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Posted by Casper on July 07, 2000 at 12:32:39:

In Reply to: Need recommendation - Cracked front window posted by Sarge on July 07, 2000 at 12:03:55:

Last time I had a replacement done on my E36, I asked to watch the tech. He said he was very proud of his work so he let me watch and explained what he was doing, step by step. But...even he did not do it as good as I would have.

In removing the old window, it is impossible to not scratch/scrape the interior window seal. So I asked him if I could use my bottle of touch up paint to cover any bare metal. It took me less than 5 minutes and I sealed them up before he caulked the sill and put in the new window. It was not BMW glass, but it was an OEM glass supplier.

In my opinion the glass was better than the original, even had the factory little black dots around the perimeter to prevent clouding. I wish Mercedes did this, I have replaced many windshields in my 190SL for this problem.

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