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I got a crack in my windshield yesterday and called my insurance company to set up the replacement. They're coming out to my work today to replace it....supposedly.

Anyone want to place bets on whether or not they call me sometime today to tell me that they don't have a 2002 windshield, gasket, seal and lockstrip in stock?

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I bet $20.02 that they don't have those parts,

and when the rust in the lower corners is discovered . . . . . . .

to be cont.

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I bet $20.02 that they don't have those parts,

and when the rust in the lower corners is discovered , . . . . . . .

to be cont.

That rust wont even slow them down. if they do come up with an aftermarket seal they will put it in right over the rust and say thank you. sorry but ive had horrible experiences with mobile glass installers. i hope your situation turns out differently but i would be there supervising if i were you

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I just had mine replaced this week. I bought the OEM seal in advance and my lockstrip was about 3 years old so i opted to re-use it. They quoted 300.00 installed. Of course there was some rust underneath. They called me over to look at and they said they could wire brush / sand and seal the affected areas and it would take an extra day to let things dry before install of the glass. I checked up on them later in the day and things looked pretty good. The bill was still 300.00.

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gasket; it won't fit and they'll probably crack the new windshield trying to make it fit.

Ask me how I know this...took our local (otherwise very good) glass shop three tries with the aftermarket gasket until they finally took my advice and ordered a factory one from Max on overnight...this after they had my car five days and were a little embarrassed. Bet they'll listen the next time (and there will be a next time!)

cheers

mike

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where do you find clear glass instead of green tinted glass. Mine's got clear and the glass place I went to said green tint was "factory"

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i just bought one...

ive got 3 quotes...262$/360 installed

192$

150$

i bought the last one...will pick it up in few minutes. i think it is very cheap price.

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where do you find clear glass instead of green tinted glass. Mine's got clear and the glass place I went to said green tint was "factory"

clear is still available from the dealer. they both are "factory"

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mine is a FW0227 GTN from PPG....PPG is oem glass manufacturer for many cars.

it is clear (no tint).

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"You don't think he can reuse the gasket?"

"No Ma'am. It's a little old, cracked and dry."

"Hmmm....that's not available.....it'll be about a week."

"Great."

Of course, that means that I'll most likely be driving around with a cracked windshield until after the 4th of July weekend. Yippee!

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"You don't think he can reuse the gasket?"

"No Ma'am. It's a little old, cracked and dry."

"Hmmm....that's not available.....it'll be about a week."

"Great."

Of course, that means that I'll most likely be driving around with a cracked windshield until after the 4th of July weekend. Yippee!

Sorry but...why dont you buy one instead of arguing ? it is obvious that the average windshield installer dont have it in stock.

FCP Groton sells them on the shelf. They can probably ship it very fast.

And as far as i remember, they fit perfect.

http://www.fcpgroton.com/

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That rust wont even slow them down.

devils advocate here...

the claim is to replace a windshield...not to make repairs for any existing rust damage

to simply replace the windshield over rust, if there is any completes their responsibility to the insurance company and the insured

if you suspect rust in that typically rusty place...i'd hustle to get the old glass out and clean it up and at least smack a bit of rust-o-leum in there before the new glass shows up......save yourself some angst

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That rust wont even slow them down.

devils advocate here...

the claim is to replace a windshield...not to make repairs for any existing rust damage

to simply replace the windshield over rust, if there is any completes their responsibility to the insurance company and the insured

if you suspect rust in that typically rusty place...i'd hustle to get the old glass out and clean it up and at least smack a bit of rust-o-leum in there before the new glass shows up......save yourself some angst

agreed but i would only use german paint

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"You don't think he can reuse the gasket?"

"No Ma'am. It's a little old, cracked and dry."

"Hmmm....that's not available.....it'll be about a week."

"Great."

Of course, that means that I'll most likely be driving around with a cracked windshield until after the 4th of July weekend. Yippee!

Sorry but...why dont you buy one instead of arguing ? it is obvious that the average windshield installer dont have it in stock.

FCP Groton sells them on the shelf. They can probably ship it very fast.

And as far as i remember, they fit perfect.

http://www.fcpgroton.com/

Insurance....that's why. I figure that patience = saved money. They'll find one and replace it...they get paid for it by my insurance company and I only pay the $50 deductable for the replacement. A seal, lockstrip and lock clip total over $100.....I'll just let my insurance company do their job.

My only curiousity is how they can source a new windshield overnight but it takes a week to get a gasket.

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