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Retro fit OEM privacy glass - Transplant

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Tempy, Mar 17, 2013.

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    Hi all,

    I have been offered a fairly good price on a full set of rear OEM privacy glass from a broken A3. Is it possible to transplant if the original is carefully removed, or is the rear bonded and likely to cause problems?

    I obviously have no plans to attempt this myself, but could a decent fitter remove and fit or would a donor rear be useless?

    Thanks.
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    Yes it can be done, by a professional glass installer, I use Old School Windscreens in Chertsey or all my tints/glass, as even if they're nowhere near me, they're that good I'm willing to travel for.
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    Thank you Nigel. You've put my mind at ease and thanks for the recommendation.
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    Eva is the person to speak to, say Audi Nigel sent you over, she's brilliant as is her brother & there guys are top notch :)
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    Is the OEM Privacy glass just with tints applied or is the actual glass darker than normal?
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    It's darkened glass rather than applied tinted film. At least I hope so otherwise I'm going to a lot of trouble for nothing :)
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