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Old 12-03-2018, 03:13 PM
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On a drive a rock hit my windshield and chip it. It hasn't cracked yet, but i want to get ahead of it. I don't have many options for windshield repair out here in the middle of no where, jasper, in. So if i can't seal it, I will replace. Any ideas if i need a special windshield as I do have the HUD.

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Old 12-03-2018, 03:29 PM
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Go to the dealer and get the HUD windshield installed.
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oh gosh, dealer install. How much will that set me back?
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Should cost nothing, your insurance should cover it.
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I don't know about the front windshield, but a guy I know just had to have his rear glass replaced due to vandalism. Factory glass was $1,150. (aftermarket was $450)

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if you have glass coverage, your insurance co may cover it at no charge to you.
If there is a safelite facility around, they may be able to repair a chip.

When I had mine replaced (cracked), safelite charged the insurance co just under 800 for OEM GM HUD glass. My cost was zero, and they did all the paperwork.
Dealer cost was about 950, IIRC, but I would have been on the hook for the difference.
Dealers here sublet glass work to safelite, BTW.

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Originally Posted by NoRuls View Post
Should cost nothing, your insurance should cover it.
In many places the insurance will not cover it unless you've added coverage for windshields. Ask your insurance agent first.
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Can you put PPF on a windshield to help protect against things like this?
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Originally Posted by ~Stingray View Post
Hey Guys,

On a drive a rock hit my windshield and chip it. It hasn't cracked yet, but i want to get ahead of it. I don't have many options for windshield repair out here in the middle of no where, jasper, in. So if i can't seal it, I will replace. Any ideas if i need a special windshield as I do have the HUD.

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I would just get a reg front windshield for it, one works as good as the other.. If it is HUD or not...Robert
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Originally Posted by ~Stingray View Post
Can you put PPF on a windshield to help protect against things like this?
There is a special PPF for the windshield
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Originally Posted by ~Stingray View Post
Can you put PPF on a windshield to help protect against things like this?
No. See link from Xpel FAQ below.


http://www.xpel.com/ufaqs/can-xpel-i...ed-windshield/

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Most insurance companies will repair a chip at no cost...thatís where Iíd start. If itís too big for a fill, then ok I guess youíre stuck. Personally, replacing the glass would be my last resort.
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Originally Posted by jdk541 View Post
I don't know about the front windshield, but a guy I know just had to have his rear glass replaced due to vandalism. Factory glass was $1,150. (aftermarket was $450)

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Thats crazy! Let insurance do it for free. No deductible.
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Originally Posted by robert miller View Post
I would just get a reg front windshield for it, one works as good as the other.. If it is HUD or not...Robert
Not true.
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Thats crazy! Let insurance do it for free. No deductible.
You mean its free if you don't have a deductible?
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How big is the chip? Less than the size of a quarter I would fix it myself. Did it on my Audi last week and turned out perfect.
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Originally Posted by TXshaggy View Post
Most insurance companies will repair a chip at no cost...thatís where Iíd start. If itís too big for a fill, then ok I guess youíre stuck. Personally, replacing the glass would be my last resort.
To my surprise, this isn't the case anymore; I just had a rock ding filled and found out most insurance companies have dropped the free ding fixes....including my State Farm policy. I did check on a new windshield; $950 installed through Caliber Collision (OEM HUD glass), and $1100 plus install from a local glass shop.

I do have glass coverage under comprehensive but I also have a $500 deductible. Someday when I can't put up with all the sand pitting I'll bit the bullet and have it replaced.

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Originally Posted by hisvett View Post
To my surprise, this isn't the case anymore; I just had a rock ding filled and found out most insurance companies have dropped the free ding fixes....including my State Farm policy. I did check on a new windshield; $950 installed through Caliber Collision (OEM HUD glass), and $1100 plus install from a local glass shop.

I do have glass coverage under comprehensive but I also have a $500 deductible. Someday when I can't put up with all the sand pitting I'll bit the bullet and have it replaced.
Exactly the same situation here, except I have $100 deductible. Totally surprised when my agent told me they wouldn't pay $50 to get the chip fixed, but they'd pay $850 ($950 minus my $100 deductible) to get it replaced. I suppose that makes sense somehow, although it's beyond me!

Bottom line, always check with your agent.. common sense doesn't seem to rule!
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How big is the chip? Less than the size of a quarter I would fix it myself. Did it on my Audi last week and turned out perfect.
It was the size of a quarter or less.

Didn't even know there was an option for that. What did you use/do?

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How big is the chip? Less than the size of a quarter I would fix it myself. Did it on my Audi last week and turned out perfect.
Bueller?
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