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Topic # 161763 19-Jan-2015 10:45
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I need to get a new windscreen, and after realising I don't have glass cover on my insurance policy (a long story) it looks like I need to purchase one
But, since I have never purchased one before I am not sure if I go to somewhere like Smith&Smith, a local auto glass or go second hand.

Car = 96 Honda Civic and as far as I know there are no sensors on the windscreen that would need replacing

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Reply # 1217414 19-Jan-2015 10:57
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personally I would just go to Smith and Smith or Novus etc.  You would be looking at $300 to $500 for new.   Not sure on that car but probably glued in.   Secondhand if cheap enough and could get out okay without damaging then take to Smith and Smith etc you could save some but wouldnt be a lot.  Second hand would need to have old glue all removed and new strip glued in. So more time in preparation.

If it is just held in by rubber strip would be alot cheaper and worth while if can could good second hand.  But myself, i wouldnt muck around and just get a new one.




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  Reply # 1217463 19-Jan-2015 11:21
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I bet at 300-500 for a new windscreen that windscreen cover is looking like good value now :).

try these guys

http://www.aucklandwindscreens.co.nz/tag/used-glass/




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1217472 19-Jan-2015 11:28
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heylinb4nz: I bet at 300-500 for a new windscreen that windscreen cover is looking like good value now :).


All insurance looks like good value when you need it but don't have it.  :p

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  Reply # 1217483 19-Jan-2015 11:37
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My Paj failed its WOF with a stone chip a few years ago, but I had cover and Smith & Smith said the screen was bad enough to warrant a claim.  So a couple of hours later I had a sparkling new screen, and I was a happy bunny.  The very next day a vehicle in front of my on SH1 threw up a pebble, and cracked the new screen.  By heck I was miffed!

The crack is in front of the driver, but to high to fail the WOF, so it is still there today.

Any Southlanders here?  I believe stone chips is so common down there that a lot of drivers have headlight protectors, and a plastic deflector at the front of the bonnet.  I think they are also supposed to help keep bugs of your screen.

Here you go.  They are apparently called Bonnet Guards




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  Reply # 1217493 19-Jan-2015 11:58
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My Honda jazz got one for a grand total of $764.

Insured with zero glass excess of course.

I wonder if headlights are under glass ... Hmm ...




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  Reply # 1217516 19-Jan-2015 12:40
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sidefx:
heylinb4nz: I bet at 300-500 for a new windscreen that windscreen cover is looking like good value now :).


All insurance looks like good value when you need it but don't have it.  :p


Well if you have a red / orange / purple car then you need an amber tinted windscreen, not the normal green tint that other colours get.  These are 2-3 times the price of the green tint.  If you have an old car the windscreen replacement can be more than the car is worth.  Insurance cover is a no brainer in this case.

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  Reply # 1217622 19-Jan-2015 14:37
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WTF?? Really? That just seems bizarre. 

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  Reply # 1217623 19-Jan-2015 14:40
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I know someone who had an aweful toyota cavilear and they were so happy when they wrote it off for windscreen damage being too much to spend to fix.




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  Reply # 1217741 19-Jan-2015 17:12
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I have a blue tint across the top of my windscreen.

I was rather annoyed to find out I no longer had glass cover, but it is a long story.

I'll give a few places a call when I am able to and see what I need to save

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  Reply # 1217904 19-Jan-2015 21:51
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For what it is worth my understanding is that "glass cover" just means that the insurance company will repair/replace glass with no excess.  The fact that you have no glass cover just means that you will need to pay the excess, so if the windscreen is more than your excess is may still be worth making a claim.

That's my understanding anyway (I could be wrong).

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  Reply # 1217906 19-Jan-2015 21:52
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  Reply # 1217916 19-Jan-2015 21:57
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TLD:
Any Southlanders here?  I believe stone chips is so common down there that a lot of drivers have headlight protectors, and a plastic deflector at the front of the bonnet.  I think they are also supposed to help keep bugs of your screen.


Yeah you do get a lot of people down here with them, never bothered myself.  We have a few cracks in one of our windscreens, always passes the WOF though.

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  Reply # 1217917 19-Jan-2015 21:58
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TLD: My Paj failed its WOF with a stone chip a few years ago, but I had cover and Smith & Smith said the screen was bad enough to warrant a claim.  So a couple of hours later I had a sparkling new screen, and I was a happy bunny.  The very next day a vehicle in front of my on SH1 threw up a pebble, and cracked the new screen.  By heck I was miffed!

The crack is in front of the driver, but to high to fail the WOF, so it is still there today.

Any Southlanders here?  I believe stone chips is so common down there that a lot of drivers have headlight protectors, and a plastic deflector at the front of the bonnet.  I think they are also supposed to help keep bugs of your screen.

Here you go.  They are apparently called Bonnet Guards


Not many protecters around here, maybe a few deflectors on the bonnets, mostly on ford territorys as some come with them.

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  Reply # 1218168 20-Jan-2015 11:35
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Just replaced the race car windscreen recently.  Had to take the old one out for the roll cage build and given the scratching on it, was better to just replace it.
I have glass cover for it, but subject to policy excess (race car policy).  Windscreen, plus removal of old one and fitting of new one, at my home and at my convenience cost $450 from Smith & Smith.




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