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Nick325xiT 5spd
01-04-2003, 04:04 PM
*mutters about flying rocks*

Plaz
01-04-2003, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Nick325xiT 5spd
*mutters about flying rocks*

Bummer. No recommendations, but some sympathy.

Hey, at least you'll have a new pit-free windshield!

(Anyone have recommendations for anything that fills and invisible-izes those little pits? You know, the hundreds of them not really visible until you're driving into the direction of the sun?)

Nick325xiT 5spd
01-04-2003, 04:11 PM
http://www.nrubenstein.com/images/impact.JPG

rwg
01-05-2003, 12:24 AM
I am afraid I have lots of experience with this topic. A few quetions:

1) What is the damage? Long crack? Small chip?

2) Do you have a fundamental problem with repair over replacemet?

3) Do you have a rain sensor?

Pinecone
01-05-2003, 05:46 AM
Check your insurance. Or covers windshield replacement with a $50 or $100 deductable. Versus $30 - $50 to repair that I have seen.

DrBimmer
01-05-2003, 06:44 AM
Don't get me started on windshields. I think I had two repairs and a replacement on my 323. The roads around here suck, there are rocks all over the place, and to make it worse, the trucks drive way too fast on the highways and randomly spew debris all over your car when you are driving down the road. :mad: :mad:

That chip looks very familiar. I got one just like it on the car I rented in Portugal last week. I was afraid what they would have charged me to fix it/replace it, but luckily it was a busy morning at the airport in Lisbon when I flew back and no one noticed it. I normally would have felt guilty, but considering they gave me the car filthy and with a clutch that was on its way out, I guess they got what they had coming. Not to mention that last year they tried to charge me to replace a windshiled on the car I rented when I knew that it was there beforehand.

Back on topic... My insurance covered the repairs on my old car without any deductible. I didn't do the replacement through them, however... I was afraid to make 3 glass claims in one year.

beauport
01-05-2003, 08:50 AM
Believe it or not that can probably be repaired and you'll never know it happened. You do want to get it fixed before it spreads and cannot be fixed. These folks (http://www.windshieldrepair.com/service.htm) do good work and guarantee it. You can check the national site to see if there's a shop closer to you. Good luck.

F1Crazy
01-05-2003, 09:13 AM
Rock chips and broken windshields are my curse :banghead: and having some experience with it I think you can get that fixed.
It's not going to be perfect but all you'll see will be like a little bug splash. I think that company that did mine is called Safelite http://www.safelite.com/
Your insurance should cover the repair without deductable and those folks will do paperwork for you.
Good luck!

Nick325xiT 5spd
01-05-2003, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by beauport
Believe it or not that can probably be repaired and you'll never know it happened. You do want to get it fixed before it spreads and cannot be fixed. These folks (http://www.windshieldrepair.com/service.htm) do good work and guarantee it. You can check the national site to see if there's a shop closer to you. Good luck.

Thanks!

I'll give them a call.