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I need to replace my windscreen, and am looking at upgrading to a heated version.

After much searching on here, heatedwindsceen.com seems to come up quite a lot, but I can't seem t find any posts from anyone who has actually bought a screen from them.

I also came across a link that western posted to these guys thevehicleglasscompany.co.uk but there is very limited information in the listing, and at £85 +VAT it seems too good to be true.

If anyone has bought from, and able to give any feedback on the heated Defender screen from either of these suppliers, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Alternatively, are there any other suppliers of decently priced (<£150) heated screens out there that anyone has actually had experience of using?

 

Many thanks, Hippo.

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can look at mine tommorow and see what name is on it - got funny feeling its pilkington

 

from memory the wiring inc relay was easily £100 before screen.

need to replace mine after a lot of yrs, two wired dead so a slow to clear strip typical right in front of driver.  Paired heated mirrors off it and boy thats nice on 2003 td5 defender.

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Having done a little more research:

 

 heatedwindsceen.com  Price delivered is a few pence shy of £200. I do not yet know who makes the glass.

Masai & LR Parts are both coming in cheaper than this at around £175 delivered.

 

 thevehicleglasscompany.co.uk Price delivered £126.  The screen is produced by Nordglass. 

So the obvious question is, are Nordglass screens any good?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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we got a pair from headedwindscreen for my sons series and were happy with the ease of fitting and the quality of the glass

he would have liked them to work a bit faster and sometime I will run an additional heavy cable to reduce the volt drop a bit as I think it was 11.5 at the screen contacts even with the engine running

They are heated windscreens and they work, if I had more early starts I would be happy to buy a defender one from them

Previously my son bought a Pilkington screen for his defender from ebay which we fitted ourselves and I wired for him. Generally this worked well but we found there a couple of strands that didn't work and they were right in the middle on the drivers side

Hope that helps

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I recently had one supplied (but fitted locally) from these guys who came recommended. Well packaged, think I went with them as not many of the other suppliers would cover for damage during shipping. No complaints with it. New seal from them too which in my opinion was poorly finished at the join, they supplied a new one, no questions asked.

https://vehicleglazingspecialists.com/

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48 minutes ago, hxk494 said:

I recently had one supplied (but fitted locally) from these guys who came recommended. Well packaged, think I went with them as not many of the other suppliers would cover for damage during shipping. No complaints with it. New seal from them too which in my opinion was poorly finished at the join, they supplied a new one, no questions asked.

https://vehicleglazingspecialists.com/

From the part number on that site (7012AGNH) that would appear to be a Pilkington screen, can you confirm that this is the case?

Looks like the price delivered is £219.58

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Update.

Being a cheapskate I ordered from VGC thevehicleglasscompany  The screen arrived the next day, and the total cost delivered was £126.

The screen was well packaged, and suffered no damage in transit. That said, the courier did not seem greatly impressed when I insisted on opening the package and inspecting the contents before accepting it.

NewScreen1.jpg

NewScreen2.jpg

I did not measure the thickness of the glass, but when placed next to my old screen the new one was noticeably thicker.

My old screen measured around 5.4mm thick.

 

This screen has now been fitted using a new Bearmach rubber (11.50 from ebay). This has been further waterproofed by injecting a butyl sealant into the joint between the rubber and the glass, in an attempt to prolong the life of the heating elements.

 

The heating elements seem to work as intended, and the whole installation appears to be waterproof.

 

In conclusion: I am very happy with the screen / service from VGC and would not hesitate to recommend them, I would also happily buy another screen from them if the need arises.

 

 

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