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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:06 pm    Post subject: Badly pitted widescreen Reply with quote

I've no idea how long my windscreen as been in but the low sun at this time of year is reminding me how terribly pitted and scratched the screen is. It's like it's been lightly sandblasted with the wipers on scratching some of the sand into lines.

I've never had this on any other car. I can't quite bring myself to replace it for this alone but the temptation is there. I've also heard it's a two man job and auto windscreens, and the like, can be a bit inexperienced at doing them.

Anybody else been in the same boat?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Call your insurance and explain you can't see through it. They'll most likely have a new one fit for you and you just pay the £60 or whatever it is. They did infrasilver's for the same reason.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Badly pitted widescreen Reply with quote

Ishay wrote:
I've no idea how long my windscreen as been in but the low sun at this time of year is reminding me how terribly pitted and scratched the screen is. It's like it's been lightly sandblasted with the wipers on scratching some of the sand into lines.

I've never had this on any other car. I can't quite bring myself to replace it for this alone but the temptation is there. I've also heard it's a two man job and auto windscreens, and the like, can be a bit inexperienced at doing them.

Anybody else been in the same boat?


I was in this exact position 6 months ago, i called the Insurance and explained that the light refracting off the small chips was blinding me and it was dangerous and they agreed to have it replaced. I wanted an OEM one and fitted by Porsche which they approved. I took it to Porsche, sent the insurance co the invoice and they refunded me within a few days.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'll be doing something similar soon as after my recent detail + new splitter it really shows the front end of the car up. nooo
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
Call your insurance and explain you can't see through it. They'll most likely have a new one fit for you and you just pay the £60 or whatever it is. They did infrasilver's for the same reason.


Was just about to comment on the above, give them a call and they will have it replaced.
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James M-S
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine has marks from the wipers too. I had assumed it was caused by previous owner not cleaning/changing the wiper blades when needed.

Dont know
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 19 year old windscreen is mullered. Think I'll make the call myself and see what they say.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, I must have been with the wrong insurance company then nooo

About 4 years ago I had an insurance renewal quote via email for my daily driver, a few days later I had a smashed rear window as some nice youngster smashed it with a BB gun. I rang the insurers and they said yes, covered with standard £40 contribution from myself and no affect on my insurance renewal quote.
Had it sorted at Autoglass, paid the £40.
Then recieved a new insurance renewal quote with an increase of £100 for the next year, overriding the quote I had recieved a few days before Hand

That was Direct Line, have since moved to Swiftover with Multicar policy, but now they are taking the proverbial with annual increases Sad so need to move again PC

The moral of the story is, make sure it will not affect your NCB or renewal premium and GET IT IN WRITING FIRST, then you have something to argue with !
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I first got my car the windscreen was scratched due to the wipers. I used a glass polish kit and replolished the whole screen. It was a bit duanting at first because you have to sand all the scratches out before polishing back, so the screen goes opaque.

It polished up great though. Super clear. this process won't really cure stone chips though.

[/url]https://glasspolishshop.com/index.php?_route_=glass-restoration-kits/diy-glass-repair/diy_automotive_glass_scratch_removal_kit_xnet_system[url]

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James M-S
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great tip Craig Cheers cheers.

Pretty nervous about doing it though.
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