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Old 10-27-2009, 03:02 AM
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I'm just curious as to how difficult it would be to tackle replacing a windshield on my own. I'm thinking of simply purchasing a used windshield from a wrecker, and using those nifty windshield gasket cutting tools. I know you need special windshield urethane and possibly a windshield primer. Just wanted to know if anyone on the forum has done this before and how difficult they found it. It certainly can't be that tough. I'll post pics of my busted up windshield shortly.
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Windshields are very delicate when they are not installed. Look at them the wrong way and they crack. If you've never done anything like that before, and don't have anyone who has, I would pay someone to do it. Make sure the replacement windshield isn't starting to milk up at the edges if you're getting it at a salvage yard. Good luck.
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Thanks man, I think I'm just going to pay someone to do it for me. Much safer that way!
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Done one windshield myself . Wasn't real bad . Final product . Didn't leak so I must of done it right .
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Check your insurance policy and talk with some glass shops...your deductible for glass replacement may be covered by the glass shop and you'll get a new one for free!
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Forgot about that insurance thing. If you have comprehensive coverage, and the windshield is cracked or dinged, they will pay for it. If it's leaking around the seal, Advance Auto has a flowable silicone. I've used it to seal up a leaking gasket. Comes out almost as thin as water, flows into the cracks, then sets. Used it on an Explorer about 5-6 years ago, hasn't leaked since.
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