Shop recommendations for windshield replacement.

Discussion in 'Maintenance Bay' started by Nmm347, Nov 10, 2018 at 1:35 PM.

  1. Nmm347

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    Does anyone have a good shop in the southwest they would recommend for a windshield replacement on a 182? From the info I’ve been able to dig up it sounds like the install time increases drastically with an inexperienced mechanic.
     
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    I've written a lot about this in the past. On a Cessna, any shop that says they want to remove the lower valance strip... run like hell. It turns an 8-9 hour job into 40 hours. My opinion, Windscreens should be replaced according to the maintenance manual.

    Also consider an aircraft paint shop. They do them all the time and are fast just by shear repetitive work. The local paint shop T&P at KSNS does them in less than 10 hours.

    My Mechanic and I replaced all the windows with Great Lakes Aero (Almost no trimming needed), in 40 hours for ALL windows. Looks awesome. Also popped for the Solar Control Grey windows. Really glad I did.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I saw your other post regarding not removing lower valance. I didn’t think about paint shops, I’ll call a few in the area Monday to get some quotes.