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Old 03-14-2016, 09:26 PM   #1
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Fixing crack windshield?

Has anyone here ever fixed a crack windshield? Does it really work? Mine has a 5 - 6in crack at the lower right corner. I am thinking of buying the RainX DIY kit. But I am wondering if it actually works? Can it actually seal the crack and prevent further growth?
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:39 PM   #2
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i fix windshield cracks by replacing the windshield. in the long run it always costs less and is much less of a headache.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:58 PM   #3
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OP is to poor for insurance?
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:48 PM   #4
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i fix windshield cracks by replacing the windshield. in the long run it always costs less and is much less of a headache.
This. Doesn't cost me anything, and I get 3 per year with Geico. NY/NJ I believe have automatic glass coverage in their policies. They send out safelite, Ive had two done so far....the CRV and the s2k....both were done very well. The guys do try harder when they see the owner cares about their car. Dad caught a rock in the GC but it isn't too bad and it's at the top at the dot matrix portion, so we wont bother with it for now (rain sensing.) Dont be poors op, call insurance and see if glass is covered, it should have a 0 deductible.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:53 PM   #5
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I don't think those fix it kits would fix a crack that long. If I can recall correctly, I tried it a long time ago with a similar length crack and you can still see the crack after applying the glue. I doubt it really did anything permanent. Call your insurance and ask if it's covered and if you have to pay a deductible to get it fixed. I fixed mine out of pocket by Safelite and I think it was around 3-500 something can't really remember. But make sure you request OEM replacement and not aftermarket because they usually just give you the aftermarket if you don't ask.
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Old 03-15-2016, 12:01 AM   #6
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Only way I've heard of it being successful is to drill a hole at each end of the crack then fill the hole with resign. It's like $150 for a new windshield...
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Only way I've heard of it being successful is to drill a hole at each end of the crack then fill the hole with resign. It's like $150 for a new windshield...
$150 you sure??
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:26 AM   #8
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$150 you sure??
Maybe on your Buick skylark or eagle talon.
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:59 AM   #9
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I just replace the windshield, I drive an e46 so money is no object to me.
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Why do you need a windshield for crack? That's asinine. Just toke and go.
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:21 AM   #11
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$150? haaa, civic windshield for sure. Covered here under MA insurance, but I saw the bill once, was around $450 total. Make sure they get that rain sensor right!
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The last time I replaced a windshield, GEICO replaced it with OEM glass for free - $0 deductible.
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Has anyone here ever fixed a crack windshield?
You have a windshield made of crack? How do you keep the crackheads from trying to smoke it? I take it you never go to Detroit.
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:55 AM   #16
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$150? haaa, civic windshield for sure. Covered here under MA insurance, but I saw the bill once, was around $450 total. Make sure they get that rain sensor right!
I just developed a crack over the last couple weeks.

MA insurance covers glass, but Liberty Mutual will only pay for aftermarket glass.

I found a guy that will install an OE BMW windshield for $250 extra ($250 paid by me, balance paid by Liberty Mutual).

Good deal?

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^ I'd ask your insurance if they'll split the difference for the OE windshield. When I had to get my driver window replaced on the E46 insurance only wanted to pay for the aftermarket part. I just asked if they'd pony up the extra $80 for the OE part and they said sure.
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^ I'd ask your insurance if they'll split the difference for the OE windshield. When I had to get my driver window replaced on the E46 insurance only wanted to pay for the aftermarket part. I just asked if they'd pony up the extra $80 for the OE part and they said sure.
Ok- I'll have the guy submit the whole bill and see what liberty mutual says.

They (Safelite- the glass agent for Liberty Mutual) had a canned response saying they would only pay 49% of the OE glass price plus $35/hour labor.
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Ok- I'll have the guy submit the whole bill and see what liberty mutual says.

They (Safelite- the glass agent for Liberty Mutual) had a canned response saying they would only pay 49% of the OE glass price plus $35/hour labor.
Yeah just submit it and see what happens. It wouldn't surprise me if they didn't pay attention and just cut the check anyway.
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