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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-28-2001, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone who is replacing windshield glass

I recommend going to Safelite auto glass.There prices were a lot cheaper than everyone else.The glass, and labor only costed 116.00.They even come out to your house for free and you get a warranty for the lifetime of your vehicle.I ended up paying 125.92 because of tax.Everyone else quoted me at 145-170.If I would have gotten a new gasket it would have costed another 50.00.I didn't need one though.I could have even got a safety inspection sticker for 10.00 [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I didn't take him up on his offer though cause I am broke.It only took about twenty minutes too.


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Re: Anyone who is replacing windshield glass

Yep. I replaced a CJ-5 windshield once, nerve racking. Let the pros do it.

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Re: Anyone who is replacing windshield glass

I broke the windshield out of my Jeep, I called Saftelite in the morning and they were out that afternoon, and fix it in about half hour.

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Re: Anyone who is replacing windshield glass

I've tried to remove the (good) glass from two frames ... broke em both!
I'll gladly let the pros do it next time ...

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Re: Anyone who is replacing windshield glass

Cake walk, don't know what everyone is doing wrong, done mine twice, no breakage, I just took my time, maybe I should go into the glass business. Later.

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Re: Anyone who is replacing windshield glass

Ditto on the recommendation to use Safelite. They stand behind their work and their materials. My windshield cracked driving down the highway two years after they put it in so I dug out my receipt and warranty papers. Yep, lifetime warranty. It was a stress fracture according to them, not caused by a rock luckily, so they replaced it for free. Zero hassle.

You can also drive into any Safelite and get your rear view mirror glued on for free, even if they didn't do your glass. A "public service" as they call it. Nice folks.

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Re: Anyone who is replacing windshield glass

I installed my own. I only payed $80 for the windshield, and about a half hour of my time. I used to be a bodyman, so this wasn't my first windshield install. I recomend that you give it a go yourself, it is harder to break a windshield when you install it, compared to removing one.

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Re: Anyone who is replacing windshield glass

As was just said, "it's easier to put them in than take them out". Amen to that! Somehow I developed a skill for glass at work. I take 2 to 10 windshields/backglasses out a day. !0 min. to 1hr sometimes. Jeeps are real easy. It's the curved,big as a bay window ones that are tough. Keep in mind that they are all glued in now, and it's as tough as a rubber tire.
Worst of all, it's not even supposed to be my job..........I'm just better that all the guys that are supposed to do it.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]


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