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It's hard to believe my windshield is damaged. All the years I have been driving and I have never been the victim of a cracked or chipped windshield until now. I've only had my C three months and there are four places that are chipped...all are very small, rough places...only one looks like it might have the beginning of a "runner". On a road trip some gravel (or whatever) was (I guess) launched from some trucks onto my car. The trucks were not aggregate trucks; but, "regular" tractor trailers. I think it was debris on the road that they kicked up...it was like a metorite shower...it was so loud I am surprised there wasn't more obvious damage.

Does anyone have experience repairing windshields? I seem to remember reading or listening to the radio about repairs that are now commonly made.

ON EDIT: This posting made me a senior member....sure hope I don't get a case of big headyist
 

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As long as the chip is not in your driving view, they can fix it. Your insurance company generally will waive the deductible so it should be free. They inject a clear resin into the chip to seal, but you will still see a blemish. There's no guarantee that the windshield will not eventually start a crack but I've had several repairs over the years w/o any problems.
 

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kcrnmale said:
As long as the chip is not in your driving view
All the chips are on the driver's side. Two are pretty low. As far as the others, if they were in line with the steering wheel centerline, I would consider them in the "driving view"....they are off to the left a bit, so I wouldn't consider them as such even though the elelvation is at a bad point. What do you think?

Also, the chips are so small it might not be a factor even if it is determined to be in the driving view?
 

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The windshields in these cars seem cheap. Mine is already sand blasted within 14k miles of what my Audi A4 windshield looked like at 50k.

It's only been driven through the desert once so far, and it was raining.... I think I need to polish it.
 

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I actually had a small nick in my windshield upon delivery of my car...centered just below the driver's line-of-sight. We determined that it had probably occurred enroute from the stocking dealer to my delivering dealer (via a 'dealer trade'). My dealer sent a mobile glass company out to my home and the tech tried to polish it out; however, it really didn't look any better after he had finished. Although it initially bothered me at first (hey, it was a 'new car' after all), but now I really don't even notice it. Besides, it'll look 'normal' soon enough since all of our windshields become sandblasted here in due time...where it's hot, windy, and sand's aplenty. ;)
 
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