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Does anyone have experience with the syringe repair system for windshield chips? I know they are ineffective for cracks. Any other good alternatives beside the syringe and actually replacing the windshield?
 

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do you have glass coverage with your insurance?

if yes, just replace the window. it won't raise your rates.
 

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The do it yourself windshield repair kits aren't very effective. If you want the crack or chip repaired, a good reputable glass company can do it. It doesn't make the damage disappear, it just helps stop it from growing. Windshield replacement is your only other option, and you probably would be better off claiming it on your insurance coverage. Comprehensive losses are non chargeable, but you will need to pay for your deductible.
 

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my policy (geico) does not charge a deductible for glass repairs. i think they charge a $50 fee, that was what is was the last time i used it, 3-4 years ago.
 

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i made a post a while back about this issue, mine is just a little chip, about 6 of them, ive taken it to a glass company and they said they can try but they believe its too small to repair
and it would cost 75 the first try and 35 for each additional spot.
its so annoying
 

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The chip is too small to make it worth replacing the windshield. It's just a matter of preventing it from enlargening.
 

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to ensure that your chip windshield is properly installed and that it does not detach from your vehicle while you are driving, it is best to employee the services of a highly recommended, highly skilled, professional auto glass company. there are many determining factors that can help you choose what auto glass contractor is the best choice.



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in other words, even if the chip is small....go to the dealer and have a new one installed. this is why you pay so much for insurance, and your premium will not increase.
 

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in other words, even if the chip is small....go to the dealer and have a new one installed. this is why you pay so much for insurance, and your premium will not increase.
i agree with phoot. make your insurance replace for you after all you've been paying so much for them.
 

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Just so you know, if the chip/crack is "smaller than a dollar bill" (6 inches), the insurance co. will try to get it repaired, not replaced.
I had mine done (replaced) on Tuesday, mine cracked about 18 inches..
Full glass coverage = no deductible.
Oh, and while it was there, i got my new mirror too, no more vibrating!
 

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Just so you know, if the chip/crack is "smaller than a dollar bill" (6 inches), the insurance co. will try to get it repaired, not replaced.
I had mine done (replaced) on Tuesday, mine cracked about 18 inches..
Full glass coverage = no deductible.
Oh, and while it was there, i got my new mirror too, no more vibrating!
Well just so you know any smaller than 6 inches, crack it more so it'll be more then 6 inches...;) hehe
 

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well, yeah, that's pretty much my point, without expressly saying so..
Darned neighborhood kids playing ball always seem to hit my glass (when it needs it..)
 
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