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Approved Windscreen Companies.

If you asked for advice, you would seek it from a reliable source. To go ahead without it is usually ill-advised. It pays to do your research. Due diligence. Just like asking for recommendations on a suitable restaurant, we trust the experience and opinions of others;...

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Windscreen Wipers

American inventor Mary Anderson is credited with designing the first operational windscreen wiper in 1903. In Anderson's patent, she described her invention as a 'window cleaning device' for electric cars and other vehicles. The windscreen wiper has since remained one...

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Insurance Won’t Allow Genuine Parts?

Are you insured with Admiral insurance? Have you claimed for a cracked windscreen? Did they allow a genuine - OE - replacement? Did you know about the three year rule? Admiral's guide [under Windscreen Damage] states: "If your car is three years old or more, we may...

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The Politics of Envy?

If you haven't passed a shop with a chalkboard displaying the message you might have seen it splashed across a viral message being passed around on social media: When you buy from a small business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third holiday home.You are helping a...

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A Motor Insurance Rant

Not all insurance companies are bad, but the ones I have dealt with recently represent the industry. I've insured my van with the same insurer (broker and underwriter) for the last four years. No claims, no convictions and not even an enquiry which could be classed as...

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Look Without Watching

  Why watching your windscreen fitter may not be a good idea.   The moment you have been fearing has arrived. You're about to have your windscreen replaced, and the thought of a stranger getting intimate with your car is making you feel uncomfortable. What...

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To See, or Not to See

    Now You See It... An illustration of Before and After stages of a typical windscreen repair.  Have you recently had your windscreen repaired? Were you pleased with the results? Was there a discernible between the before and after appearances of the...

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It’s Only a Joint?

      When butting up the PUR adhesive, most windscreen fitters are taught to run past the starting point and overlap the joint. This technique envelops the join, and is the easiest one to program the OEM robots with. Is this the best way? Why does it...

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Motor Insurance: Windscreen Cover

By law you must have motor insurance to drive your vehicle on roads in the United Kingdom. This requirement has created an industry which is currently thought to be worth an estimated £9.4 billion a year. In short, you need insurance, and the providers want your...

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DGC compounds

Windscreen bonding and sealing on vehicles has evolved at an accelerated pace. Although traditional rubber mounted gaskets and butyl products can still be found on some older vehicles, liquid adhesives, also known as direct glazing compounds (DGC) are now the method...

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OEM Glass via Insurance

It is widely thought of, that these 'price control mechanisms' which largely regulate the windscreen insurance claim values, act, in a significant way, to sell more aftermarket 'copy' glass and deny the consumer the benefit (and option) of genuine parts (OEM). The...

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The Consumer Cash Inn

There is a coachworks establishment  which is involved in the repair of damaged cars for a Porsche seller (amongst others). Some of the work they do requires the windscreen (or other glass) to be removed. The windscreen guys they were calling in were cheap. But the...

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