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Is Pilkington still the go-to? Is Volvo still an option? I want the right seal, I've had a few 90 and older 240's with the later windshield that had poor seal fitment.
The problem I had with my replacement windshield was the rubber seal was too narrow. The seller guaranteed it would fit, but it did not on the lower corners. $200 installed, glass came from Chicago, not sure of the brand.
You have to request a wider seal or provide your own. Installers will get away with using the cheapest seal.
Still haven't gotten mine replaced yet. I like the look of the chrome, I just don't trust that a place will set the clips right, or that the seal on a 91+ will be the right fit. Some glass shops don't want to use supplied parts even if they are Volvo brand, because they won't warranty it.
Then DIY with a friend. The butyl tape windshields are very straight forward to replace. If
I recall correctly you use 3/8" butyl windshield tape. You set the clips on the glass and install the trim with the rubber strip installed. Then set the windshield and be sure to set it on top
of the rubber spacers at the bottom. I already regret having the glass in the 93 wagon done
by a shop with the new glue and incorrect size sealing strip. Bleh.
does this info generally apply to 960s? I have a 96 960 that needs a new windshield. i really don't trust anyone in my local area to do it given the low-quality work culture that pervades.
is it a tough job?
local shop quoted me $270 i think on replacement. I'm anxious of spending that only to have a leaking/crack-prone windshield