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I guess it is time to replace the windshield on my 300se--now that I have it running good. The windshield is not broken, just very pitted or "sand blasted". When I used the wipers, it sounds like they are going over sand paper. What can I expect to pay to have this done?? Any stories or experiences in this area??
 

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Get PPG it's the best on the market at this point.

MB uses it as their factory replacement glass, can't get the Sekurit anymore...

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I had my windshield replaced not more than 45 days ago. The manufacturer is Pilkington and I am extremely pleased. They cater to "classic" cars as well. My cost was $228, glass and labor. It is identical to the OEM, right down to the "black dots" on the base of the shield.

Gary
 

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I had the windshield replaced on my 1990 560 SEC a couple of months ago. Cost me $275 and it looks great.
 

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I recomend PPG after years of experience trying other manufactures glass. As such, I have found that the 'lesser' brands tend to sand blast easier/quicker then PPG or Sekurit.

I also shared a house w/ a fellow who's father owned quite a few auto/home glass repair shops, when I asked him who to go w/ he recomended PPG, no question.

Jonathan
 

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Thanks guys for the "real figure" amounts!!! I am breathing a bit easier. A MB supplier in the midwest listed them for $495.00 plus shipping and $75.00 for the gasket. Were your installations done at a body shop, national glass chain, dealer, or.........??
Thanks again,
 

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$75 for the gasket?! Umm, what gasket - it's just a bonded screen. The glue costs $10 from any motor part store.

I can't remember what I paid for a windscreen - about 60 pounds I think from a breaker yard - heat it up carefully with an air gun to soften old glue (or use the electrical windscreen heater apparently built into Mercs - I never did find the terminals), out pops the old one - in goes the new with a bit of goo. About an hour and a half at the most DIY with two people. Re-fit trim and leave it to set overnight.
 

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Awwww no more Sekurit[:(]. I don't know why but I love that glass. I wonder why you can't get it anymore. It was my understanding that mercedes still used Sekurit glass. I remember on the the w140s they used the dual pane sigla plus, but I could have sworn they went back to sekurit.
 

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I used Diamond Glass, but have no idea whether they're just local (Philadelphia) or part of a chain.
 
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