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Unread 07-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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Cracked sheild

Well, took about five months and I got my first ding-crack on the windshield. Normal, I suppose. Had it filled. Does someone make a shield of plexi-glass of some sort that offers more resistance to cracking??

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Unread 07-24-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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Google windshield protection. There are several films available, though I haven't used them.
I would consider it though since my wife and I both had to replace windshields this year. $$$
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Unread 07-24-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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Google windshield protection. There are several films available, though I haven't used them.
I would consider it though since my wife and I both had to replace windshields this year. $$$
I think my GEICO insurance covers window replacement on the comprehensive. I'll check someday soon.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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My father had this new product sprayed on his windshield when he bought his 2013 Ram 2500. It was kinda of like bedliner for the windshield, you could say. It can withstand a 20gauge shotgun blast from 20 feet away, or so they say. Pricey though, around $500. It's like a military grade epoxy of sorts.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 06:07 PM   #5
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My father had this new product sprayed on his windshield when he bought his 2013 Ram 2500. It was kinda of like bedliner for the windshield, you could say. It can withstand a 20gauge shotgun blast from 20 feet away, or so they say. Pricey though, around $500. It's like a military grade epoxy of sorts.
Gulp!
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Unread 07-24-2013, 07:05 PM   #6
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I'd never broken a windshield before in my life....and now I'm on my third one since February...Farmers covers one a year per policy.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 08:42 PM   #7
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I think my GEICO insurance covers window replacement on the comprehensive. I'll check someday soon.
Most cover under comp unless they have a glass protection coverage. It varies by state. I have USAA and comp covers the windshield replacement. I keep my comp deductible at $100.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:22 PM   #8
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Most cover under comp unless they have a glass protection coverage. It varies by state. I have USAA and comp covers the windshield replacement. I keep my comp deductible at $100.
I'll have to check out my comp tomorrow morning. The Wrangler I owned in the late 90's I don't believe ever chipped nor broke.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 11:00 PM   #9
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I cracked mine before I hit 1000 km. And the bogus insurance with "full glass coverage" carries a $1000 deductible on my plan! Plus I would lose all my safe driving discounts by making the claim
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Unread 07-25-2013, 08:14 AM   #10
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Geico has glass insur.
I'm going on my second windshield(damn rocks!)
My first one cost 100.00 for a OEM replacement
They do offer a 50.00 replacement thats not and OEM window
I need to call to have it changed again my crack is about a foot long now.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 10:35 AM   #11
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A semi threw a rock at mine last week, put a big star right in my line of vision. I thought I could get it filled but it keeps getting bigger. Getting it replaced next week.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #12
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Don't waste your time with films, sprays, and other crap to put on the windshield. You're just throwing money away. When it cracks, just get a new one. Yeah, it sucks, but that's life.

The newer windshields ('11+) are actually thinner than the '07-'10 models, so they're more prone to cracking. My '07 took more rocks to the face than Whitney Houston and never split. I've already gone through three windshields on my '12 in the past 12 months.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 12:50 PM   #13
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rock hit the JK going about 55mph... crack got larger the next morning

Safelite AutoGlass did the OEM replacement work

AAA insurance - Zero glass deductible
it took about 5 mins on the phone to file claim and get appointment

( they would have done mobile install if I had wanted )

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Unread 07-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #14
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Safelite is seriously the ****. Very professional and come to you!
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Unread 07-26-2013, 08:53 AM   #15
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A semi threw a rock at mine last week, put a big star right in my line of vision. I thought I could get it filled but it keeps getting bigger. Getting it replaced next week.
My deductible on Gieco is $1000, so if I get a new one in the future I'll pay out of pocket. What is the average cost of a new windshield. Also, can I get a thicker one on my '13? Thank you.
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