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Windshield Glass - Questions and Best Sources?

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  1. doubleyellow

    doubleyellow Well-Known Member

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    Best place to get windshield. Correct outer profile, thickness, clarity.

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    Windshield gone year ago. At the time, I didn't bother to record if it was clear or tinted. No build sheet. My side glass is clear. Car is a convertible. No Air. Was the windshield standard clear, with tinted as an option? Any other options that would mandate the windshield to be tinted?

    If it an open issue, any recommendations for going with tinted as a better choice for driving?

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  2. BcudaChris

    BcudaChris Active Member

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    Safelite Autoglass did mine. Don't know the brand, but it is a nice piece. Same thickness as original. Tinted (AC car), and the band at the top is noticeably darker than original. Perfectly clear, no distortion. The guy told me it meets all current safety/durability standards.

    Windshield was cracked and I have glass coverage, no deductible if I use a state farm preferred vendor, so took the opportunity to rehab the dash. Safelite came and removed the original glass (got it out in one piece), then a buddy with a car trailer hauled it to their shop for me when I was ready for the install. Their shop even had the trim clips, though the guys were lacking in experience with the trim. I had to remove it and tweak the clips in a couple of spots so it would sit properly.
     
  3. doubleyellow

    doubleyellow Well-Known Member

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    OK, good to know....
     
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    moparleo Well-Known Member

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    AMD also sells factory spec'd auto glass.
     
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  5. Grady Cain

    Grady Cain Well-Known Member

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    If your side glass is clear, your windshield should be as well. Modern glass will have the shaded portion at the top. If you want the original look (clear without the shade) ECS is another choice.
     
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    RJHJR Well-Known Member

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    I got mine through Roseville Moparts, known locally as Mike Reihls Roseville Chrysler Jeep.
    I have a really good glass guy who will come to you as well when you’re ready.
     
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  8. doubleyellow

    doubleyellow Well-Known Member

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    Great info, thanks everybody
     
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    tonysrt Well-Known Member

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    I vaguely remember Convertibles getting tinted windshield because when top was down no metal roof to block the sun.
     
  10. doubleyellow

    doubleyellow Well-Known Member

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    @Matt

    Hi Matt,

    Send me contact info for the window guy you mentioned. Will be a few weeks, but I hope to get the windshield in during June.

    BTW, your Conversation Inbox is full......
     
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    RJHJR Well-Known Member

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    I've two original glass non AC cars which do not have tinted glass and two AC cars which are also original glass that are tinted.
    With that said we all know there are exceptions to the rule frequently.
    I flip my visors forward and leave them there.
     
  12. doubleyellow

    doubleyellow Well-Known Member

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    Super info, thanks......