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post #1 of 7 Old August 8th, 2006, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Windshield Replacement

Hi all,

I got to replace my windshield as it has a big crack now... Started out as a small dent due to a stone from the construction zone that hit my windshield about 2 weeks ago. Saw the dent turn into a small crack day before yesterday and then yesterday saw the small crack turn into a 10-12 inch huge crack
Needless to say, I'll most probably be needing a new windshield which I'll have to pay for myself as my comprehensive deductible is $500.

My question is, where do I get a new windshield from and how much is this gonna cost me?

Is the windshield something I could possibly get at a junkyard and if so, how do I remove the windshield from the car at the junkyard?

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you could get a windshield in a junkyard but from my experenses most cars come in with the windshield broke or while in the yard some moron breaks them...but as with my car and my friends car if something breaks we first turn to a junkyard but i would say first look for some new windshield see how much they'll cost that will give you a price range


now im not sure how you remove a windshield but id imagine its not to easy


also keep in mind glass cracks and dent can be repaired which is probly alot cheaper than replacing the window
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Some insurance companies cover windhsield cracks/shatters as a free service- I know my State Farm plan does. You will need to have a glass shop or place with training to remove the old one, cut a smooth surface into the paint under weather strip and into glass and apply adhesive, etc. You may be able to do this yourself, but for a quality fit that won't fog every time it rains, leave it to the pros

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id say contact insurance and the local windshield guys, but if it will cost you a lot of money(no insurance in combo with expensive windshield) doing it yourself wont save you a lot of money unless you are able to find a used good one. It is very easy to replace windshields on most cars, but the windshields on different cars are held in differently, all my cars cutting the strip is unnecessary

but id say just leave it to the pros if you want it done right

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look in the yellow pages under "auto glass". Here in Va, it's about $300 for the glass and the labor to replace it.

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look in the yellow pages under "auto glass". Here in Va, it's about $300 for the glass and the labor to replace it.
The cheapest I have found has been $375 for the glass and like $100 to install...That is the one with the pony on the top of the windshield...Without the pony it was like $200 installed...

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personally get the one with out and draw ur own pony in sharpy

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