Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-10-2017, 10:13 AM   #1
MWS
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 410
Windshield replacement options

I have a small stone chip that was "repaired" a couple of years ago, it is smooth to touch and almost unnoticeable, almost...

When driving, and the sun hits it just right, it becomes prismatic and is a great distraction. I am (finally) just going to replace the windshield, but having been a victim of a poor aftermarket windshield on another car many years ago (it was like looking though a fish tank), I am leery of of accepting a non-OEM replacement....unfortunately the shops I have spoke with do not have the info for a true OEM replacement.

Can anyone confirm the OEM glass for an '01, or am I just being too anal and I shouldn't be concerned about aftermarket glass, or if I should be concerned, any company that I should definitely refuse?

As always, thanks in advance.

MWS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 12:07 PM   #2
Registered User
 
lkchris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 656
Two choices for oem ...

Green section at top

All clear
__________________
Kent Christensen
Albuquerque
2001 Boxster
2007 GL320 CDI, 2010 CL550
3 BMW motorcycles
lkchris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 01:19 PM   #3
Registered User
 
steved0x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: FL
Posts: 3,906
Safelite got me an OEM glass windshield, I can't remember the name but it is printed on the other windows too I think. I can look tonight and post it here.
steved0x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 01:24 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: It's a kind of magic.....
Posts: 5,160
Quote:
Originally Posted by steved0x View Post
Safelite got me an OEM glass windshield, I can't remember the name but it is printed on the other windows too I think. I can look tonight and post it here.
Saint-Gobain Sekurit
__________________
Anything really new is invented only in one’s youth. Later, one becomes more experienced, more famous – and more stupid.” - Albert Einstein
JFP in PA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 02:05 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Porsche9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 1,795
Go with Safelite.
__________________
03 Carrera
02 Boxster S Guards Red, black interior with matching hardtop
89 Carrera 4
89 944 S2
78 911SC
Porsche9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 04:26 PM   #6
Registered User
 
steved0x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: FL
Posts: 3,906
Quote:
Originally Posted by JFP in PA View Post
Saint-Gobain Sekurit
Yes, thank you. I got the one with the green tint at the top. What a difference, the old Pinkington or whatever previous replacement was in there was totally sandblasted.

Instead of safelite mobile they had me come in and 3 guys worked on it in the shop.
steved0x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 10:59 AM   #7
MWS
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 410
Thanks for the Saint-Gobain info. My existing is stamped that way too, but as second owner (even though I've hd for 10 years) I wasn't sure it was original.
MWS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 03:35 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: MD
Posts: 268
Garage
Went with Safelight to replace a cracked widshield. Did it all online and took the car to a nearby shop. Not a big mistake, but a mistake nonetheless: Their online form for starting the process has you select the car. They had Boxster but no Boxster S. I had forgotten that the S came with a shiny strip in the rubber around the windshield and tint at the top. I could have selected the "my car isn't listed" option but I was in a hurry. The job was done fine, but since it was an insurance claim my cost would have been the same for an S or a base boxste

Cbonilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page