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Repairing rock chip

Discussion in 'Warranty questions' started by dale512, Dec 28, 2009.

    dale512 guest

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    I received a 3/8 inch rock chip today. It is low and on the passenger side of the windshield. Since it is not in my direct line of sight, I thought I would have a glass company try and repair it. If the repair is not satisfactory, my thought is to have my dealership replace the windshield with the proper rain sensing windshield and with proper tools. Any thoughts with repairing the windshield? Should I have the windshield replaced without attempting to have it repaired? Thanks in advance for your advice.
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    tiFreak

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    having the chip repaired would probably be much cheaper than replacing the windshield, couldn't hurt to have them repair it first and see how it turns out
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    CRKrieger

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    It really depends on the damage. I did have a chip in a windshield repaired a year or two ago and even though it is slightly visible (if I happen to be looking at my right front fender - well out of my usual line of sight), I'm satisfied with it. It's one of those 'it can't hurt to try' deals. As long as your insurance is willing to pay for a full replacement if the repair doesn't work out, then I'd offer to try the repair first. Odds are they'll appreciate this. If not, you need a new insurance company anyway ...

    dale512 guest

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    Thanks for the replies. I was leaning towards having the chip fixed but was afraid the fix may make the chip expand, and then I would be in the position of having to replace the windshield. I measure the chip weekly and it is not expanding. I'll look for a glass shop in the New Year.

    zibbyzibs guest

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    Not sure if you did anything yet, but may want to check with your insurance company. They may cover the cost as it will be far less expensive than a full window replacement. My insurance covers all my chips.

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