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Possible windshield prep?

Discussion in 'LR4' started by Lgibson, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. bbyer

    bbyer Full Access Member

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    I agree; usually they have a Pilkington in stock or within a week but last year, not so - it puzzled me as well.

    A few years back I had the shop install a new cowling and also both A pillar covers; with the new windscreen, the 3 looked new.

    I have wondered about new windscreen wiper arms as the paint on the current ones is far from brand new. The arms cost money however.
     
  2. AdventureTim

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    Who's your insurer out of interest?
     
  3. f1racer328

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    State Farm.

    I pay an extra $5 a month or so for it.
     
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    Had mine replaced by Safelite in 2018 and sensors for rain and heat worked fine after installation. They used blankets to cover the hood and sides when needed. I did at times experience the slight howling at 60. It lasted about 4 months or so but has now disappeared. It often depended on cross winds on open highways. Have not heard it now for over a year. Will check those clips out.
     
  5. bbyer

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    I did not have to do the tape fix on the last windscreen change out, but if I do get wind noise, I run a vertical strip of black 3M electrical tape up the inside edge of the A pillar taping it to the windscreen. Done right, it hardly shows at all.
     
  6. Lgibson

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    Windshield replacement post-mortem. I made a fuss about getting an experienced tech and Safelight came through. He confirmed my difficulty with the rain sensor sticking tight against the glass in LR’s If I had it to do over I would try some heat on the glass to ease release. About the clips: he showed me the aftermarket clips they use and I said “no thanks.” Went to LR for them. The parts guy gave me a deal at $6 a piece. IMO the aftermarket clips could possibly cause vibration since the neck is too long where it fits into the exterior pillar cover. The OEM’s fit snugly.
     
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    $6 per clip? There are 10 clips? so $60?
     
  8. Lgibson

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    Yep!
    List is over $8.
    It’s a Land Rover.
     

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