught short. My estimate is they will be back on the shelf end of May.



In short though yes we supply them exactly as you want them.


Thanks

Dan



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Re: Windscreen Cracked

Post by D366Y » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:58 pm

Hi Nick,

That looks helpful thanks!
I'm hoping to be able to get one before the end of May though - seems a bit of a wait! Worst case if it's not sorted I'll contact them but would have hoped it's fixed by then :(

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Re: Windscreen Cracked

Post by pbar » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:02 am

That's the same company I linked to in my last post.

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Re: Windscreen Cracked

Post by D366Y » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:06 am

pbar wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:02 am
That's the same company I linked to in my last post.
Thanks Paul, I'll have to look into it then if I can't find anything else

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Re: Windscreen Cracked

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:46 am

D366Y wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:17 am
They then told me that Pilkingtons apparently no longer make the correct screen (ie, bronzed and without rear-view pad)
Hi Danny,
According to Pilkington's website, they can manufacture classic car windscreens can be made to the customer's specific requirements.
Perhaps the fitters meant that they don't keep the screens in stock?

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Re: Windscreen Cracked

Post by D366Y » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:46 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:46 am
D366Y wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:17 am
They then told me that Pilkingtons apparently no longer make the correct screen (ie, bronzed and without rear-view pad)
Hi Danny,
According to Pilkington's website, they can manufacture classic car windscreens can be made to the customer's specific requirements.
Perhaps the fitters meant that they don't keep the screens in stock?

Andrew.
I tried calling Pilkingtons yesterday but the person I spoke to tried to put me through to their automotive department, transferred my call, it rung out and hung up on me so I didn't bother to call them back again!
I've emailed them and asked if they do in fact make and can supply the correct windscreen and am just waiting for them to come back to me so fingers crossed they can!

Thanks
Danny

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Re: Windscreen Cracked

Post by pbar » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:20 pm

D366Y wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:06 am
pbar wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:02 am
That's the same company I linked to in my last post.
Thanks Paul, I'll have to look into it then if I can't find anything else

Cheers
Danny
It's good to know that at least someone is making them, surprised at how many they have recently sold, as they mentioned in Nick's reply.

Good luck at getting an answer from Pilkington's!

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