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    I always bring a flat of soup, I think they charge for chips tho.
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    I always bring a flat of soup, I think they charge for chips tho.
    Free chip repair in Dec with Food Bank donation

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    I've always gone to Cal-Alta but always end up with a chip a 2-4 weeks later and cracks within a year.
    I'm looking for better quality glass, but maybe it's all the same and I should stick with the lowest price. Any other recommendations?

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    Doesn't cal-alta offer some kind of additional coating on their glass for added durability? I've never sprang for it but it's an option. I personally have been going to them for many years and always happy.

    The windshield I got from glassmasters was wavy AF. Haven't been back since.

    Most recently I had two vehicles done by the Crystal mobile service, and the quality seems good but the adhesive they used on my dashcams was absolutely useless. Both were hanging by their wires within a couple hours.
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    I've had my rear view mirror fall off on a hot summer day from Cal-Alta. I've also had a chip repair that spidered into a crack, but I understand it is not guaranteed.
    Windshield Surgeons got the best quote so far, but still $100 more then Cal-Alta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phreezee View Post
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    I've always gone to Cal-Alta but always end up with a chip a 2-4 weeks later and cracks within a year.
    I'm looking for better quality glass, but maybe it's all the same and I should stick with the lowest price. Any other recommendations?
    I had OEM glass and I got a rock chip almost immediately. I dont think its the glass quality as much as it is simply 'berta

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTown View Post
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    I had OEM glass and I got a rock chip almost immediately. I dont think its the glass quality as much as it is simply 'berta
    Ok thanks, I just needed that validation from someone.

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    There are issues with low quality glass other than “chipability”

    In our winters our sun angle is so oblique that the visual imperfections of shit wavy glass are unacceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    There are issues with low quality glass other than “chipability”

    In our winters our sun angle is so oblique that the visual imperfections of shit wavy glass are unacceptable.
    Wavy glass also may screw with all the autostop/smart cruise cameras up front.

    Unless you have an ancient car, low end glass market is coming to an end.

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    I’ve never had issues with “OE” manufacturer glass.

    Usually Saint Gobain on my BMWs.
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    I lost both my windshields on my cars to the cold and new rock chips in three days. My BMW still had the original glass from 08 production, a little sad about that.

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    I agree that these aftermarket xyg type glass is not as durable as OEM like pilkington etc. Rocks that would cause small pinhole type chips will cause an actual chip on the aftermarket glass. But on my 03 2500hd a cheapo glass was $160 installed so couldn't really complain.
    Tap, Rack, BANG!

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