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Replacement Windscreen

I had the unfortunate luck to see a stone hit and crack the windscreen the other day whilst on a motorway. Quite a small crack, so no problem. Called insurance co. and Autoglass were round the next day. The chappie said it was quite small and could repair so I agreed, especially as he said the windscreen supplied was aftermarket.

Anyway the repair didn't take and the crack has got slightly longer, so Autoglass are coming back to replace.

Question is (and sorry to rattle on) Do I insist on an original Alfa screen or do I fit an aftermarket part..?? Has anyone ever had to replace a windscreen on their GTV or Spider.
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Had one replaced on my 155, luckily one was available. I asked for and made sure it was origonal, as there is the little Alfa logo stamped on the glass.

Don't suppose it makes much difference really, just wanted all the windows to match

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I'd recommend original glass if they can do it, some aftermarket screens suffer from 'wobbles' in the glass.
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Its quite true that some aftermarket glass is poor quality.But having dealt with people in Autoglass`s technical dept,as a suppier,they take quality quite seriously.I would expect their glass to match the OE glass in terms of quality.Unfortunately it will more likely have their logo on it rather than Alfa Romeo.The important thing is that the fitter installs it correctly.If you can, get it installed at their depot inside rather than have a mobile guy do it outside.
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Don't Halfords do replacement wing mirror glass? I believe they can order in pretty much any shape for any car, I could be wrong, I haven't been in a Halfords for ages...

Failing that, try a scrapper/salvege place that specialises in Alfas or Italian stuff, you might just get lucky!
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