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Username Post: Windshield Replacement        (Topic#354830)
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01-13-19 10:38 AM - Post#2757266    

I am looking for recommendations to replace the windshield in my 2001 Sierra K1500. It's the factory glass and due to the age, damage by road debris and such, it can be difficult to see in direct sunlight. I am looking at a few local shops as well as national brands all the while hoping to avoid any Chinese made glass if that is at all possible. Thanks for any and all suggestions.

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01-13-19 12:52 PM - Post#2757277    
    In response to supertug

I would ask some local body shops if they have an individual they use regularly. If they are a good shop and care about quality and farm out that kind of work, they will be using someone who does a good job. I would not use any chain type places. They usually have techs that don’t care and use the cheapest glass they can get. I don’t know if it still holds true on more modern vehicles, but the better glass used to be either Pilkington or LOF (Libby Owens Ford).

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01-14-19 10:25 AM - Post#2757333    
    In response to wagonman100

The glass that came in my 2003 Silverado is Pilkington. Just read on your windshield for the name. I called around to several glass companies in my area and found one that carried the Pilkington glass and had them replace my windshield. Mine looks exactly like what came in it.

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01-17-19 01:03 PM - Post#2757610    
    In response to Smitty_Chevy

Thanks all. Having a local shop install Pilkington glass on Monday. Also found a great link on FAQ page to determine the manufacturer of my factory windshield.

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