Other Talk "Otterville" plus Religion/Politics

YACT....windshield

Old 03-08-08, 05:02 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
EdTheRipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 14,404
YACT....windshield

About a year ago, I had my front windshield replaced due to a large crack. A few months back, I noticed that when we had rain, the front part of my headliner would get wet. It was a minor annoyance that I kept putting on the back burner. Until today. It's been pouring for the better part of 24 hours now and is supposed to continue until the later hours. When I got into the car after work, the driver's side seat was wet from being dripped on. This annoys the shit out of me so now it's time to get this repaired. The windshield itself is not cracked or chipped in any way as far as I can see. I've tried AAA Auto Glass and Giant Glass but nothing I can find on their site says anything about repairing leaks of this nature. There's a local glass place not far from me that says they repair leaks but I'm not sure what to expect cost-wise. Any ideas/suggestions?
EdTheRipper is offline  
Old 03-08-08, 05:20 PM
  #2  
Premium Member
 
The Cow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Grazing in a field somewhere...
Posts: 20,583
Go back to whoever replaced your windshield and tell them to fix it correctly?
The Cow is online now  
Old 03-08-08, 05:28 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
EdTheRipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 14,404
Originally Posted by The Cow
Go back to whoever replaced your windshield and tell them to fix it correctly?
I would but it's my mother-in-law's mechanic and I don't trust him as far as I can throw him. I'd rather pay out of pocket to have the peace of mind that it's being done right.
EdTheRipper is offline  
Old 03-08-08, 05:34 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: On the banks of the Red Cedar
Posts: 9,867
Contact your insurance. My place has vouchers for several local companies that covers your deductible.

I would probably get a new windshield. I would figure all a repair would be is adding caulk along the seam.
jonw9 is offline  
Old 03-08-08, 05:35 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,915
use a sparkplug to break the window again.
Jacoby Ellsbury is offline  
Old 03-08-08, 06:26 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: a mile high, give or take a few feet
Posts: 13,292
I wouldn't think redoing the sealing would cost more than $100 or so. Cut it out, remove windshield, place new sealing, replace windshield. Labor, basically.

Hell, replacing an entire windshield didn't cost me much more than $250, if I remember correctly.
mndtrp is offline  
Old 03-08-08, 07:12 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 561
Whatever you do, have it done at a glass/winshield specialist or body shop. They will have a higher degree of expertise than a general mechanic. If your headliner is messed up, you're straying into body shop territory.
jonnyquest is offline  
Old 03-09-08, 01:54 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Heat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 16,701
Remove the trim and just put in silicone caulk all around where the leak is occurring (the top of the windshield). Or some other type of sealant of course - roofing tar would work and is cheap ($1.25 per tube?), but the silicone would be much "neater".

And you can easily do this yourself.
Heat is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.