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I just had the unfortunate experience of a big @$$ rock flying up and taking a chunk out of my windshield. After calling my insurance agent, and getting an appointment made at Safelite on Lehigh St in Allentown. The guy there was a total jerk, complaining that it would be too hard to do and it would tie him up for a lot longer than he thought when the insurance guy talked to him on the phone. Well enough of that, I took my pony home and called up my agent again and he got me set up at a local glass shop, Jack's Glass, they fixed it by lunchtime and I was good to go, but while leakproofing it, they found some major cowl leakage (eek) so I guess thats another project for ASAP. But one thing I noticed about the CarLite replacement windshield they installed is that it has a blue tinted stripe across the top, and the other 2 windshields I had in my car were completely clear, does anyone know why this one would have that while my factory ones didnt?

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Fun dealing with retail shops and insurance companies in regards to our vintage cars, isn't it???? And the price on Carlite windshields has really gone up......
I just found a replacement Carlite for my 65 fastback, and noticed the same thing. None of my previous windshields were tinted either. Perhaps this was an option? I think that tinted glass all around was offered. Dickson

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The sun shade was an option on these cars. So was tinted glass. My present windshield is completely clear but the tinted version would probably have a sun shade. We'll soon find out since I just took a rock too.

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I too had a horrible experience with Safelite. They are the wallmart of auto glass people. About 2 years ago, I had them replace my windshield. Their glass was wavy, and they left glue all over the car! This time, I had a shop in Ventura (A-Macs auto glass) install a Carlite windshield. Service was great, and he helped me install the trim. Carlite windshields are about $350.00. Safelite will never get any more business from me, nor anyone who asks for my advice.



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I believe that current Carlite windshields are only available tinted and shaded (the band across the top). BTW,Safelite did you a favor, the Carlite is a much superior product.
 

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Thats the way boys, stick it up those autoglass sods.
I sell those services for a living.
I know what they mean by not being worth the time spent for the money they get back.
I have to refit a rear screen and supply and fit a front on a 66 for a regular customer who is the service manager for dealership. Gives us plenty of work. I will lose 2 guys for at least 3 hours . He will be as fussy as buggery. And I can never charge what its really worth .
Rock and a hard place.

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