Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 21:01:36 GMT
From: "why, me" <vincentnospamlobal.net>
Subject: Re: Non-OEM windshields?


Dave Hinz wrote: > On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 20:09:52 GMT, Johannes <johsnospam-spam-sizefitter.com> wrote: > >>Dave Hinz wrote: > > >>>Right, but to Saab's spec. The PPG or more generic replacement you'll >>>get on the cheap, however, is made to fit the opening, not to meet >>>Saab's specs. >>>(shrug) some people can't hear the difference between amplifiers, or see >>>the difference between normal and HD TV. > > >>Hello! Pilkington is a leading auto glass manufacturer of top notch quality. >>Used by many car manufacturers over the world. > > > That's fine, but in the US, you're not going to get Starla exhaust > components, Pilkington glass, or Sachs suspension parts, as the "house > brand" when you're buying parts. You'll get PPG glass, or someone > you've never heard of, for a windshield. If it was the same folks that > made glass for Saab, sure, but the only way to get that here is from the > dealer. Been there, done that. Several times. It should go without > saying that not all third-party glass is equal. But what would I know, > I've only had two cars with crap replacement windsheilds. > > Disagree. Had the windshield replaced in my "00 9-3 at an independent glass shop in Pontiac, Michigan and it was Pilkington. I didn't ask for any thing other than a new windshield.

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