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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by f355b, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
    445
    Little Silver,NJ
    Has anybody had there F windshield repaired?
    i have a small bullseye and wanted to know if they do a good job.
    thank you.
     
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  3. ART360

    ART360 Guest

    Don't repair it. Replacement with factory parts will be about 3 - 4k, well above your insurance deductible, and because its not an accident, won't be chargeable to you, so your rates won't change.

    Art
     
  4. 355f

    355f Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
    305
    you can always see the repair however well done- thats the problem!
     
  5. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
    445
    Little Silver,NJ
    okay cheers, so i guess if it gets worse just replace with NEW. is that right?
     
  6. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Dec 23, 2002
    14,372
    S W London
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    Tony H
    I 've had the same on mine repaired by Auto Glass. Barely noticeable and took around 35 mins.
     
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  8. 348uk

    348uk Karting

    Feb 1, 2004
    60
    UK
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    Andrew
    A repair will be fine, it'll hardly notice at all. You should be able to get your insurance company to pay the entire cost.

    I wouldn't replace the screen for a small stonechip.
     
  9. 355f

    355f Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
    305
    ive had two repairs done by autoglass on other cars and have been able to clearly see it. I would not find this acceptable on a good car
     
  10. Wasco

    Wasco Formula Junior

    Dec 9, 2003
    486
    Salem
    Full Name:
    Randy
    I used to know a guy who did windshields for a living. He also worked for GM for years. He maintained that GM figured that on Convertables that 80 to 90 % of rollover strenght was in the windshield. His point was that a lot of windshield places will offer to do them with quick turn around times using materials that do not provide the strenght needed in factory specs. He told me to make sure they use the over night drying adhesive as it has the strength.
    I have seen the replacements on vehicles where you can actually push and slightly move the glass.
    Just my 2 cents.
     

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