Re: [DML] Re: Cracked windshield...
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Re: [DML] Re: Cracked windshield...

I am tired of hearing people complain about the 'dreaded  
delamination'.  I had to get my windshield replaced earlier this  
year.  I had the rare windshield antenna, and it developed a nasty  
rock chip.  As the glass experts were trying to repair the chip, the  
windshield cracked.

I got in touch with DMCH, told them about the situation, and I had  
the autoglass company contact them after the insurance company gave  
the go-ahead.  I had the glass shipped directly there.  The quality  
of the windshield is fine.  The delamination is not even close to  
being as bad as people here describe.  James posted pictures a while  
ago on to show what an average NOS windshield looks like.

I chose a NOS windshield for several reasons.  I wanted a windshield  
that I knew would fit my car perfectly.  I also wanted a piece of  
original glass for the car with the DMC logo in the lower corner.   
The windshield even had the original sticker over the mirror mount  
with German writing printed on it.  (I saved it as a souvenir)

DMCH worked with the glass company and made the entire process  
painless for me.  They sent me tracking numbers for the glass, and  
even wanted me to give them a call to make sure the glass arrived  
undamaged from shipping (it certainly did).  I would hate to deal  
with shipping a piece of glass that big overseas, honestly.  Lots  
more travel time for it to get damaged.

And by the way, I drove my D all summer, left it out in the hot sun  
at least 3 days a week when I would drive it to work, and the  
delamination has not gotten any worse.

-Patrick C.

On Sep 7, 2006, at 8:06 PM, Ryan Wright wrote:

> Thanks to all for your replies.
> My insurance is covering all but the first hundred bucks of this.  
> So I'm
> inclined to order the brand new windshield regardless of the cost.  
> I want to
> support DMCH but I'm concerned about the delamination problems I  
> hear so
> much about, and I buy enough other parts from them I don't feel too  
> bad
> going elsewhere for this one. :)
> My biggest concern is installation. I don't want to do it myself.  
> I'm going
> to have to look around and hope there is a local glass company  
> willing and
> able to do this properly.
> -Ryan
> On 9/7/06, Mike Bosworth <mike.bosworth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>   Agreed, as with any shipping its down to the carrier.
>> But one day when OEM Stock screens run out its good to know that one
>> of the largest vehicle glass manufactures out there is supporting
>> our cars with brand new ones.
>> Ive no connection with said manufacturer btw, just pleased
>> they 'came through' and decided the market was large enough for
>> them.
>> Only $50 difference after shipping ??, i though it would have been a
>> hell of a lot more.
>> Regards
>> Mike
>> #2001
>> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <>,  
>> "timnagin"
>> <timnagin@...> wrote:
>>> At the current exchange rate that would be about $50.00 higher
>> than buying
>>> one from DMCH. After my last shipping fiasco across the pond I
>> would really
>>> hate to see the condition glass would arrive in.
>>> I can highly recommend using ANYONE but DHL. You would be better
>> off
>>> strapping it to a donkey and whacking it on the ass letting it
>> wander around
>>> trying to find your address. It would probably show up in better
>> condition,
>>> too.
>>> Greg
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <> [mailto:
>> dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <>] On
>> Behalf Of
>>> Mike Bosworth
>>> Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 3:39 AM
>>> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <>
>>> Subject: [DML] Re: Cracked windshield...
>>> Worldwide shipping.
>>> Brand new replacement and very nice they are too :)
>>> Regards
>>> Mike
>>> #2001
>>> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <>, "Ryan
>> Wright" <ryanpwright@>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Came out to my car this afternoon and my windshield has a big old
>>>> crack in it, darnit. It's time for a new one.
>>>> What's the scoop on this? Does anyone actually sell a new
>>> windshield?
>>>> I've read a lot of complaints about the NOS windshields and
>>>> delamination.
>>>> Once I find a place to purchase a windshield, I'll have to get it
>>>> installed. Can any competant windshield shop take care of this,
>> or
>>> are
>>>> there special considerations? Anything specific I should look
>> for,
>>> or
>>>> ask about, when selecting a glass shop to do the work?
>>>> Is there anything else I should replace or look into while they
>>> have
>>>> the windshield out?
>>>> -Ryan
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