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Old 02-16-2011, 11:30 PM   #1
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windshield help... damn sandstorms

Has anybody ever replaced there own windshield? My jeep was in a sandstorm and now my windshield is pretty much frosted. I just want to know if its worth time time doing it myself or having it dont professionally.

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Old 02-17-2011, 02:10 AM   #2
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Honestly, it seems like it's not a whole lot more to just have it done professionally...I think it costs around $150 installed. You'll prolly save a bit of cash doing it yourself...but if you do it wrong, you're out that cash and then some. And even if you do it right...after all the time you spend following each step carefully, it may have been easier to have just paid someone to do it.

Also, check with your insurance company...often times they'll cover windshield replacements and waive your deductible.

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Old 02-17-2011, 07:42 AM   #3
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Must have been a heck of a sandstorm. What did it do to your paint??!?
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:46 AM   #4
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Must have been a heck of a sandstorm. What did it do to your paint??!?
Thats what I was wondering, depending on the grit of sand he may have a nice satin finish now
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:24 AM   #5
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Thats what I was wondering, depending on the grit of sand he may have a nice satin finish now
I wouldn't want to be driving toward it on a sunny day...the glare of the now chrome hood may be too much for my eyes...
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:21 AM   #6
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I got the windshield replaced with factory spec grade windshield for 160bucks. had to shop arround online and yellow pages to locate this deal. they had it changed in 30 minetes and did a great job.
if you have any friends who do body work on cars ask who they use. they usually know someone good and the least price.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:25 AM   #7
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i ALWAYS trust SAFELITE they have replaced windshields on 2 of my cars... check to see if you have one close by... they even came to my house when the basketball goal went through the windshield of my first car...
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:29 AM   #8
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replacing the glass in the windshield is way more difficult than it looks. by the time you get the glass and the proper tools you will have wasted a lot of $$. i leave it to the pros; as mentioned, it is usually about $150 to have it done.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:29 AM   #9
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You probably can't buy a replacment windshield for less than the $130 I pay to have new windshields replaced in San Diego. This shop does Jeep Wranglers for $130 total, or at least did the last time I used them two years ago... 858-576-4300. They're between the 805 and 163 in the Kearny Mesa area, not that far from Camp Pendleton where you're stationed.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:49 AM   #10
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Not sure which state your in, but this may make it cheaper

Zero Deductible States—FL, KY, MA, SC

If you live in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, or South Carolina, you live in what's called a "Zero Deductible State." That means that your insurance company is required by law to allow you to purchase a windshield replacement using insurance with no deductible—as long as you have comprehensive insurance on your vehicle. If you live in one of these states, and have comprehensive insurance, it makes sense to use your insurance to pay for your auto glass replacement. Florida and Massachusetts only fully cover windshields, but Kentucky and South Carolina cover all glass replacement.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:03 PM   #11
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Thanks for the help guys. The Jeep was parked in the Mojave desert when the sandstorm hit and ya the front of my Jeep is now satin black lol

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