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I thought since I hadn't driven my baby to work in over a week, and it was supposed to be a nice afternoon, I would drive it this morning. Probably should have waited till tomorrow. I got a nice rock chip that already spider webbed. So I guess I need a windshield. Any advice on what to look for when they replace it? I've heard that the Solstice has a tendency to rust around the windshield frame if they even put a little nick in it. Thoughts????
 

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:-( I have to replace mine too. Was driving home a couple days ago and a rock flew up and smacked my windshield. Before I got home a crack had ran almost halfway across my windshield :-(. I'm going to get mine replaced today so fingers crossed everything goes well
 

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I understand that the two most important things for windshield replacement are use of the correct adhesive and then letting the car sit long enough after the repair for the glue to set up and cure.

If it were me, I'd look into using one of those mobile repair outfits and have the work done in my driveway so it can sit for 24 hours without driving.

Years ago I had a Tracker windshield replaced by my local dealer under warranty. They outsourced the job to a mobile repair company and the replacement was perfect, never leaked, and the frame didn't rust for the life of the truck.
 

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I had the same experience w/ the rock chipping the windshield.. I used safelite autoglass through my insurance. They came and installed it right on my driveway.. Coming up on 4 years now and no issue w/ the installation..
 

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We have replaced ours several times in both cars. Once when they were painted and at least once a year since. Living in Colorado this is a fact of life.

Back in the day . . . there was a lot of discussion about the value of a factory unit vrs after market. In fact, several of us bought factory units from Source One Auto Parts when they had them in stock. I still have one in the Kappa Hoard.

The members who have expertise in that area convinced me that just about any windshield you buy will be equally high quality.

The only issue I have seen relates to the rubber lip that comes with the factory windshield but not with all after market units. I think it is more cosmetic than functional though.

I have buy mine through my local body shop. They get them at whole sale. I pay them a 20% profit on work they supervise and everyone is happy.
 

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Had my shield replaced due to sandblasting over time. No problems at all. I did use a fixed-location type merchant, as a prior experience with a mobile unit was not satisfactory. No safelight, but another. The cut the spacers in my old Bonneville and did not replace them. That made the wipers not cover the shield as they worked.

Anyway, my seller let me drive it away with advice to not wash for 24 hours. Shield is sandblasted again, but I will wait till it is so bad I cannot see into the west in the afternoon to repeat the job. No other problems.
 

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Had my windshield replaced last fall. Mobile unit that came to house and did it in my garage. Have used them before on another car. Did not take very long. New windshield held in place with tape so it would not sag downwards. Told not to drive the car for 24 hours. Can't find paperwork to tell you what the job cost. No complaints...
 

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I will be replacing mine soon due to the sandblast effect. Probably should price it out so I can start saving my pennies. Anybody else remember what they paid?
 

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me too

wish safelite give us a group deal :lol: all outta pocket for me :devil:
 

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:jester: Ya know, now that zzybil mentions the out of pocket thing, it would be terrible if a big rock were to jump up off the road and hit my windshield on the way home from work tonight.
 

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I think it will be fine .as long as they don't try putting in a Mini Cooper windsheild .
 
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