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Old 11-06-2017, 04:47 PM
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^ may be worth a trip to he dealer to see if there is really any difference.
Yes, I am heading to dealer down the street right now.

G20 will be a good candidate, with both mandatory rear view camera plus laminated side windows!

In the meantime, should tint be added? ..... Maybe just need to tough it out one more summer.
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:20 PM
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Yes, I am heading to dealer down the street right now.

G20 will be a good candidate, with both mandatory rear view camera plus laminated side windows!

In the meantime, should tint be added? ..... Maybe just need to tough it out one more summer.
I was certain I was going to add a tint to my car this summer, but I did not. Given my OCD, the more I researched various tints and tint shops, the more I decided it just wasn't worth the risk/hassle of a job gone wrong (actually average person would probably think it was fine, but anything less than perfect and I'd be unhappy).

I'm no expert, but it seems like laminating the side windows for side impact would be different from laminating it for heat, sound deadening, or IR. So G20 may not fix the heat/UV issue.

Regarding getting a 2018 -- I've become very anti-moonroof after owning my current car and it does not look like the F30 can be optioned the way I would want (M-sport) without a moonroof.

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Old 11-06-2017, 05:46 PM
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I was certain I was going to add a tint to my car this summer, but I did not. Given my OCD, the more I researched various tints and tint shops, the more I decided it just wasn't worth the risk/hassle of a job gone wrong (actually average person would probably think it was fine, but anything less than perfect and I'd be unhappy).

I'm no expert, but it seems like laminating the side windows for side impact would be different from laminating it for heat, sound deadening, or IR. So G20 may not fix the heat/UV issue.

Regarding getting a 2018 -- I've become very anti-moonroof after owning my current car and it does not look like the F30 can be optioned the way I would want (M-sport) without a moonroof.
Laminated glass may or may not help with heat rejection, but the laminated layer is made of PVB/UVA, which absorbs UV-A, as well as provide noise isolation.

What's issue with moonroof?
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:53 PM
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Laminated glass may or may not help with heat rejection, but the laminated layer is made of PVB/UVA, which absorbs UV-A, as well as provide noise isolation.

What's issue with moonroof?
Just never use it, so I like the extra headroom and it's good that it also gets rid of some weight. I also don't like BMW's implementation of it with the grating that lets a little light through even when it's closed.
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:34 PM
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Just never use it, so I like the extra headroom and it's good that it also gets rid of some weight. I also don't like BMW's implementation of it with the grating that lets a little light through even when it's closed.
MB C-class seems to have same gratings? Previous forum posts said those are for heat dissipation to prevent exploding moonroof.

My moonroof probably is used mainly to cool down during hot summer days. And moonroof is integral to the look of any car these days, moonroof-less seems to be a bit odd.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:37 PM
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MB C-class seems to have same gratings? Previous forum posts said those are for heat dissipation to prevent exploding moonroof.

My moonroof probably is used mainly to cool down during hot summer days. And moonroof is integral to the look of any car these days, moonroof-less seems to be a bit odd.
Thanks for reminding me about the exploding problem!

I too used to think it was odd to not have one--my last 3 cars had it.
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:12 PM
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MB C-class seems to have same gratings? Previous forum posts said those are for heat dissipation to prevent exploding moonroof.
On the G30, there is no grating in the moonroof visor.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:26 PM
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Fuyao didnt work.

My Original windshield cracked by rock on highway. Called insurance, they are partners with safelite. They come out and replace my windshield. I didnt care that it was aftermarket as glass is glass, but i was wrong. Glass had strange double vision at nights looking at lights. Safelite came back out and replaced again, same result, they then opted for OE glass. No problems since they installed a bmw branded pilkington. Probably the reason why my side windows are bmw fuyao and windshield is not.

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Old 12-11-2017, 03:50 AM
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I don't understand your last statement worded as a question.
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:40 PM
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:22 PM
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My Original windshield cracked by rock on highway. Called insurance, they are partners with safelite. They come out and replace my windshield. I didnt care that it was aftermarket as glass is glass, but i was wrong. Glass had strange double vision at nights looking at lights. Safelite came back out and replaced again, same result, they then opted for OE glass. No problems since they installed a bmw branded pilkington. Probably the reason why my side windows are bmw fuyao and windshield is not.
I have seen Fuyao windshields on the Jaguar XE. And sure enough I found this while googling.
http://www.autoglasswarehouse.com.au...t_2/154874.jpg
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:27 PM
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[QUOTE=mr_clueless;11748577]I have seen Fuyao windshields on the Jaguar XE. And sure enough I found this while googling.
http://www.autoglasswarehouse.com.au...t_2/154874.jpg[/QUOTE

Good find. I am not against them. I just wanted to share my experience. I think i will request OE glass from now on to avoid the rework i went through.
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oh my, now we are freaking out over Fuyao glasses? They even have a plant in Ohio now. They are fine.
Actually, the Ohio plant has had quality problems.

I just had my windshield replaced because of a long crack with Fuyao solar tint acoustic HUD glass. The glass was made in China, not Ohio.

I haven't driven it yet; I will tomorrow and see if everything looks okay. I especially want to make sure that the HUD is clear and the front cameras are working correctly.

Living in hot Arizona, the solar tint will likely be a positive item.
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Old 04-03-2020, 05:46 PM
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Actually, the Ohio plant has had quality problems.

I just had my windshield replaced because of a long crack with Fuyao solar tint acoustic HUD glass. The glass was made in China, not Ohio.

I haven't driven it yet; I will tomorrow and see if everything looks okay. I especially want to make sure that the HUD is clear and the front cameras are working correctly.

Living in hot Arizona, the solar tint will likely be a positive item.
Is your Fuyao glass with BMW logo?

There was a huge difference for my F30 passenger side glass between Fuyao and Fuyao + BMW logo.
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:23 PM
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Actually, the Ohio plant has had quality problems.

I just had my windshield replaced because of a long crack with Fuyao solar tint acoustic HUD glass. The glass was made in China, not Ohio.

I haven't driven it yet; I will tomorrow and see if everything looks okay. I especially want to make sure that the HUD is clear and the front cameras are working correctly.

Living in hot Arizona, the solar tint will likely be a positive item.
Can I ask why you randomly bumped a nearly 3 year old thread?
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Can I ask why you randomly bumped a nearly 3 year old thread?
stupidity. Go ahead and close it. I just redid my windshield and didn't notice that it was that old.
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F30 side glass is from Fuyao, Changchun, Jilin, People's Republic of China. That company has a Dayton, Ohio factory making glass for US companies, VW, and Toyota.

Pickington windshield from England, rear glass from Turkey.
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Sorry, I cannot give you James Bond 007's mobile number.

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There is a program on Netflix called the American Company. It is about Fuyao opening a factory in an old GM plant in Dayton. Interesting watch and some insight into Fuyao.
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There is a program on Netflix called the American Company. It is about Fuyao opening a factory in an old GM plant in Dayton. Interesting watch and some insight into Fuyao.
You meant "American Factory"?
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