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      01-22-2013, 04:07 PM   #15

Drives: 2011 e92 M3
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NY

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Originally Posted by m3an View Post
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!
+1000 There is nothing wrong with a quality aftermarket glass. Except if you want the BMW logo in the corner..and sometimes buyers look for it as a sign the car had a replacement

What I would be more concerned is getting installed properly because this glass is structural and bonded to the body.