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HELP with front windscreen

Sat 17 May 2014 04:46:45 PM
hi guys
I need some help my new micra k11 1995 needs new rubber and seal for the front windscreen .. I called O'Briens and they gave me a price ( $550)with new window as it has a small crack but I think it will pass rego so that is not needed right now , but I think it needs new seals .. has anyone have any ideas where I might get one from so I can put it in myself .....or if you know of the parts number

thanks Victoria
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Re: HELP with front windscreen

Sat 17 May 2014 05:41:25 PM
I had my windscreen replaced by O'briens. It was $560. I am pretty sure they are glued on and the bit around the edge of the screen is just cosmetic.
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Re: HELP with front windscreen

Sat 17 May 2014 07:27:10 PM
They are glued in so you cann't just put in with a bit blind cord or pop it out, you have to cut it out
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Re: HELP with front windscreen

Sat 17 May 2014 09:23:51 PM
$560? Christ. I got mine replaced 3 years ago for roady and was under $200 from memory. Guess its who you know
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Re: HELP with front windscreen

Sun 18 May 2014 06:05:53 AM
$190 with new seal is what I paid, the flare at the bottom of the seal can be cut off the old one and joined to the new aftermarket seal if you wish. Tell obriens to stick there windscreen where the sun don't shine
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Re: HELP with front windscreen

Sun 18 May 2014 04:27:49 PM
I used to do rust repairs, we used O'Briens for all windscreen work and their prices were generally pretty good, around the 300 mark if they were supplying the new glass, significantly less if they were removing or reinstalling glass. So I have no idea why the micra cost so much. Did a top notch job tho.
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Re: HELP with front windscreen

Mon 19 May 2014 08:29:08 AM
hey mate i used to work at O'brien where abouts are you located?

try and find the number of your local O'brien rather than the call centre and tell them a competitor (find a local one, i usually say novas) will do it for $250 can you match it 9/10 times they will match it!

o'brien is the best cos they don't slip the windscreen under the cowling we remove it and all replacements come with a life time guarantee.

hope this helps best of luck!
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Re: HELP with front windscreen

Mon 19 May 2014 08:53:39 AM
150 i was quoted but thats in dandenong so no help for you....
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Re: HELP with front windscreen

Mon 19 May 2014 01:33:21 PM
thanks guys I got a cheaper price with a local window guy in the next town only $300, I won't use the O'Brien they totally funked my mum Landrover and had so many troubles with them ...

cheers
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Re: HELP with front windscreen

Tue 20 May 2014 06:22:33 PM
I rang up the window doctor today ...$205 and they come to you ... very happy have it booked in next week
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Re: HELP with front windscreen

Tue 20 May 2014 07:42:49 PM
Thats a really good price. Are you going to be there while they do it?
I used to do rust repairs and the reason we used O'briens is cos they made sure the metal was sealed before they stuck a new screen on. When screens are cut out the blade will scratch the paint under the glue, if that isn't re sealed it can start rust under your screen. And cos 99% of cars with glued in glass have trim to hhide the edges you probably won't see it till its too late. Make sure they have a guarantee on their work..... more than 12 months... or watch them and make sure they do the job properly.
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Re: HELP with front windscreen

Wed 21 May 2014 09:27:49 AM
vicky, join the facebook group.

micra sports club australia.
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Re: HELP with front windscreen

Wed 21 May 2014 09:30:41 AM
thanks guy I will be here watching every minute ...