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I acquired a small chip recently just below driver line of sight on my Evora.

Auto glass don't seem optimistic they can make a repair that I won't find annoying, so it looks like a new screen is on the cards.

Has anyone had one replaced recently and if so did they need to get the dealer to help with removing the front clam? 

Seem to be conflicting reports.

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I spoke to Bell & Colvill who recommended a company that know the Evora replace the screen as the front clam needs to be moved and re aligned after. Anyway B&C sent me a quotation with costs and their recommendations which I submitted to my instance company, Classicline, which was approved within 24 hours.

I believe B&C prepare everything and put it back together but use a specialist company for the actual replacement.


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Found the quote, my insurance company paid B&C directly so only needed to pay the £75 excess

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Thanks very much. :)

Sounds like I need to get in touch with Murrays in Edinburgh then.

Edited by snowman

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The factory use Autoglass I believe. 


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If you read the factory manual it really needs to be at a dealer for the job to be done properly as they need to replace the top and bottom seals as well as refitting the outer A post trim which Autoglass and the like will not have.  The windscreen company fit the screen in the middle of the process.

Edited by gregs24

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I had the windscreen replaced after a month of ownership due to a chip on the edge that turned into a crack.  Autoglass did the lot - they just got all the relevant instructions from Lotus via the dealer.  They had to do the replacement at their centre rather than with a van and it took about 3 hours if I recall correctly.  The biggest pain was the wait for a new screen from Lotus!

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20 hours ago, Bibs said:

The factory use Autoglass I believe. 

Autoglass :o 

I had mine replaced at the dealership and my insurance company were happy with that.

As with @planty the biggest problem was getting a replacement screen from Lotus. They had to take one off the production line!


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