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Old 02-14-2006, 04:51 AM   #1
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Well some bozo driving half on the shoulder threw a rock up and chipped the very top left corner of our windshield a couple of inches from the edge. Has anyone had any luck with the "do it yourself repair kits" sold at auto supplies, walmart, ect. or should I get one of those windshield repair guys to do it? Chip & crack is smaller than a dime but I want to keep it from spreading.
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Old 02-14-2006, 04:51 AM   #2
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Well some bozo driving half on the shoulder threw a rock up and chipped the very top left corner of our windshield a couple of inches from the edge. Has anyone had any luck with the "do it yourself repair kits" sold at auto supplies, walmart, ect. or should I get one of those windshield repair guys to do it? Chip & crack is smaller than a dime but I want to keep it from spreading.
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:18 AM   #3
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Robert,get a pro to fix it. Insurance should cover it. I've had chips repaired and windshields replaced and insurance has covered all with no deductable to pay.

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If you have it repaired through your insurance company, it does go on your record as a claim.

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If your ins. covers it I'd have it done.
However I've had one repaired and I did one myself with one of those kits.
Mine was as good as the one done by the repairman.
Sounds like your chip is in a good spot for that type repair. I wouldn't want one that was in my normal line of sight as I don't think they are ever totally transparent.
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Had a chip fixed on ours just after we got it, can't even see where it was. We used Safelite Autoglass, they have locations nationwide and it was only about $60.00. They came to the house to do it.

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A glass repair claim on your insurance won't affect your rates with most insurers - it's a "no fault" type of accident and not a reflection on your driving record.
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Thanks for suggestions. I called State Farm and repair is free. Getting it set up this week with a mobile repair service I know, before it has a chance of cracking all over the place. Time will tell if it raises the rates, but I dont think it will.
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I have had a couple fixed on 2 ocasions and the ins. co. are glad to do it verses the price of glass replacment . In most states glass is in the comprehensive type of clame and those usually don't count as a clame
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RV Roamer:
A glass repair claim on your insurance won't affect your rates with most insurers - it's a "no fault" type of accident and not a reflection on your driving record. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We had State Farm and had two chips repaired by them for 'Free". When we moved and wound up changing insurance companies, I found out that SF had recorded them both as "claims". This did hurt on the next insurance.

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