OEM Windshields Now Available Through BMW

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BMWCCA2
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Re: OEM Windshields Now Available Through BMW

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Hell, the originals leaked. What gasket did you use?
Mike W.
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BMWCCA2 wrote: Aug 30, 2021 9:12 PM Hell, the originals leaked. What gasket did you use?
And did you use the 3M sealant? Enough it was squishing out all over the place?
benloveless1
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I ordered one in may of 2020. I was told time after time they are on back order. I finally cancelled the order a couple weeks ago. I went with the fuyao glass that another member recommended with brand new oem seal and lower strip. The glass fits great but the seals are atrocious with the lower strip. I will do my best to source original if I can find one.

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Mike W.
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That doesn't look like a good installation to me. Looks like the lower trim got bent up and not straightened. But leaks usually happen at the top. Who did it and what kind of sealant did they use?
HayekFan
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Looking at that pic is giving me flashbacks of the windshield install on my car. My shop botched it and I ended up doing it myself.

The new lower trim strip that BMW sells is about 1/10" too wide and doesn't fit right in the gasket. It is critical to remove the lower trim intact because it is unobtanium now.

I also would advise reusing the original windshield gasket if it is still pliable and in good shape. The new gasket that BMW currently sells will work but it's formed funny and will fight you during the install.
Nosis
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Thanks to mye28, I bought one from my BMW of Denver just over a year ago, knowing this day would come... I got a great referral to quality glass tech, a guy that demands some patience, but is a true craftsman from the old school. Couldn't be happier...

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topher800
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Could you post or PM me the contact for the installer?

Thanks,
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Syndrome
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It’s May 2022 and I can’t seem to find a windshield for my E28. These are no longer available, it seems., Any ideas? I’m in the Washington DC area, BTW. Thanks.
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Syndrome wrote: May 18, 2022 7:47 PM It’s May 2022 and I can’t seem to find a windshield for my E28. These are no longer available, it seems., Any ideas? I’m in the Washington DC area, BTW. Thanks.
Prior to the last batch of windshields, I started to reach out to dealerships in Canada. I was willing to drive up with my E39 with the fold-down seats, and bring a windshield back home. My understanding, at the time (about 3 yrs ago) was that the decision to no longer send windshields to USA dealerships was not related to Canadian dealerships. As I'm in NYC, I started with Montreal. I did not get very far because my French is atrocious. Perhaps you can try that route. Please report back if you have success! Good luck!
Blue Shadow
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Got mine delivered today. $225.89 all in.

Ordered on March 12, 2020 and the guys at the local dealer stored it for me during covid. Now that covid isn't quite what it was Anthony got in touch and asked if he could deliver it instead of me getting a SUV to grab it. Dealer is 4 miles away. Great Service.

Still in the box, inspected a couple times as Anthony said it was in good shape when it arrived back in April-May 2020

Now where to put this box the size of a foot thick kitchen table? Maybe I can get it installed in the next year.
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Mine are in my living room.
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wkohler wrote: Aug 03, 2022 3:44 PM Mine are in my living room.
You made a coffee table with them? To hold your book on coffee tables? :rofl:
Blue Shadow
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wkohler wrote: Aug 03, 2022 3:44 PM Mine are in my living room.
Entrance foyer right now. Dang it is a big chunk of space. Third bedroom I guess.
Mdreamer
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Blue Shadow wrote: Aug 03, 2022 4:23 PM
wkohler wrote: Aug 03, 2022 3:44 PM Mine are in my living room.
Entrance foyer right now. Dang it is a big chunk of space. Third bedroom I guess.
Up against the wall in the garage... It has been there so long that it is almost as if it is the wall itself. Lol.
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I moved (with the help of "movers") the two I have from Seattle to Durango. I was too afraid to know if they broke them so when I put them away in my new storage I intentionally didn't look.
Tom4444
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So are these windshields still available?
wkohler
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Not currently, no.
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