08 February 2014

Got It...

So I went the "responsible adult" route with my bonus and put a windshield in the Baja instead of buying reloading supplies. It really needed a windshield, it had a chunk of glass out of it right behind the rear view mirror button; the button was actually mounted over the hole. Two cracks had radiated from that hole, one to the left and one to the right, and the one to the left neatly bisected the drivers FOV.

A little over 2 bills later and the crack was magically gone, but there was something...different. I couldn't quite put my finger on it. I won't say I obsessed over it, but it did kind of niggle the back of the mind every time I got in the trucklet. So this morning I got in and reached up to pull the sunshade down and it hit me...the new windshield does not have the tinted strip across the top like the old one did.

And now, that mystery is solved.


Angus McThag said...

The ineffable difference for my car when I finally got a new windshield was that the new glass was CLEAR!

The old glass, being 20 years and 250k miles old had been pocked with micro divots from all those years of road debris.

The new glass is lacking that and was noticeably clearer.

Larry said...

That too.

I was expecting the clear, I wasn't expecting the lack of tint.

Thanks for dropping by!