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Aftermarket Glass Rant
« on: February 19, 2021, 07:43:46 PM »
Awhile back I posted about my trials and tribulations with my OER door glass and how bad it fit. I thought I had a solution which was to return the OER and buy Pilkington glass (hopefully better quality but at twice the price). I ordered the replacement glass back in December but both sides were backordered until mid-Feb. Well, passenger side came in while the driver side got a new backorder date of April.

Found out today that Pilkington has shut down their classic glass division and there is zero chance that I'll get the driver side from them.  :sad:

Also since my last post, for the back window glass I ended up ordering OER locally (no shipping) and had it installed. I figured that fitment shouldn't be an issue because of the way it's installed which was a correct assumption, but it's so wavy you can barely see through it from the driver seat.  :sad: :sad:  Since it's installed I'm not going to replace it but had to go online here to complain. Now I feel better.  :-)

Only good news is that the windshield the glass installer ordered and installed is excellent. PGW brand and it was the cheapest price of all the aftermarket brands.


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Re: Aftermarket Glass Rant
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 02:11:29 PM »
Well at least you feel better posting about it.

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Re: Aftermarket Glass Rant
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2021, 07:11:52 AM »
That stinks especially for you, but also for all of the future needs of firebird owners. Keep better care of originals now.
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Re: Aftermarket Glass Rant
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2021, 07:11:52 AM »
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