Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 20:27:45 GMT
From: Johannes <>
Subject: Re: Non-OEM windshields?

Dave Hinz wrote: > > On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 20:09:52 GMT, Johannes <> 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. OK, just to mention that the skill of the fitter is also important, and don't drive the car for 24 hours.

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