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Damn, got a rock hit, spread quick by mckaymotoworks
Started on: 11-04-2014 09:50 AM
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Was headed back home from NOLA in the 84', rock flew up, little bastard even sat there on the wiper arm for some time.
I thought I'd have a few days to find a suitable repair to stop the spread, already making it's way towards the roof line.

$208 for replacement at Safelite. How's their quality, better alternatives? Bummed as it was original glass
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Report this Post11-04-2014 11:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for craigtboneClick Here to Email craigtboneSend a Private Message to craigtboneEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Safelite replaced my Ford van windshield. Several years later it started leaking around the edge of the windshield. My body shop mechanic said that Safelite did not properly protect the steel frame with primer, leading to significant rust that was not easily repairable or seal-able. He said he has seen this often with Safelite.

This experience makes me hesitant to have Safelite work on any of my cars, but that is my only negative experience with them (3 windshields replaced by them).

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Report this Post11-04-2014 11:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mckaymotoworksClick Here to visit mckaymotoworks's HomePageSend a Private Message to mckaymotoworksEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks Craig. I will definitely supply my own gasket from FS.
There's two in a junkyard near me I picked some parts off Saturday, one was good as I remember. So there's that

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I liked the wide gasket that came from Auto Glass Specialists... It was pre-installed on the glass. Installer painted the metal frame before installing and said that it was important that he do so, and do it well.
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Safelite mobile, I wasn't home. NO WAY, EVER AGAIN. 07 Silverado, new about 3 months old. They put a small dent in the hood as if they sat the corner of the windshield down. Then, where the molding wraps around to the cowl/door jamb, there were 4 small factory screws that they lost I'm guessing. They put a dab of butyl in its place.
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Safelite mobile, I wasn't home. NO WAY, EVER AGAIN. 07 Silverado, new about 3 months old. They put a small dent in the hood as if they sat the corner of the windshield down. Then, where the molding wraps around to the cowl/door jamb, there were 4 small factory screws that they lost I'm guessing. They put a dab of butyl in its place.


Gees. Seems my best bet is JY glass and the FS kit, install myself to insure it's done correctly per the workshop manual.

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Report this Post11-04-2014 05:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Pegasus88GTClick Here to Email Pegasus88GTSend a Private Message to Pegasus88GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I got mine replaced at a local glass replacement shop for $160 They used the preinstalled gasket and it turned out great. I watched them do everything and other than one of the guys saying it was a "fag" car, I was happy. (After the guy realized I was the owner he spent the next hour talking about how cool the car actually was)
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Used Safelite many times with nothing but compliments for their work and service....it all depends on the technician.
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Originally posted by mckaymotoworks:


Gees. Seems my best bet is JY glass and the FS kit, install myself to insure it's done correctly per the workshop manual.


I would say that it is probably best left to the professionals, as they have the equipment (proper dispensing for adhesive) and expertise. The quality of the technician is more important than the company.

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Report this Post11-05-2014 08:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If you have the right insurance, the insurance company will pay for the glass repair. This is the way it works in Florida. Safelight did the last glass replacement as well as a "fix" on a small rock caused "star chip" where the pumped in goop. I paid for that $125, just because I had just had the windshield replaced a few months back and I did not want to hit the insurance company for a windshield fix in a short period of time.
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:


I would say that it is probably best left to the professionals, as they have the equipment (proper dispensing for adhesive) and expertise. The quality of the technician is more important than the company.


I think that's the big question, who's the professional? I know I take my time, I have all the steps in the factory manual, I always have or purchase the proper tools.
I'll have to research more around my area, look on Yelp/Google Review etc to see if there's a good company with excellent reviews.

Thanks for all the feedback guys.
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Originally posted by mckaymotoworks:


I think that's the big question, who's the professional? I know I take my time, I have all the steps in the factory manual, I always have or purchase the proper tools.
I'll have to research more around my area, look on Yelp/Google Review etc to see if there's a good company with excellent reviews.

Thanks for all the feedback guys.


Yup, ask your co-workers and friends for references. Is there a Fiero club you can contact, in your area?
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I don't think it's still active. Seems I looked around when I first bought the car. But rather handy with the web search skills.
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