Windscreen protection

Windscreen protection

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oharedm

Original Poster:

120 posts

235 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Just had a rock smash my 488 GTB windscreen on the M40 last weekend, my insurance has just authorised a £4k replacement.
I don't want this again.

Has anyone experienced fitting the film supplied my Clearplex.

http://clearplex.co.uk

tyrrell

1,559 posts

174 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Yes I’ve had two fitted to different cars they have saved my bacon on several occasions, I paid around £400 each time, mine were both done by Reepsouthern at dunsfold. They will last about 18 months before needing replacement again, due to light scratching from windscreen wipers, if it’s a garage queen and does not go out in the rain it may last a bit longer.

oharedm

Original Poster:

120 posts

235 months

Thursday
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Thanks, did they fit ClearPlex. Can you notice it driving. Any optical distortions etc...

Ferruccio

1,532 posts

85 months

Thursday
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There’s also the Mr Myagi option.

A chap replacing a windscreen for me by the side of the road after it had shattered, told me that “all” you need to do is get your hand onto the windscreen as you see the stone coming.

If you can do that, the force is just absorbed through your hand.

I haven’t had the opportunity to do it since then.

He presumably could catch flies with chopsticks.

The Surveyor

7,444 posts

203 months

I'm confused... why would you pay £400 to protect something which is covered by most insurance policies with a nominal £100 excess? scratchchin

davek_964

7,538 posts

141 months

The Surveyor said:
I'm confused... why would you pay £400 to protect something which is covered by most insurance policies with a nominal £100 excess? scratchchin
I'm glad somebody else asked what I was thinking!

It is a pain getting a windscreen replaced - but it's not something that happens very often, is covered by insurance and doesn't generally even affect your NCD or cause a price increase on renewal.

oharedm

Original Poster:

120 posts

235 months

Fair point, but I would prefer not to have another £4k claim for a screen for quite some time. Maybe it is all factored into their premium but it is all hassle. Perhaps more annoying are screen chips that are not sufficient to require screen replacement.

Not decided what to do, I have watched lots off YouTube installs. Esoteric in the US does not recommend any screen films at the moment.

tyrrell

1,559 posts

174 months

Yes Clearplex used, I had three windscreens go in the space of about 14 months, believe me the insurance company gets pissed off with you.

MDL111

5,464 posts

143 months

The Surveyor said:
I'm confused... why would you pay £400 to protect something which is covered by most insurance policies with a nominal £100 excess? scratchchin
Well in my case it was not protected, and a 6k replacement bill - so had I known about this (need to check if TÜV compliant), I would have gotten it
I currently have 2 further windscreens with cracks due to stones (which I have not replaced yet)
Sounds great to me and need to look into this