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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 05:51 PM 08/23/10 (CST)
Have any of you had to replace a piece of glass on your boats windshield?
I have found the glass for customers before but not for a new Taylor Made "Clear Curve" part.
GAWD what a pain. They really have you over a barrel. I thought I could save someone a couple bucks and decided to look around.
Taylor makes you buy both sides with framing for $750.00. Do they think the glass never breaks?
I had heard that they would send you a new piece of glass if you had the part#. Now they say you have to go through a dealer.
I stopped in at a few dealers while traveling and they never seem to have anything.
One that I had called a few days earlier said he had nothing and when I stopped in and asked at the parts desk the guy said he had a couple sitting in the back. Hows that for customer service. They wouldn't fit the boat anyway. I don't think I'll be calling in for parts anymore.
Anyway, I did find a place that will make a new piece of glass and am waiting for a quote. If these guys work out, I think I'm going to rep for them in this area.
It just shouldn't be that darn hard and frustrating to find a common part when it's not even discontinued yet.



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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 07:29 AM 08/24/10 (CST)
Update on the custom glass. $3800.00.
That aint going to happen. The search goes on.



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 08:13 AM 08/24/10 (CST)
Dont know what boat or windshield you have,but cant you (if your handy) Buy a piece of Lexon and do it yourself.Lexon is a brand name plastic or whatever the material is, it is expensive,and it can be got in other brand names.I have made snowmobile winshields with it.

Heres a site to check
http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/Lexan_Thermoclear_Polycarbonate_Multiwall_Sheet

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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 03:14 PM 08/25/10 (CST)
Dew2

Thanks for the info.
I am aware of Lexan and have used it in the past.
This is for a customer of mine and he wants the glass.
I had to finally go to my Lund dealer buddy and pay $750.00 for both sides. Lund wouldn't say why I had to get both sides but that's all you get for a choice.
I found out in my quest that a lot of windshield parts are thrown away.
If a dealer has to get both sides and only replaces one or has the extra old one; they don't want to take up room for storage.
I understand why someone wouldn't want to take up room but that's not very "green" or ecological.
Now where can I find about an acre of land for cheap? hmmmm smile smiley



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canvasman
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 04:34 PM 08/30/10 (CST)
I have a left side windshield for a 1950 Tyee for sale.



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