Broken glass window & skylight problem

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 18:55
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On our recent short trip, we had two small issues.

We noticed that we have a crack in the front window of our Coromal van (glass not perspex).

Does anyone have experience in replacing these - i.e. is it a relatively easy exercise. Or would we be better off trying someone like O'Brien Glass. Not even sure if they would do such a repair.

Our other small issue is with the skylight. The slider has become very brittle and has broken in a small part. Has anyone on the forum had experience with fixing one of these.

All your comments would be much appreciated
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 19:09

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 19:09
Try a Coromal repair place They have spares for lots of parts of the vans and can get them from the factory if you are prepared to wait.

My dealings with Obriens found them to be totally overpriced Got a quote for a screen of $525.

Got the identical screen locally for $220 fitted.

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Follow Up By: Evakool - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 09:09

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 09:09
Agree with the comment about O'Brien's, they originally quoted over $400 for a new front windscreen on a Kia, but they took all my details first so once they gave me the price they wanted to book in a time, I said no I will call them back.

Then called a few local places and had it down to $250 installed on site the next morning at 9 am, so booked that in.

O'Brien's then called back and said we have an overstock of Kia windscreens, we can do it for mid $300's, obviously still said no.

The funny thing is that is the second time we have got a quote from O'Brien's and the second time they have called back with a cheaper quote if we don't book in the replacement straight away.

Interesting sales tactic.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 19:37

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 19:37
Hi Bunny,

You have not said what part of the country you are in as that may colour the response.

I would try your local glass guys as they can cut and have tempered an new piece for you. This would then make it safety glass.

You could try a Obriens but might not be the best guys for that particular job. Failing that as was said, try your nearest Corimal dealer.
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Follow Up By: Bunny - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 21:01

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 21:01
We are now back in Brisbane, so certainly have options available to us.

And yes, as you mentioned, the Coromal dealer would not doubt be able to assist.

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Reply By: Bunny - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 21:00

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2011 at 21:00
Happy to say that we have actually found both items as spare parts at Camec.....don't know cost yet, but it's good to know that we have that as a fall back.

Looks like it pays to shop around, doesn't it, as far as glass repairs go.

Appreciate all your comments......Bunny
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