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      01-22-2013, 04:04 PM   #12
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Drives: M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South Florida

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OEM glass is Pilkington and is very soft and chips easily. (see Euro regulations re: glass safety). A/M glass has gotten much better; if you want A/M stick with PPG/ (pittsburgh glass works) which also does alot of OEM work. Definitely inspect the glass prior to install as you'll be able to see if there's any imperfections/distortions in the glass. If the A/M glass is good, just use it. The only downside is you lose the BMW logo in the lower corner of the glass.

So, while OEM is def #1; PPG or aftermarket Pilkington, is just as good IMO.

Make sure the glass is correct with rain sensor/etc prior to install also.

Good Luck!