Waiting on a 12c Windscreen from Autoglass

Waiting on a 12c Windscreen from Autoglass

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Abacus21

Original Poster:

86 posts

16 months

Friday 16th September
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Anyone had experience with this?

They are waiting on a supplier to McLaren to provide them the windscreen and its been over a week.

As far as I was aware the glass is only available to McLaren not 3rd parties.


s2000db

1,053 posts

134 months

Friday 16th September
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Be careful with Autoglass, even when you have it in writing that they will supply an OEM screen, they still tried to supply me with a cheap copy.
They took about 6 weeks to get me an original screen, but even the dealer couldn’t source one quickly. That was for a Urus btw.

Abacus21

Original Poster:

86 posts

16 months

Tuesday 20th September
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To be frank I just want any windscreen and perhaps a non oem one will be slightly thicker and last longer.


m4tti

5,171 posts

136 months

Tuesday 20th September
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My main problem with Autoglass is the standard of their work.

My wife’s brand new GLC was delivered with a crack in the screen. Dealer sent autoglass, who proceeded to mount the windscreen crooked. You could get the thickness of a pound coin in between the glass and roof line on the passenger side, and a 5p in the same gap on the drivers side. So had to be replaced again.

On my Range Rover they snapped the mounts on the windscreen pillar trim, which then chattered away and subsequently blew away on the motorway.

Utterly hopeless…

s2000db

1,053 posts

134 months

Tuesday 20th September
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s2000db said:
Be careful with Autoglass, even when you have it in writing that they will supply an OEM screen, they still tried to supply me with a cheap copy.
They took about 6 weeks to get me an original screen, but even the dealer couldn’t source one quickly. That was for a Urus btw.
I doubt it, the cheap copy they tried to install, turned up cracked.. lol.

av185

16,323 posts

108 months

Tuesday 20th September
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Can't imagine why anyone would be happy with all the downsides of a non OEM screen which will be an inferior product probably won't fit properly will affect your warranty and will reduce the value of your car.

Abacus21

Original Poster:

86 posts

16 months

Thursday 22nd September
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It does seem counter intuitive. However in the merciless drive to loose weight - I think it was 5% from every part the windscreen was inferior by being so thin.

The UK roads are full of debris, chips, stones, sticks and much more. Motorways even have mini trees growing in the central reservation. All of these are possible to hit the windscreeen and cause a crack / chip.

Maybe in Europe a thinner screen is possible. But not in the UK.

Chris Sideways

409 posts

233 months

Thursday 22nd September
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I literally just had one fitted by AutoGlass in my 675LT yesterday after a 4 week wait. Just popped out to the garage and it’s got a crack starting in it already ffsfrown

Abacus21

Original Poster:

86 posts

16 months

Saturday
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There is service bulletin that there needs to be some flex in the bond with the glass and monocoque. The bead doesnt need to be super thick.

I checked with them and they have ordered the A trims and a 3rd trim I dont know what that is which also needs to be replaced.


Abacus21

Original Poster:

86 posts

16 months

So I went today to get the new windscreen installed.

When they took out the old one that was installed by McLaren they showed me how messy the adhesive was. It was thick on one side and thin on the other.

Anyway story doesnt end. All ready to leave , then I notice a band of distortion in the screen. Seems the new McLaren OEM screen is a bad due to what seems a manufacturing fault.

So they need to order another one and we need to start all over again.

The drama continues. Sometimes I wonder is the McLaren worth the time it consumes from me.