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Old 04-28-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
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Winshield Repair

I am in Banning CA, my drivers side windshield has pulled loose in the upper left corner. I am looking for a windshield repair shop to remove and reinstall it in the area. I have a call into Universal Auto in Anaheim, CA recommended by one of our members. Any other recommendations in the area?
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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You might contact your insurance company to see if they will cover the repair and/or for a recommendation
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1Ciderdog thanks, I would prefer not to file an insurance claim. This should be able to be repaired for less than $500. As a last resort I will call Duncan.
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:12 PM   #4
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How far did it pull apart? Can you discern what moved, glass or fiberglass?
You could use that Eternabond tape (he, hee, he, hee)
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:18 PM   #5
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If it is just the glue that holds the windshield to the frame, you can go to any auto parts store and buy windshield glue. I think 3m makes it, but just go to the auto parts store and ask for windshield glue, they will know what you are talking about.

Hope this helps.
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Emike, it will pull away about .1 for about a 6 inch area. It has not moved just let loose in the corner so far. In a strong side wind it sounds like what we did as kids with a playing cards in our bicycle spokes. I used a vacuum handle and rope to pull it in to stop the noise and secure that conner for now. Eternabond would work but as you indicated would look like ****. My coach isn't quite ready for duct tape and bailing wire yet.

I am looking to have my windshield removed cleaned, etched and reinstalled. I am waiting to hear back from Universal Auto.
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Wayne:

I hope you've heard back from him.

I have his numbers as:

(714) 449-0449 office
(714) 345-8345 cell

Sorry I didn't see your post before now...
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He was reluctant to come out this far and would not return my calls. I was going to offer to drive to Anaheim. I am heading east tomorrow so I will just find someone in the mid-west. TP, thanks for replying.
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If it is just the glue that holds the windshield to the frame, you can go to any auto parts store and buy windshield glue. I think 3m makes it, but just go to the auto parts store and ask for windshield glue, they will know what you are talking about.

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there's a lot of auto parts store online that you can look to... and has a pretty good price and quality....
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Wayne- if you can live w/the visual, you could patch the air gap w/ Dow-Corning 999A which comes in fashionable black. Don't know if it comes in less than a caulk tube, but I'm told its ~$10 for a standard small size. Was told by fellow Alpiner Ed Meadows that's what they used to set windshields in his body shop for years.
Amazon's got it for $8.5.
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Wayne- if you can live w/the visual, you could patch the air gap w/ Dow-Corning 999A which comes in fashionable black. Don't know if it comes in less than a caulk tube, but I'm told its ~$10 for a standard small size. Was told by fellow Alpiner Ed Meadows that's what they used to set windshields in his body shop for years.
Amazon's got it for $8.5.

I posted to this problem 3 years ago.
E Mike's solution would be my first choice. Windshields are touchy to handle when you have to cut them out and then use pressure to bed new adhesive with less than perfect piece of glass (rock chips).

Windshield popped out ...

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you should replace your windshield seal could be bad. here in auto repair you can look HOW To and DIY instruction on how to replace them.
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