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    Re: Windshield repair

    that ClearPlex windshield film is looking like a good idea!!!

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    Msrp for R8 glass is $1,100.

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    Re: Windshield repair

    Quote Originally Posted by ta70raiii View Post
    Wow! That is an expensive windshield! I'm surprised Safelite wouldn't do it.
    Yes WOW indeed, I'm equally surprised; I certainly would feel more comfortable having a national organization like Safelite that does this day in and day do the job.

    As a side; the windshield replacement on my S600 was $3,600. The insurance told me that they would not pay for OEM glass and would only pay for generic replacement glass. After arguing with them, it turned out to be a moot point because no one made a generic windshield for my car and the insurance company had to pop for the OEM glass.

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    Re: Windshield repair

    I'm assuming that the Aston dealer will have a local glass shop do the repair. Apparently they do all of the Aston replacements for them.
    $3600 for an S600 windshield makes me feel a little less pain

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    Re: Windshield repair

    That's crazy expensive glass.

    Then again, I just had to pay my CT state yearly excise tax on the R8 - $2,956... and that was for slightly less than a full year (bought in August and taxes run July 1 - June 30). Barf.
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    Re: Windshield repair

    Quote Originally Posted by ezmaass View Post
    That's crazy expensive glass.

    Then again, I just had to pay my CT state yearly excise tax on the R8 - $2,956... and that was for slightly less than a full year (bought in August and taxes run July 1 - June 30). Barf.
    I surely do not miss the excise tax when I lived in MA!
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    Re: Windshield repair

    In CT we actually pay a yearly city or town property tax. The mill rate determines the yearly fee.
    My town for example has a relatively low mill rate and therefore my property taxes on my home and cars are at least palatable.
    Ironically a town like Greenwich has a much lower mill rate than Hartford or New Haven.
    Go figure.

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    Re: Windshield repair

    I will also go for ClearPlex windshield fim for sure because i am also looking to do https://www.safelite.com/windshield replacement[/URL]. So, it's a great idea !!
    Last edited by RS4Cab; 08-14-2019 at 10:16 AM.

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    Re: Windshield repair

    I personally would go OEM I've had safelite replace a windshield before and the glass had a irregular angle made things look weird out of the right third of the windshield.

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    Re: Windshield repair

    Recently replaced my windshield. Safelite would not touch it. There are no third party windshield replacements for R8 glass. They wanted to find an alternative to OEM but there were none.

    Ultimately just bought the glass from the dealer ($1450 msrp paid $1100) and used the same installer the dealer uses. $400 for the install.

    Two days later caught a rock behind a truck on the highway and you guessed it, small chip embedded into the glass. Glass tech came out and repaired 98% of it. If you didn't know where the knick was you wouldn't know there was one. Stay from behind semi trucks on the highway

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