720s Gorilla Glass

720s Gorilla Glass

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biondi

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87 posts

88 months

Friday 28th October
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Hi,

Currently looking at getting into a 720s, most likely an earlier edition (2017/2018) - but one I've got my eye on has Gorilla Glass. I love the look of these and the extra light it provides in the cab, but have heard about the potential for cracking.

The car I'm looking at suffered from it and had a replacement during the summer.

My question is, is this something that tends to be 'fixed' once it's been replaced or is it actually more likely to re-occur if it's happened previously, regardless of it being replaced?

Love to hear about your experiences!

Matt

TBCReece

1,328 posts

73 months

Friday 28th October
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Pretty sure I've read about repeat breakages on here so believe it's a re-occurring issue, with poor fitting possibly a contributing factor to that happening more frequently.

dave_Sw1

181 posts

202 months

Friday 28th October
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They did an update, which is essentially slightly smaller glass and bigger rubber seal, that said they can still crack but less common, I heard there is a Perspex replacement in development but not sure if thats out yet or not. cars without it are way darker inside though

964Cup

1,136 posts

221 months

Saturday 29th October
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I wouldn't buy a coupe without it. IME McLaren are surprisingly accommodating when it comes to out of warranty replacement.

scotty1

477 posts

200 months

Sunday 13th November
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A pal just got this done through his insurance £115 glass cover excess. McLaren quoting 6k plus fitting..

Oaky

137 posts

156 months

Sunday 13th November
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Insurer treats as impact damage rather than inherent fault?

GT3ZZZ

792 posts

154 months

Tuesday 22nd November
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If it's broken once it will break again. Underlying issue is usually poor alignment of the door so stress is created on closure.

Personally, I'd avoid

Rocketreid

549 posts

56 months

Tuesday 22nd November
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GT3ZZZ said:
If it's broken once it will break again. Underlying issue is usually poor alignment of the door so stress is created on closure.

Personally, I'd avoid
Not correct, but if you have personal experience then good to share it.

See the above post about the rectification that has been done

Webby88

4 posts

65 months

Monday 5th December
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biondi said:
Hi,

Currently looking at getting into a 720s, most likely an earlier edition (2017/2018) - but one I've got my eye on has Gorilla Glass. I love the look of these and the extra light it provides in the cab, but have heard about the potential for cracking.

The car I'm looking at suffered from it and had a replacement during the summer.

My question is, is this something that tends to be 'fixed' once it's been replaced or is it actually more likely to re-occur if it's happened previously, regardless of it being replaced?

Love to hear about your experiences!
Some are fine and others break/crack. Mine cracked due to stone damage but got both replaced through my glass cover on the insurance. Mclaren main dealer price was £7135

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TBCReece

1,328 posts

73 months

Tuesday
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Fairly sure a repaired/replaced screen does not fix the issue long term - read a few stories of repeat breakages on here

DRZ

95 posts

136 months

Tuesday
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TBCReece said:
Fairly sure a repaired/replaced screen does not fix the issue long term - read a few stories of repeat breakages on here
If it was a like for like replacement then maybe that would be correct but it isn't - McLaren have revised the part and the glass is now smaller and there's a much wider (rubber?) frame it sits in. I've not personally seen a single report of the new design cracking other than from external damage - but of course absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence...