windshield rock chip

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  1. timeless2

    timeless2 Vi Veri Veni Versum Vicus Vici Admin Dude

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    So today I was fueling my '04 GT and I cleaned the windshield and rear window as normal. I was saddened when I saw a 1 inch chip (inch includes the spiderwebs starting) just above the passenger side wiper blade.

    I know nothing about glass, so what can be done?
    Should I act before it gets colder this weekend?
    Should I let it be and just live with it and see how far it cracks?

    I really don't want to turn this in, nor can I afford to pay for a new windshield right now. It would probably happen again, anyway. :rolleyes:

    I'll try to get some pictures tonight, but I wanted to know if anyone had preliminary advice. Thanks.
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  2. jasonlee0704

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    You can have it drilled and filled, for $$ now, or wait and pray it doesn't start a growing crack that will cost $$$ to replace the windshield.
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    I've decided to stop by a glass place after work. For $32 he can inject it with an epoxy that is supposed to prevent it from webbing/spreading.

    If it doesn't, he at least applies it to the purchase of another windshield. Decision after that, if it happens, is to get a pony one or plain glass one.
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    My insurance company, State Farm, will pay the glass place to repair a chip without costing me a dime. They would rather pay the $30 something to repair a chip than the $500 or so for a new windshield.

    I bought a new windshield for my fox and it was $189 installed, insurance price would have been $600. What a racket.
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    Farmers ins. does that also. I have the same issue stupid pickup ran on the side of the road and threw a rock. now I can have the chip fixed or get a new windshield. The only problem I have seen with the chip fix is sometimes it will make a blurry spot.
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    Thanks for the responses, everyone. :)
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    Yeah, you should check with your insurance. My insurance (Alfa) also pays the full cost of the repair.
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    Almost all insurance companies do it that way.

    1" is a bit large to be filled, and you will still see it.
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    It's still visible from the inside more so than the outside, so the guy did a decent job filling it.
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    A picture would be nice, but I'm sure it would be something hard to see in a pic. I have had chips filled before and unless you knew it was there, it was hard to see it.
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    OK. I'll go snap a pic right quick. Stand by.
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    OK, the pics really suck and the guy did a good job on the filler, so....

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    It doesn't look that bad. At most it looks like dirt or someting on it
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    Well, it didn't help with me taking the pics in the dark garage with dust all over the windshield. :rolleyes:

    But yeah, the outside looking in appears better than when you are sitting in the passenger seat. It's more noticeable then. :(

    I know I'm being picky, but it is a 2004, so it's still got that new feeling...
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    I know what you mean. After a while, you probably won't even notice it anymore.
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    too bad you don't live in KY...they replace your windshield for free when you get chips/etc in it...no insurance...just call the glass place and he comes and takes care of it...one of the benefits of KY...
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    Wow--where does the funding for it come from, though?
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    Brittney Spears :shrug:
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    I honestly have no clue where it comes from....I thought it was bs..and I called a glass place, and they verified it...I had a chip in my windshield, about the size of a dime...and they said they could fix it...I told them to replace it and they did....no insurance claim..nothing...just a law in KY....
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