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Old 12-04-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Hee Hee. I HOPE NOT!!!! Our chip stayed intact as just a chip for over a year. Then one morning . . . there was the crack . . .

Oh - forgot to add - the guy who popped out the windshield and put the new one in said if we had called them about the chip, they could have fixed the chip w/o removing the glass (in many cases). Don't know about that, but thought I would mention it. Have no clue what type of repair they can do but he said such repairs are not noticeable. And they are not expensive.
I had that done after a truck scattered rocks at me. They put some "stuff" on the chip and then apply a device that makes a vacuum seal and forces the stuff into the crack tightly. I could NOT see where it was when they finished. The windshield lasted another couple of years until I sold the car(to neighbors, so I know it's still OK after 8 yrs or so).
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Uptown
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I knew the same rule in FL. As I understand it up here in NC, the crack has to be in the direct line of sight of the driver to be covered under insurance. But even then (and in FL as well), I do believe your deductible always applies.
I had State Farm in Florida, and I did not pay a deductible last year to have my windshield replaced due to a hole from a rock. No questions, no deductible, real easy. I didn't have any special "windshield protection".
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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I remember hearing radio commercials run over and over during the summer time here about chip repair. I guess the hot weather and cool water during a car wash or something will make a crack too. Sounds like big business up here. I don't remember seeing hardly anywhere near the amount of cracks in windshields in FL as I do here in NC.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I had State Farm in Florida, and I did not pay a deductible last year to have my windshield replaced due to a hole from a rock. No questions, no deductible, real easy. I didn't have any special "windshield protection".
That is the law in FL, we have Geico and that's how it was with us as well.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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That is the law in FL, we have Geico and that's how it was with us as well.
FLorida I believe reimburses the insurance companies, so in essnece all the taxpayers pay for it, or its already in your fees.

As far as the chip in my windshield, at this point I am not messing with greatness. That chip has been with me for years now. 75,000 miles and counting. Offroading in the Washington and Arizona Highlands. Been to 25 states and two crazy ice storms, a flood and a blinding snowstorm. If the Montana Mountain Wind didn't crack it... well I will just leave it at that. Again, all this talk and I it will probably crack my whole truck in half. Poor Tahoe!
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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FLorida I believe reimburses the insurance companies, so in essnece all the taxpayers pay for it, or its already in your fees.

As far as the chip in my windshield, at this point I am not messing with greatness. That chip has been with me for years now. 75,000 miles and counting. Offroading in the Washington and Arizona Highlands. Been to 25 states and two crazy ice storms, a flood and a blinding snowstorm. If the Montana Mountain Wind didn't crack it... well I will just leave it at that. Again, all this talk and I it will probably crack my whole truck in half. Poor Tahoe!

Nah you are going to sneeze one day and it's going to go............
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: South Park
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Had that happen to me twice in as many months *thank you 85*
Harmon glass came out to my home and within 30 minutes I had new glass.
Always friendly and prompt service. Can't comment on the pricing though, as it was a company car. I would at least check with them for a quote. Good luck!
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:23 AM
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I just had a chip in my windshield fixed by "Bulls Eye Windshield Repair" today. Very professional and courteous, and they did it in my driveway in about 30 mins. The repairman told me that they can fix most chips, as long as they're not bigger than a quarter.

From what I remembered about my engineering studies a long time ago: the reason why a crack propagates is because the stress concentration at the tip (of the crack) is very high. So unless you fix it right away, it will continue to widen.

The $60 repair cost was paid for by my insurance.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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I'm familiar with chip repairs as I've had some down in good old Miami but unfortunately this one grew the other morning when it was super cold. I'll look into the two companies recommended.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:59 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I'm familiar with chip repairs as I've had some down in good old Miami but unfortunately this one grew the other morning when it was super cold. I'll look into the two companies recommended.
Let us know . . .
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