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Perentie 4x4 Windscreen choices
« on: November 30, 2019, 08:50:46 PM »
About 3 years back on a western Queensland development road our windscreen got a "star". It was right up near the rear view mirror. Recently the windscreen cracked from top to bottom because of the star. Might have been a patch of cold air in a gorge on the Hume near Mittagong. I heard a noise but didn't see what caused it because it was around first light. I was on my way to Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest once again.

We were fortunate the crack didn't show up for so long.

Here are the options:

Local businesses sourcing from
http://www.nationalwindscreens.com.au
who stock...
A clear windscreen. $370 (not in stock - would need to put on a deposit for them to order it in)
A clear windscreen with a blue tinted band along the top. $370

or

http://www.obrien.com.au/autoglass
who stock...
A green tinted windscreen (and they have one in stock) $390

or

Land Rover Dealership windscreen
(?)


....all the glass options require the purchase of a new rubber seal MUC3733 to fit the glass into the frame.

The windscreen I wanted was the green tinted one so I have booked the job. I hope to get a photo or two.


« Last Edit: November 30, 2019, 08:58:10 PM by Carzee »

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Re: Perentie 4x4 Windscreen choices
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2019, 11:30:42 PM »
Great choice, simply canít beat the fast glass.

I have always wanted green glass for my 109 and in time itíll come.

Those prices seem a bit ordinary.

Iíll just get a glazier to cut all mine at the same time and fit it.

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Re: Perentie 4x4 Windscreen choices
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 11:57:04 PM »
I had a windscreen blow in on me as I descended ďSkylineĒ which is just north of Mittagong.

I wasnít going very fast as they were re-sheeting the high side lane, but I remember reaching around behind me to open a vent in the sleeper cab and heard the windscreen crack at that moment.

I then went to roll down the drivers window as the heat coming off the turbo and supercharger was frying me.

As the window came down about an inch, in it came, and just draped itself over the steering wheel, trapping my left hand and arm.

There was nothing I could do except throw on the brakes and hope for the best.

As I was pretty much 3/4 of the way down, where the road curves slightly left, across the witches hats I went, sending road workers running.

I then kept going straight, ploughing through the freshly laid gravel and off into the centre grassed area.

The road workers came running up to suss out what occurred and as they neared, I managed to kick open the drivers door and recover my gloves with my right hand, pull one on with my teeth, and was trying to wrestle the windscreen off my arm and because Iím right handed, I could only work towards throwing it over the engine cover and down into the passenger side wheel well.

Turns out, the owner of that truck got the 2 windscreens cut and the glazier cut them a bit too small, so thatís why it just exploded inwards after it cracked.

I did have another windscreen come halfway into the cabin a couple of years later, caused by kids throwing rocks and timber wrapped up in a bodgy old bit of tarpaulin, off a freeway overpass as I was heading into Brisbane at high speed.

A rock the size of a football came straight through and crashed into the back wall of the bunk.

Both times I was showered in glass shards which plague you for months, but perhaps the most noticeable discomfort was in driving the vehicles without a windscreen, for both times, Iíd been boiling hot one minute, then frozen the next.

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Re: Perentie 4x4 Windscreen choices
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 09:43:28 AM »
Well I have not had a windscreen come in on me. But plenty of time spent cleaning out smash n grab glass in Newie. It does show up for months.  Touch wood we haven't had a car done like that down here.

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Re: Perentie 4x4 Windscreen choices
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2019, 04:49:20 PM »
Well, I have a new front window. Its clear, and its made in china. They said that even the tinted one was made in china.

When I arrived the staff member showed me the tinted windscreen they had reserved for me and it was cracked across the middle. I looked it over and they showed me a tinted one with a top band of colour. I looked... but not for me. Thanks anyway... and it could be a case of having another try in a week's time with another tinted window.... or just go with the flow.

Cost fitted for the clear window was $350 all said and done.

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Re: Perentie 4x4 Windscreen choices
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2019, 11:10:23 AM »
Ross I also had a windscreen replacement in the 6x6 recently, 3 times the delivered glass arrived cracked, apparently  this was normal I was told.
The guy said all auto glass comes from china now as  Au has not manufactured auto glass for some time. Price was the same as yours and was fitted at home at no extra cost. Interesting that the 6x6 glass was no dearer than the 4x4. Dave.
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Re: Perentie 4x4 Windscreen choices
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2019, 08:42:41 PM »
That is strange that the larger windscreen is about the same price. But everything, more and more, Everything is Chinese. I ordered new wipers and thats more money to china.

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Re: Perentie 4x4 Windscreen choices
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2019, 08:13:55 AM »
I am thinking the price similarity may only be temporary while there are surplus stock and eventually 6x6 screens will be harder to source.   
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