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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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I can see clearly now

the glare is gone.

I looked into getting my 23 year old windshield replaced and was pleasantly surprised. The total bill was $216, a small price to pay. They replaced all the existing stickers inculding the original factory signature sticker. It was like getting cataract surgery for the car. I urge all of you who drive older cars of any make to look into it. It is surprisingly affordable and you will wonder why you didn't do it years ago.

Mine was 560SL. A gent with a Toyota SUV of some sort left at the same time. His bill was $240. Glass America the company.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 10:16 AM
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I can get way bigger windshield for my Superduty pickup for $150 and they will come to my home to do it.
But if you have a windshield with heat strip and antenna - you are going into 4 digits.
Living in 4 seasons in the past, with sand on the road during winter -I was forced to replace windshield every 3 years, because of microchips on the surface, that when invisible to bare eye -would not allow wipers to make clean surface.
In CA 10 years old windshield are still good.
Make sure you get OEM windshield. I used to own a W210 where PO replaced the windshield with aftermarket and it had some blur just in the line of driver view. Something I could not realize for some time, but I was getting eye pain after some driving.

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I can't argue with new glass but every time I have had a windshield replaced there was a leak somewhere. That scares me away from doing it unless absolutely necessary. We have a state safety inspection here and the car will not pass if there is even a small chip from a rock in the driver's line of vision. So far I have been lucky and mine still pass even though there are a couple of small chips. One I had repaired and the other I'm watching.

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