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It never freaking fails... rock to the windshield!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chronism, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Feb 2, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    Chronism

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    So I am on my way to lunch from work and all of a sudden..."Smack!!!". A large rock hits the windshield, apparently off of a dump truck traveling the opposite direction on a 2 way road. The last 4-5 new vehicles I have owned have all been smacked with a rock and cracked within 3 months of buying them. I must have the worst luck when it comes to this.

    Probably no sense in replacing it until springtime after the winter potholes and roads are somewhat repaired.

    Sorry, had to rant, steaming pretty bad right now...
     
  2. Feb 2, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    at least report it so you dont get F'd later on down the road
     
  3. Feb 2, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    i had one the first week of having my truck. off my hood into the windshield nice big paint chip and a rock chip
     
  4. Feb 2, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    I know it sounds strange, but i've had a deflector on the front of the hood for 19 years and have had 1 windshield replaced in that time. Some may dispute it's effectiveness, but it 's worked for me.

    Az is full of dirt , gravel and rocks.

    Good luck!

    The groundhog says spring is right around the corner! LOL

    Azbackcountry
     
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    It's bigger than a quarter and chipped out as well os cracked, so repair may be out of the question. As for reporting it, I can always just say it "just happened" once I do go to replace it. I would think if I report now and decided not to replace, they would deny me later down the road?
     
  7. Feb 2, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    had it happen to my old truck. called my insurance agent and said they would have it repaired. No deductable or anything. took it to a local glass shop and they filled it and couldnt hardley notice it was their.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    Yes, used this on mine and it worked good.

    No no no.....pay out of your pocket to have chip repaired or repair it with the above stuff AND on the crack, go to a windshield repair place and have them drill the end of the crack and fill it with the chip repair stuff. I had a big chip I repaired on mine with a crack coming out the top of it on the lower windshield. I had the repair place do the drilling and filling and it has not traveled a bit, even with a bit of trail jarring stuff. I wasn't willing to drill on my windshield, that was where I let the experts do their magic.

    Dude, please do NOT do this, even with glass coverage! We did this on all three of our vehicles at some point to keep from having to replace windshields, helping the ins co you'd think. When we went to renew coverage the next year they wanted to up our cost due to the 4 claims we had the last year. We were like WTF? we didn't crash and have anything we claimed. It was those windshield repairs we had done and charged to the ins co. My advice - pay 20.00 out of pocket or go to get a kit and do it yourself.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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  10. Feb 2, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    just happened to me last week on 95. heard one loud smack but didnt think anything of it, knew it was a rock or somthing then 5 seconds later another loud smack right in my face, looked at the windshield a little below eye level and there she was, a nice crack from a rock. luckly its super small so im not too worried about it right now
     
  11. Feb 2, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    if its that big, id be worried about the integrity of the rest of the windshield. one more small rock, or hitting a bump the wrong way and next youll be wearing that windshield.
     
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