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Automotive Glass cut to size
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2021 2:29 pm    Post subject: Automotive Glass cut to size Reply with quote

We have just removed the windscreen from our wartime Commer truck as it is cracked, the door windows have been replaced with perspex at some point too.

I am trying to find someone nearby (Somerset area) who could supply and cut the glass but as of yet no luck.

Any of you chaps have any experience getting glass cut for vehicles?
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2021 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I wonder if someone at Winkleigh could help, after all they are in the west country and might well get their glass somewhere down there.
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2021 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75,

Can't you order the size you want from a windscreen replacement shop.

Over here I had a new windscreen cut for my Austin Seven and also my Chrysler just by taking the damaged ones in to a windscreen replacement shop as patterns. Then they either cut it, or got it cut and it only took a couple of days. The edges were finished very nicely. All smooth so that you can't get cut by it. Surely there must be something similar in the UK.

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2021 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you looked for plant glass firms, usually onsite service.
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alastairq



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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2021 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Autoglass?

A good local glazier ought to be able to supply automotive thickness, laminated glass cut to size?
[It's nice if the edges are nicely beveled and smoothed too?]

Autoglass will also etch a neat little kite mark in one corner for you as well.

But it may cost??
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2021 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any local glass supplier will be able to supply flat laminated or tempered glass cut to size.

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2021 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I understand, glass is first cut to size and the edges ground after that has been done it is tempered. Curved glass is more complicated.
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2021 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gents.

Its all flat glass and I have removed them to use as templates. I have had a google search of local glass companies and they dont list doing this sort of thing. But, a phone call talking to someone in person could change all that.
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2021 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A google search found the firm below who are in North Somerset, and cut toughened and laminated glass to size:

Better Glass
Better Kitchen Ltd T/A Better Glass
Unit 58, Buckingham Road
Weston Industrial Estate
North Somerset
BS24 9BG
United Kingdom
betterglass@betterkitchens.co.uk
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2021 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A google search found the firm below who are in North Somerset, and cut toughened and laminated glass to size:

Better Glass
Better Kitchen Ltd T/A Better Glass
Unit 58, Buckingham Road
Weston Industrial Estate
North Somerset
BS24 9BG
United Kingdom
betterglass@betterkitchens.co.uk
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2021 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has been a while since the phantom poster has shown up.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found a supplier of cut to suze laminated glass about 5 miles from where I work.

It notes laminated glass is most used in shop windows and schools, I take it that it would be fine for a windscreen?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It notes laminated glass is most used in shop windows and schools, I take it that it would be fine for a windscreen?


Laminated glass is my preference for auto windscreens. It must [I believe?] be between 4 & 6 mm thick.

Your glazier will know what thickness is permitted?
[The laminated glass windscreen for my Cannon trials car cost me a tenner!]
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a few glasses made over the years in the Midlands but on last order I was told the 5mm laminated, which is the preferred original size,was becoming very hard to source as a key maker had packed up, presumably low demand. So you'll probably need to accommodate 6mm in future.
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