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after market windshield does not fit

Anyone have issues with an after market windshield not fitting correctly?

I bought and had installed a windshield from a local Porsche dealer (Porsche seal as well) and it does not go in all the way. It sticks out and looks like it could leak water into the window frame causing rust.

The OEM windshield is twice as expensive. Has anyone else had this issue? Before I plunk down another $500 for the OEM version I want to see if it should fix the problem.

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Some pictures might help. My windshield was replaced this year without issue using a seal from Pelican. A local installer recommended by my indy provided the windshield. I don't think it is oem, the glass was about $375 I think. I have read where others used safelite successfully.
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Well I just ponied up $600 for an OEM windshield. The aftermarket one was $ 250. Am I the only one that has had difficulty with an aftermarket one? Going to be bad if the OEM has a similar fit issue. The Porsche dealer guy has apparently installed many of these. Maybe I just got a bad one or something want amiss with the install (i did find a length of rope still behind the seal)

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I will bet its a goofed install
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I will have pics tonight but I be you are right. I can push on it and it goes another 1/4 + inch in but does not stay in. It should be solid. I don't want to break it by pushing on it. My painter says he does not like it. Says it going to leak and cause rust in the window frame.

For $600 (just the glass) it better fit like a glove.

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There is a thing called "centering" LOL
A P.car windshield is SO simple to put in..I have done mine all alone and by myself..as well as the rear one LOL
BUT....one has to center it
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don't know why mine is being such a *****. I took it out....no problem. Figured the Porsche guy could put it in no problem. Don't know what the problem is. He has done many so must be the glass. However, no one has come forward to say aftermarket glass is junk so I am skeptical it's the glass
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I have used both kinds...For me there has been no difference..
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I have installed several, I had an aftermarket once which did not fit. I just installed a good used Sigla I got for $100, seal popped right in, fits like a glove.
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OK..lets say you do this for a living...could you not tell it is wrong?
So either way.
Someone is at fault
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Pilkington supplies replacement glass to BMW here in the states (my BMW front windshield was replaced not too long ago and has both the Pilkington name and BMW logo on it.

When I needed a new windshield for my 84 Carrera my installer recommended Pilkington. That is what he installed and the fit, quality and clarity is very good.
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I dont know what to say here.So many are derailed by a silly windshield !
If you can adjust valves you sure as HELLL can do a windshield !
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Pilkington supplies replacement glass to BMW here in the states (my BMW front windshield was replaced not too long ago and has both the Pilkington name and BMW logo on it.

When I needed a new windshield for my 84 Carrera my installer recommended Pilkington. That is what he installed and the fit, quality and clarity is very good.
Same here. No issues.
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I opted for the China made windshield because it is considerably lighter than the German version. Kind of like RS glass. No issues with fitment.
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If it looks like the seal is bulging I'm 99% sure it's the installer. Have him do it again. The windshield will need to get pressed down harder for the seal to fit. You'll see the outer edge of the rubber seal curl up on the frame. After the first corner is seated properly the windshield almost gets "sucked" in place.

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Having safelite put glass in today. They are using Sigla replacement glass with antenna, I'll let everyone know how it fits.
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I bought and had installed a windshield from a local Porsche dealer (Porsche seal as well) and it does not go in all the way. It sticks out and looks like it could leak water into the window frame causing rust.
Did you give the "installer" the opportunity to address the problem?
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Having safelite put glass in today. They are using Sigla replacement glass with antenna, I'll let everyone know how it fits.
If you don't mind me asking, what is the price range for this?

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For price just go to safelite website and get an instant quote.
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I had difficulty finding a chain store replacement shop that could get a windshield for my car. It is 40 years old. My paing guy knows the parts manager at a local Porsche shop and got the glass at cost and put it in. Again don't know why the install is botched.

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