Don
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How Many of You Have Had a Windshield Replaced?

Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:18 am

Got a tiny rock chip in the lower passenger side corner - Another inch lower or to the right and it would have missed the glass completely. That tiny chip caused the glass to break almost all the way across to the drivers side, so it's time for a new windshield

They have the glass in Ohio, but the trim kit which is needed to install it doesn't come with it and there are none in the USA, so it's been ordered from Japan - ETA 2 weeks. Total cost will be right at $500

Don
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Re: How Many of You Have Had a Windshield Replaced?

Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:23 am

Same thing happened to me. Replaced mine in Aug 2017. Had the crack for a year and got tired of it. Initially we had the glass drilled to stop the growth. But the crack laughed at that.
Total cost with tax from Safelite was $417.85.
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jray3
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Re: How Many of You Have Had a Windshield Replaced?

Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:34 pm

I'd rephrase the question to "How many windshields have you had replaced?", as I'm on my third cracked windshield right now. Two separate origins with three cracks, fortunately all on the passenger side. I'm trying to get through the winter on this one, as the 'road sand' they use locally is more like 3/8" minus crushed stone! (Also holding out 'till 100k miles, at which point the car will get refurbished with the low mileage collision-salvage battery, windshield, paint buff, etc..
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Don
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Re: How Many of You Have Had a Windshield Replaced?

Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:06 pm

jray3 wrote:I'd rephrase the question to "How many windshields have you had replaced?", as I'm on my third cracked windshield right now.

So . . . . you've had ZERO replaced, so far? :lol:

Don
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Re: How Many of You Have Had a Windshield Replaced?

Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:15 pm

Don wrote:
jray3 wrote:I'd rephrase the question to "How many windshields have you had replaced?", as I'm on my third cracked windshield right now.

So . . . . you've had ZERO replaced, so far? :lol:

Don


Clever reading Don, but alas I've replaced two of these rock magnet windshields already, and the third one didn't even make it a full year unscathed. Since the odds of glinting sunshine around here are much lower than an additional rock for the next 6 months or so, I'll keep the cracked one!
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2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
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Re: How Many of You Have Had a Windshield Replaced?

Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:11 pm

I've had two replaced. The first one's install was delayed for the gasket, but the second one they had the windshield out before they realized the missing 'kit' so they just re-used the original gasket (I ok'd it). No leaks. I'm fascinated by the whole windshield replacement process, with quality of installation very dependent upon the skill of the installer.
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Re: How Many of You Have Had a Windshield Replaced?

Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:24 pm

In my 200.000km and 6 years I replaced 1, crushed by myself, until now no chips, scratches or other damage to the windshields.
Tired of smelly garage - switched to EV in 2012!
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