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Rock hit my windshield

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by bethes, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:34 AM
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    bethes

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    I was passing a semi yesterday and a rock hit my windshield, leaving a star right in the middle of the passenger's side. It's about 1/3" in diameter. It's only on the outside, the cracks don't extend through to the inside of the glass.

    I've found a few home repair kits, like Fix-A-Windshield, by Fix-A-Flat. Does anyone have experience using this product or a similar one? Or is it better to take it to a glass shop and let them take care of it?
     
  2. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    macgyver

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    I would just take it to a glass shop. It's relatively cheap for them to repair it. < $50

    I've had a chip about that size for about 2.5 years now and it hasn't gotten any bigger so at this point I'm not worried about repairing it since it's been through 2 winters, 2 summers, and multiple offroad excursions and hasn't gotten any worse.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    get a glass shop to fix it...your insurance will cover the cost
     
  4. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    jflan

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    This.

    Go easy on defroster heat until you get it healed up.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    jackhart

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    the glass shops have a way of applying the sealant under high pressure, which the diy kits you buy yourself can't do. i would go the glass shop route no question. they guarantee the results as well, and usually it is fully covered by insurance.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2011 at 3:31 AM
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    Looks like we have an agreement. Glass shop it is.

    Not sure about insurance covering it; $500 deductible on my comprehensive (oh I miss the good ol' days on my parents' insurance with a $50 deductible). I'll ask though, can't hurt. If it's less than $50 anyway I might be better off just paying it out of pocket anyway.

    Thanks!
     
  7. Dec 20, 2011 at 3:41 AM
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    JimBeam

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    Here in SC, glass damaged like this is repaired or replaced at no cost to you

    insurance doesnt go up and you dont have to pay the deductible
     
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