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Old 09-10-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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Rock Chip and Cracked Windshield…

Need advice if I should have it filled or replaced.

It’s a small crack, about 1/8 long in the upper left corner as you set in the car.

The Insurance Company said they would replace it with a GM windshield, but I’m worried about the install not being as good as factory or the installer screwing something up.

Should I be worried?
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Need advice if I should have it filled or replaced.

It’s a small crack, about 1/8 long in the upper left corner as you set in the car.

The Insurance Company said they would replace it with a GM windshield, but I’m worried about the install not being as good as factory or the installer screwing something up.

Should I be worried?
Every Corvette I've ever owned has received a new windshield.

The install has looked good as new each time.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:24 AM   #3
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Every Corvette I've ever owned has received a new windshield.

The install has looked good as new each time.
Ok thanks Patrick, so your saying just replace it, don't try to fill it....
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Ok thanks Patrick, so your saying just replace it, don't try to fill it....
My cracks were always too severe to have filling as an option. Maybe someone else can chime in...
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Every Corvette I've ever owned has received a new windshield.

The install has looked good as new each time.

Same here. Just go with a large company and it will work out well. They always get very picky when doing vettes and have a corvette guy to get it done to our standards.
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Ok thanks guys....
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I had mine changed earlier this year by a glass shop. You wouldnt know it looking at it.

Be prepared for the big bill....If you have the removable roof, you are lookiat $800+. the seal around the windshield is $500+
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I had mine changed earlier this year by a glass shop. You wouldnt know it looking at it.

Be prepared for the big bill....If you have the removable roof, you are lookiat $800+. the seal around the windshield is $500+
The good thing I’ve talked to my Insurance man and they will cover it. I told him it would be about $1000.00, he said no problem just call this number and they will send a man to the house… They use Safelight?? I have $100.00 comprehensive.. So it cost me $100.00,,
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Safelight did my vette & truck no problems with either!
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Safelight did my vette & truck no problems with either!
Thanks, that's good to know....
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I hade a chip filled once , still very noticeble .
Definately recomend too replace instead .
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I have had mine replaced on my C5 three time so far - always came out perfect. About 2-3 years is all you can expect out here where they us gravel in lieu of paving and everyone drives a rock-thrower!
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Did they also have to replace all the trim around the windshield or just the rubber around the a-pillars and roof?
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I have had mine replaced on my C5 three time so far - always came out perfect. About 2-3 years is all you can expect out here where they us gravel in lieu of paving and everyone drives a rock-thrower!
You are about the most unluckiest sap I've even seen!
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