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Old 08-28-2010, 02:14 PM
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There goes my windshield - One month in

AAAaaarrrgghhhh!!!
Just got back from a day of golf in small town Alberta, and got to drive on a wonderful newly chip sealed highway.
You guessed it, rocks flying, took one in the windshield, and now I have a nice crack right across my line of sight.

Why on earth do the people that run transportation departments thinks that chip sealing is a good idea? The road noise is intolerable, and the cost of all the lost windshields has to be astronomical.

I'm willing to bet I won't even be able to find a windshield for another 6 months.

Any thoughts on aftermarket windshields? The last one I had in my E60 you could see wavy imperfections across the passenger side.

I think I'll cry now.

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Old 08-28-2010, 03:45 PM
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Bummer - especially sad given your username.

Does insurance cover?
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:12 PM
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Haha. The username has more to do with my pathetic short game on the golf course!
In my chagrin I missed the obvious irony!

Yes I do have insurance but I wonder how many claims they will tolerate before they get sick of me!

I drove for 25 years and never lost a windshield. Now it seems I can't go six months. Its the windshield gods getting back at me I guess.
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:53 PM
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If it makes you feel any better, a rock cracked my windshield 6 miles after I took delivery.

Fortunately it wasn't bad -- the window guy was able to fix it instead if replacing the whole windshield, but I know your pain.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:31 AM
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Just got a quote from the dealership.
$752 for the glass, and about $60 for some moulding.
Plus install I would think.
Actually quite surprised. I was expecting double that.
Windshield is in Canada, moulding has to come from Germany.
Normally I would NEVER replace glass in Alberta before winter. but in this case, the crack is right in my line of sight.

You know, it just doesn;t feel the same drinving a brand new risdewhen you have a cracked windshield....
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:26 AM
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Just got a quote from the dealership.
$752 for the glass, and about $60 for some moulding.
Plus install I would think.
Actually quite surprised. I was expecting double that.
Windshield is in Canada, moulding has to come from Germany.
Normally I would NEVER replace glass in Alberta before winter. but in this case, the crack is right in my line of sight.

You know, it just doesn;t feel the same drinving a brand new risdewhen you have a cracked windshield....
take a picture of it. It may be reparable with resin.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:29 PM
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take a picture of it. It may be reparable with resin.
In some states and provinces, a chip directly in the driver's line of sight cannot be repaired. For instance, VA has such a law so therefore the entire windscreen must be replaced, like on my mom's 325i.
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