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I have a feeling I know the answer but I wanted to confirm. 

 

Should I store them vertical or horizontal? Concerned about front & rear windshields much more than side windows. 

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All the auto glass company's I've seen store and ship glass vertically. As adawil2002 said with padding old carpet seems to be the norm but cardboard should do just fine for storage

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I suspected as much, but have been putting it to the test with my replacement windshield in a horizontal position.

It will be very disappointing if it changes shape and does not fit when I go to put it in.

The one in the car has so many dings repaired that it is apt to crack, so there will be no putting it back.

The way mine sits now, it is supported about a third of the way in from each side, on a soft pad... with a subaru windshield on top of it.

I may be doubly disappointed.

I will definitely come back to this thread and report my problems, if there are any.

Not sure when I will get around to installing the new one.

It is more of an issue with my dried out seal, than an eagerness to put the new windshield in harm's way.

Driving around now I feel like "bring on the rocks" because I have a spare new one. 

Hopefully it will still fit!

 

I will look for a good place to store it vertically... thanks to this thread.

Storing stuff responsibly can be difficult.

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Store it in whatever way it will be least likely to be damaged in.

 

As in, most of mine sat on a high, safe shelf for years, in a padded stack.

 

it seemed to suffer no ill effects.

 

Vertically, it was in real danger of getting whacked.

 

t

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whew. okay.

mine are currently in the back of an open poly-tarp carport.

weed-eaters are hard on glass around here (the moles spit rocks out of their holes = ammo).

I don't want to ding it before I get it installed.

I have taken out two sliding glass doors, a french door and a window with the weedeater. :unsure:

Luckily they were all double pane, so I can put off fixing them... along with my windshield(s)

 

Horizontal is MUCH safer where they are currently located.

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I removed mine a month ago and currently have it stored horizontally at the top of a shelf in my room. I never really thought of the windscreen creeping under its own weight in the horizontal direction and changing shape. Toby's experience above is def a reassurance. 

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He did say "...in a padded stack."

 

I would put a stiff pillow or something under the middle to help support it.

 

Rather than letting it sit on its outside edges.

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Mmmm, yes- mine were all face- down, nested, with packing material between them to spread the load.

 

Glass IS a liquid, but I think tempered auto glass is pretty resistant to sag.

 

t

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