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Old 06-02-2012, 02:32 PM
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Recommended front windshield brands, seals, etc?

Hi guys,

The original windshield on the 240D is really needing to be changed. It is pitted, the corners are fogged up, and it has two impact craters!

Anyway, I have searched the forum, but I can't seem to locate recommended brands for glass replacement - what does the factory use? What is recommended? Should I buy a seal from PP or the dealer?

Recommended installers? I'm in Portland, Oregon.

Thanks,

PE
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:04 PM
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Hi guys,

The original windshield on the 240D is really needing to be changed. It is pitted, the corners are fogged up, and it has two impact craters!

Anyway, I have searched the forum, but I can't seem to locate recommended brands for glass replacement - what does the factory use? What is recommended? Should I buy a seal from PP or the dealer?

Recommended installers? I'm in Portland, Oregon.

Thanks,

PE
Get an OEM windshield seal from Phil.

Have Safelite order you a Pilkington windshield, then have them install it with the OEM seal.

These are what I've done and I'm quite impressed with the results.
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Definitely OEM seal
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Are the PPG windshields any good?

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Well, it turns out that Safelite can't order "any" brand of windshield, and they only offer the "Safelite" brand windshield for the 240D (at least here in Portland).

I'll have to check with someone else.

Any suggestions?

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Well, it turns out that Safelite can't order "any" brand of windshield, and they only offer the "Safelite" brand windshield for the 240D (at least here in Portland).

I'll have to check with someone else.

Any suggestions?

PE
They can order it, just ask to speak to their manager until you get someone who will work with you. They may have to "ship from another warehouse" but they can definitely get it.

Don't accept thier SGC (Safelite Glass Co) junk windshields, they will pit within a day.

PPG (or PGW) are no too bad, but Pilkington is supposed to a bit better and are the owners of the rights to the former Sigla (West Germany) brand windshield company.
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They can order it, just ask to speak to their manager until you get someone who will work with you. They may have to "ship from another warehouse" but they can definitely get it.

Don't accept thier SGC (Safelite Glass Co) junk windshields, they will pit within a day.

PPG (or PGW) are no too bad, but Pilkington is supposed to a bit better and are the owners of the rights to the former Sigla (West Germany) brand windshield company.
Thanks anghrist,

I called some other shops and yes, they can order other brand windshields. One I talked to gave a choice of Pilkington or PPG with decent pricing. The factory front windshield seal is $130! (I know I called the dealer).

Wow.

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Thanks anghrist,

I called some other shops and yes, they can order other brand windshields. One I talked to gave a choice of Pilkington or PPG with decent pricing. The factory front windshield seal is $130! (I know I called the dealer).

Wow.

Thanks,

PE
Yep, the OEM seal is not cheap. If you order the windshield through MB then it will cost about $600.00
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I bought an OEM windshield from MB of Huntington in 2008, and it was only about $250. It was a Pilkington. I also had them install it once I found out they do them in-house, and I knew the tech who was going to do it. The original seal was also replaced with an OEM part. They treat you like royalty and charge accordingly. The car looked like it was never touched, and as you would expect, it doesn't leak.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:30 AM
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Thanks anghrist,

I called some other shops and yes, they can order other brand windshields. One I talked to gave a choice of Pilkington or PPG with decent pricing. The factory front windshield seal is $130! (I know I called the dealer).

Wow.

Thanks,

PE
Call Phil.


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Do NOT buy a URO (gasket or from what I hear anything else) I did for my back windshield and it did NOT fit, the OEM went right in and everything went together perfect, softer rubber and I imagine a SLIGHTLY different design too
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