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Bang! on the way to work this morning windscreen cracked.

Who would you use to get the job done properly to Lotus spec?

Anyone had pattern glass fitted that is suitable for the Esprit,or is it Lotus part only with the black border and tint to the top .

any advice appreciated thanks dave

Dave Hopwood

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Got to be a specialist. The windscreen is bonded using spacers. I've seen the RAC amateurs glue the screen in without, with the body flex you get in a fibre glass shell (remember the chassis is a backbone only), this means the screen cracks soon afterwards even though it may look like a good job initially.

Use a specialist. I used Paul Matty for mine.




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Hi David,

Have you had your screen replaced? Who did you use and would you recommend them?

Mine needs replacing again after they left out the spacers the first time and it has cracked as predicted above. Monkeys!

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Hi Chris,

Yes the windscreen was replaced on 21/04/08.The company I had do the job are called Car&Commercial Glazing Ltd they are based in Rochdale lancs tel no 01706 631558 the man to speak to is Mick.They are a family run firm who specialize in Lotus,Astons,Ferraris ect,all of the fitters are timeserved guys with 10years+.I dropped my car off at 8am they had it ready to collect by 5pm with the interior left clean and valeted,the fitting and finishing trim all appear to neat and tidy with no problems to date.

Early days yet and I suppose only time will tell but for now it's a thumbs up for this company.

cheers dave

Dave Hopwood

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I wouldn't use mass screen installers like autoglass as much as I wouldnt use local garages for services. This isn't to say these companies are not skilled but we all know esprits need specialists. I use Sinclaires of London for everything (windscreen replacement 02/07/08 - they wanted it for 24 hrs to make sure it bonded correctly). They are 70miles from where I live and I drive past a Lotus main dealer at 30 miles. My car had a checkered history until these guys sorted it, now i just drive it as hard as I can. Speak to Wayne (director) or Andy for a first class service - these people speak Lotus & I couldn't recommend better.

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