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Hi

I have an R8 Gt with a polycarbonate rear window. This had some existing delamination at the top from sun damage.

Last week I had the car valeted and despite letting them know that it had a polycarbonate rear window I now have pitting across the whole window from overspray of whatever was used on the car.

Does anyone have any thoughts or solutions beyond the valeter’s insurance and getting a new rear window ( a snip at £4913.31p)?

Many thanks in advance
 

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We have a complete carbon GT rear hatch with the window included for £4,000
We can also ge you the new polycarbonate glass only for £2,000

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We have a complete carbon GT rear hatch with the window included for £4,000
We can also ge you the new polycarbonate glass only for £2,000

Kind regards
Hi Thank you for your reply. The polycarbonate glass for £2000 is that an OEM part Can you please post a picture?
if that is a problem I can post my email or contact you directly.
 

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Does anyone know the weight difference between the standard aluminum/glass hatch and the carbon/poly GT hatch? I’ve asked multiple sources and no one can give me an answer.
 

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Saw it today whilst I was looking around and now can’t find it. It was in an American article and i believe it was 10lb lighter. I don’t think the American spec had polycarbonate due to legislation. Also the rear window on the polycarbonate is a different size the the standard v10. I hope this helps.
 

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Standard rear hatch
The glass window itself weights 8.9kg.
The standard rear hatch frame weighs approx 8.2kg

GT rear hatch
The polycarbonate window weighs approx 2.0kg
The carbon rear hatch weighs 5.3kg
 

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Thank you for those numbers. Pretty nice drop on the rear.
 

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The USA rear window on the GT is glass. Maybe you could source one of those and eliminate the troublesome polycarbonate.
 

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Hi

There are three windows,
1. standard,
or 2. China E4A this 42B845501A and
3. that of the GT with 42B845501B.

Tom
 
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