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Old 07-21-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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glass repair ?

Just got my MH back from 2 weeks at body shop getting repairs from earlier collison. I decide to wash front and windshield as my wife had been cleaning inside much of the day. As I wash she notices a crack on lower drivers side windshield (two piece). She comments that it was not there until I washed it. Now I do not know how washing a windshield can cause a crack, but of course did not argue, bottom line there is a crack that appears could run futher up the glass (about 6 inches now). My question is whether the folks who fix rock chips/hits can repair cracks? Anyone have experience to this issue?

Imagine, next day after getting coach home from a $10K claim repair then find another possible claim. GMAC has hit me with 5 points on the other claim and policy runs out on August 6th.....unless I pay the new, doubled premium, which I doubt that I will. Prefer a glass man fix, if possible, but may have to file claim anyway. Guess they can always turn me down.
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Way back when, I was a windshield repair dude. We fixed lots of cracks and stars and breaks. It was NOT rocket science. I notice now that Loc Tite offers a glass repair product in the adhesive section of Home D'po. Perhaps you should try it and report back.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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Call a rock chip repair place and have them come out. They should be able to seal the 6" crack.
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windshield damage

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Call a rock chip repair place and have them come out. They should be able to seal the 6" crack.
Think I will take pictures, maybe even file claim since I have a $250 deductable with current insurance (and a company that I probably will not be dealing with in 2 weeks). However, with pictures as reference I believe it wise to have checked by chip repair person to see if I can at least get a possible "easy fix". This is evidently a stress crack of some kind, unusual but real.
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This shouldn't be about repairing this windshield. It should be about replacing it!

You need to contact that body shop ASAP! They can file what's called an "add on" to the original claim to cover damage previously unseen - stuff not on their original estimate or part of the original claim. Shouldn't cost you any more than the time/inconvenience to return it to the body shop - unless the insurance company sends you to a specialized windshield replacement facility.

You should not be responsible for a cracked windshield after a 10k repair!!!
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Claim filed with open window on fix, whether I reup with this company in two weeks or not. Claim department very obliging.

Thanks to all for input.
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