May 6, 2013 at 8:03 am #234669
Went for a ride on saturday – guy pulled out in front of me and threw a rock right in my viewing area and now have a bodybig chip. Hopefully it can be fixed or I will need to replace the glass. Anybody ever replace? Cost? Ideas?May 6, 2013 at 8:37 am #255743KentTParticipant
Some glass chips can be repaired, so I’d suggest you have a glass shop look at.The windshield, being small, and most importantly – absolutely flat, means that a glass shop can cut a new one for you out of stock materials on hand. My guess would be somewhere between $150-200 without installation.Mine has been replaced, and the top 4″ or so are tinted.As far as “dang the luck” – I bought a new Dodge pickup about 10 years ago and on the drive home from the dealer got a huge chip in the windshield… so I can feel your pain.
Early FF TDr on 69 VW pan
Slowly coming back from the ashes...May 6, 2013 at 8:51 am #255744AnonymousInactive
had to replace my windshield about 2 years ago. Cost to replace was $110. I pulled frame from car and took it to a local glass shop. He installed flat auto glass in the frame glass is a slightly tinted, done in less than an hour. I live in California.May 6, 2013 at 9:23 am #255745sreynoldsParticipant
SafeLite (I believe that’s the name) is a national chain that has a good repair system and a lot of insurance companies will cover the cost of the repiair. At worst it leaves a little spot in the glass that looks like a water drop and after awhile you never notice it.May 6, 2013 at 10:04 am #255746KentTParticipant
@kenttGeorge Fisher wrote:had to replace my windshield about 2 years ago. Cost to replace was $110. I pulled frame from car and took it to a local glass shop. He installed flat auto glass in the frame glass is a slightly tinted, done in less than an hour. I live in California.George,I was initially going to say somewhere around $100, based upon the cost of the last flat VW windshield I had cut. I guess I allowed too much for inflation… 😀
Early FF TDr on 69 VW pan
Slowly coming back from the ashes...May 6, 2013 at 10:06 am #255747edward ericsonParticipant
Should be $100, maybe $150 since you live in an expensive area.May 6, 2013 at 10:19 am #255748
Thanks guys – will call State Farm today and see if they will cover or at least discount. May try the fix first and then replace if not happy.May 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm #255749
State farm does not cover but gave me names using their discount. Nobody will repair in line of vision. I am going to try and fix myself w/ a repair kit. If not happy I will replace when I get back from Carlisle – wish me luck.May 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm #255750edward ericsonParticipant
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