Windscreen Tint Colour Availability

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Windscreen Tint Colour Availability

Postby peteoddcar » Tue 10.10.2017, 19:29

I am in the process of having the screen changed under my insurance. Autoglass have told me that only green tint screens are available and my car has bronze tint.
A well known independent glass supplier has told me the glass is not available to order in any colour so suggests going to a Lotus dealer that holds stock - Autoglass have told me they are sourcing through the Lotus dealer network.

Has anyone had the same experience ?

Any ideas?
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Re: Windscreen Tint Colour Availability

Postby Simon_P » Tue 10.10.2017, 20:19

I have had a different experience with another old car. When I went through the questions they knew the full spec. and even that it should have a top tint in blue or green. Glass for classic cars is pretty much made to order it was Autoglass and I had to wait for a couple of weeks.

Let them do their job and hold out for a brown one!
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Re: Windscreen Tint Colour Availability

Postby John_W » Tue 10.10.2017, 20:33

Jeemy had two bronze ones for sale a few months ago, with an LEC discount:
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Re: Windscreen Tint Colour Availability

Postby peteoddcar » Tue 10.10.2017, 20:41

Thanks very much I'll follow up
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Re: Windscreen Tint Colour Availability

Postby theelanman » Wed 11.10.2017, 08:24

have previous experiences with Autoglass not resulted in a requirement for new 'A' pillar seals too.....
I seem to remember that the seals were not available at the time so it took ages to sort....
I cant remember who it was but they destroyed his seals trying to fit the screen
just a heads up.......
check what... and how they plan to do it........

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Re: Windscreen Tint Colour Availability

Postby theelanman » Wed 11.10.2017, 08:26

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Re: Windscreen Tint Colour Availability

Postby peteoddcar » Wed 11.10.2017, 21:45

Elan man !
Thanks very much for your input - a very good checklist indeed.
I met with two Autoglass fitters around the car on Monday and they took a look at the workshop manual pages and told their boss they will not even start the job until they have the A pillar foam seals, one guy has done an Elan before and is a classic enthusiast.
They seem genuinely keen to do a decent job - it remains to be seen if Autoglass will even take it on, as apparently they have a strict rule about using genuine components and it seems ( according to their procurement guy ) the only A pillar foams available are reproductions.
This feels like a get out to me - I will keep the forum posted on developments !
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Re: Windscreen Tint Colour Availability

Postby Simon_P » Fri 13.10.2017, 05:17

The last time I looked the A pillar seals were available from lotus. Are they saying that Lotus don't have any? A quick call to a dealer will confirm. Or are they saying that Lotus don't sell genuine Lotus parts (which can't be true)
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Re: Windscreen Tint Colour Availability

Postby theelanman » Fri 13.10.2017, 10:56

erm......
Im having a garage clearout and do have a pair of said seals......
just sayin.......
if youre stuck like.........
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Re: Windscreen Tint Colour Availability

Postby peteoddcar » Fri 13.10.2017, 12:40

Pm sent !
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Re: Windscreen Tint Colour Availability

Postby theelanman » Fri 13.10.2017, 12:55

you have mail.......
and links to the listed parts from the dealer...... :-D
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