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Rear Window Replacement?

Post by kkkrisss » Wed 23 Jul, 2014 14:13

It seems I need a replacement window...

I have checked some of the old threads but decided to get a more recent opinion,

Where is the best place to buy a rear window replacement?

different opinions about this guy - http://www.cabrio-heckscheibe.de/

Has anyone purchased from him recently?

OEM seems quite expensive but if there is no alternative I will have to purchase an original one...

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Re: Rear Window Replacement?

Post by lordhelpus » Wed 23 Jul, 2014 19:46

Yeah got mine from him... It went in fine not as good as OEM but it's not OEM money?............oh,, and congratulations on winning the world cup.
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Re: Rear Window Replacement?

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Re: Rear Window Replacement?

Post by Rafolian » Thu 24 Jul, 2014 08:09

I fitted one of these earlier this year (took about 45 minutes). Thinner material than the original, but no need to get out when hood is half way down to make sure fold is straight and living in Spain the hood is up and down virtually every time I use the car and all is still fine. For 72 quid it's a bargain and if I only got 2 years out of it I would be happy (though I suspect it will last longer than that!).

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Re: Rear Window Replacement?

Post by kkkrisss » Thu 24 Jul, 2014 08:31

Rafolian wrote:I fitted one of these earlier this year (took about 45 minutes). Thinner material than the original, but no need to get out when hood is half way down to make sure fold is straight and living in Spain the hood is up and down virtually every time I use the car and all is still fine. For 72 quid it's a bargain and if I only got 2 years out of it I would be happy (though I suspect it will last longer than that!).
is this incorrect folding happening only with original windows? I always thought it comes down to correct fitment of the window?

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Re: Rear Window Replacement?

Post by Southernboy » Thu 24 Jul, 2014 08:37

I get the impression that the "sewn in" variety are the windows that give a problem when folding down. Perhaps this has something to do with the greater or lesser flexibility at the circumference with or without a zipper. Also, I would imagine a thicker window plastic will be less likely to bend as required. :?: :?:
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Re: Rear Window Replacement?

Post by Koolflyer » Thu 24 Jul, 2014 09:10

I had a new non OEM rear screen fitted late last autumn. The only annoyance I have found is that every time I lower the top I have to stop half way (as Rafolian stated) and make sure the screen is folding in the horizontal so it lays correctly. Failure to check this will result in a partly vertical fold and so creasing and wrecking the plastic. I queried this with my upholster chap who said given time the plastic will memorize which way to fold, however 7 months later and some pretty warm weather I'm still needing to help it. The reason for this is apparently the new screens come together in a tube rolled up vertically (perhaps to save space?), which is the opposite to what is required, at least on a Z3! :? Something to bear in mind when you fit a new screen yourself.
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Re: Rear Window Replacement?

Post by frog farmer » Thu 24 Jul, 2014 09:30

It may be worth checking if you have replacement windows on your insurance policy, a friend of mine over here had one replaced in his hood free of charge by the BMW main agent !

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Re: Rear Window Replacement?

Post by GizmoZed » Thu 24 Jul, 2014 23:19

kkkrisss wrote:It seems I need a replacement window...

I have checked some of the old threads but decided to get a more recent opinion,

Where is the best place to buy a rear window replacement?

different opinions about this guy - http://www.cabrio-heckscheibe.de/

Has anyone purchased from him recently?

OEM seems quite expensive but if there is no alternative I will have to purchase an original one...

Hi Kris,

Got one from this company earlier this year. Supplied with zipper and is easy to install if you have a someone outside the car supporting the screen while you zip it in place. Good quality and looks great.

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Re: Rear Window Replacement?

Post by kkkrisss » Fri 25 Jul, 2014 06:45

thanks everybody for the feedback.

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