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Old 10-07-2003, 02:43 AM
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Windshields - What's available?

I went into the local MB dealer today to enquire about having my windshield replaced. I told him that I wanted only MB OE glass, preferably the same Sekurit brand that's on the car now. He told me that about all they can get now is PPG, which they used to warn their customers to stay away from. He did say that they ocassionally get other OEM brands, but that they can't request any particular brand from the warehouse, just the luck of the draw.

Can any of the techs here verify or dispute this and offer their opinion of PPG glass with the MB star on it based on what they've seen in their business.

And owners, what are your long-term experiences with PPG glass, with or without the MB star?

Has the MB PPG glass been available long enough to determine whether it's really up to MB standards?

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Old 10-07-2003, 02:55 AM
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I had a Sekurit windshield installed by Windshield America - one of those mobile franchises - after I took a rock hit about ten years ago. It's identical to OE, except it doesn't have the the three pointed star above the Sekurit logo. I could have ordered a windshield from the dealer (with the three pointed star), but they wouldn't gurantee the installation - if it broke, I had to pay for it and a new one. Go figure!

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Old 10-07-2003, 08:15 AM
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Most MB(dealer) replacement windshields for the last 10 years have been PPG Canada. We install about 125 of them a year!
We haven't seen any quality difference OR breakage problems.
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Old 10-07-2003, 10:41 AM
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ppg-pittsburgh plate glass has been around for a long time and IS a reputable and reliable manufacturer.

i have had 2 ppg winsshields in my '92 300e, i'm quite picky regarding my car-i have been VERY satisfied with the product

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Old 10-07-2003, 12:31 PM
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I also have a PPG OEM MB Windsheild and haven't noticed any differences other than it says PPG instead of Sekurit. I've heard if you make a serious effort you can purchase the Sekurit directly from Germany but at a premium.

Good luck.

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