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Joako
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Need a new windshield

#1 Post by Joako » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:18 pm

Hey i just got a 216 GTi but it came with a cracked windshield and the crack keeps getting bigger. I need to replace it but the problem is that I live in Argentina and parts for foreign cars are either too expensive or impossible to find. If anyone knows a British website where I could get one please send me the link
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Re: Need a new windshield

#2 Post by Vulgalour » Tue May 22, 2018 10:22 pm

Sometimes, you can drill a hole in the end of the crack to stop it spreading. It's not a long term fix, but it might help it not get worse in the short term. Pilkingtons is the only company I can think of that might be able to help, they're not always hugely expensive.
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Re: Need a new windshield

#3 Post by RoverTD » Tue May 22, 2018 11:16 pm

Rimmers are listing glass but not sure they will send abroad
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID002734

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Re: Need a new windshield

#4 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Tue May 22, 2018 11:17 pm

Joako wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:18 pm
Hey i just got a 216 GTi but it came with a cracked windshield and the crack keeps getting bigger. I need to replace it but the problem is that I live in Argentina and parts for foreign cars are either too expensive or impossible to find. If anyone knows a British website where I could get one please send me the link
Thanks for reading.
Rimmer Brothers have the originals = see this web link: https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID002734

It's item number 1 - part code CMB10011. They will probably be able to organise international shipping as they have just started up a US division, but it will be REALLY expensive all together - probably more than the car is worth... :sad

Their international call-centre numbers are on this page - they're now open 20 hours a day, 7 days a week... https://rimmerbros.com/content--name-Customer-Service

On this page, it says for Argentinian customers, call the UK number - 00 44 (or +44, whichever you prefer...) 1522 568000.
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Re: Need a new windshield

#5 Post by montegoman » Wed May 23, 2018 6:34 am

The original post goes back to January!
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Re: Need a new windshield

#6 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Wed May 23, 2018 6:58 pm

montegoman wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 6:34 am
The original post goes back to January!
Well spotted. Hope he got sorted anyway...
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#7 Post by Rovertompa » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:59 am

Rimmers are not actually listing the screen for the Coupé, it's listed as NLA and has been for some time I think. It was NLA two years ago when I printed that page for another reason.
They have the screens for Tourers, Cabriolets etc.

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Re: Need a new windshield

#8 Post by 1234dist » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:03 am

still readily available, just call your insurance or any independent fitter
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