Windshield glass replacement

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Old 07 Aug 2003, 10:23 pm   #1 (permalink)
George
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Default Windshield glass replacement

I read that Toyota glass filters out the UV rays of sunlight
and as I need to have my windshield glass replaced should I
be concerned what brand I get? I want the replacement glass
to be equivalent to the original factory glass.
(2001 Camry V6, 25K miles, Mobil One oil)

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08 Aug 2003, 01:24 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Windshield glass replacement

Sound strange, any regular glass blocks all UV comletely...
Quartz, plastic or special (and much more expensive!) sorts of glass is
used in the case UV must not be blocked, which is not the case.

George wrote:

> I read that Toyota glass filters out the UV rays of sunlight
> and as I need to have my windshield glass replaced should I
> be concerned what brand I get? I want the replacement glass
> to be equivalent to the original factory glass.
> (2001 Camry V6, 25K miles, Mobil One oil)
>
> Thanks in advance.


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Old 08 Aug 2003, 02:42 pm   #3 (permalink)
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I had mine replaced last year on my 99 camry..it was Toyota brand at the
local glass replacement shop..cost $240. However you may have noticed that
glass used nowadays is not near as hard as older nore expensive glass...pits
really easy...wish I could find the harded style...
"George" <xgeorge@nospamcox.net> wrote in message
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> I read that Toyota glass filters out the UV rays of sunlight
> and as I need to have my windshield glass replaced should I
> be concerned what brand I get? I want the replacement glass
> to be equivalent to the original factory glass.
> (2001 Camry V6, 25K miles, Mobil One oil)
>
> Thanks in advance.



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Old 08 Aug 2003, 03:01 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Windshield glass replacement

I should have quoted how Toyota describes the glass.
"High Solar Energy Absorbing (HSEA) Glass."

I just want to make sure my replacement glass is this HSEA type.


In article <3F33EACD.A5759BDB@domain.com>, email@domain.com says...
> Sound strange, any regular glass blocks all UV comletely...
> Quartz, plastic or special (and much more expensive!) sorts of glass is
> used in the case UV must not be blocked, which is not the case.
>
> George wrote:
>
> > I read that Toyota glass filters out the UV rays of sunlight
> > and as I need to have my windshield glass replaced should I
> > be concerned what brand I get? I want the replacement glass
> > to be equivalent to the original factory glass.
> > (2001 Camry V6, 25K miles, Mobil One oil)
> >
> > Thanks in advance.

>
>

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Old 08 Aug 2003, 03:15 pm   #5 (permalink)
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My windshield was pitted in a freak happening. I was driving on the
freeway and ahead of me on my left was a SUV with a partial broken out
right side window. A big piece of his window glass fell off and bounced
on the pavement shattering in a thousand pieces showering me. It was
like being in a snowstorm for a few seconds. I didn't see the dozens of
pits in my windshield until later when the sun was setting. I had
already 3 chips damage so this just finished it off.

Toyota brand for $240 seems like a good price.
Toyota says it is "High Solar Energy Absorbing (HSEA) Glass"
so I think the best course of action is to stick with Toyota.

In article <3f33feba$1_4@news.utk.edu>, adsasd@eee.edu says...
> I had mine replaced last year on my 99 camry..it was Toyota brand at the
> local glass replacement shop..cost $240. However you may have noticed that
> glass used nowadays is not near as hard as older nore expensive glass...pits
> really easy...wish I could find the harded style...
> "George" <xgeorge@nospamcox.net> wrote in message
> news:MPG.199cc57fdbe74c38989680@news.west.cox.net. ..
> > I read that Toyota glass filters out the UV rays of sunlight
> > and as I need to have my windshield glass replaced should I
> > be concerned what brand I get? I want the replacement glass
> > to be equivalent to the original factory glass.
> > (2001 Camry V6, 25K miles, Mobil One oil)
> >
> > Thanks in advance.

>
>
>

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Old 09 Aug 2003, 08:02 am   #6 (permalink)
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The Sharxster wrote:
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> When it comes to auto glass, I defy ANYONE to prove that Toyota
> glass is superior. It's probably made for them by one of the
> larger glass makers.



http://www.glasslinks.com/newsinfo/japan_uvws.htm
"The Toyota official said the auto glass is manufactured by Libbey
Owens Ford Co. in the United States. But Libby is a related company
of Nippon Sheet Glass."

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