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Old 02-07-2010, 06:21 AM
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When heading into the sun the windshield blinds me with glare ,it's from road grit is there any easy fix ?
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:29 AM
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Hi

If it is plastic, the scratches can be polished out

You need to know wht the windshield is made of before you select the polishing products

It is a slow process but usually well worth the effort

Good luck !
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You talking boat or car?

If car, check your insurance. May need to crack it to get a low or no deductible replacement.
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:54 AM
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I just replace mine when they get to that point. Not sure if there is anything out there to fix it. If the windshield is cracked insurance will cover it.
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Originally Posted by y'sguy View Post
...it's from road grit is there any easy fix ?
A rock.
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Originally Posted by cedarholm View Post
you talking boat or car?

If car, check your insurance. May need to crack it to get a low or no deductible replacement.
car /truck
it is fron sand and dirt getting kicked up by someone if front of you on highway
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Originally Posted by Mist-Rest View Post
A rock.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:25 AM
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it's surprising how little force it takes to crack a windshield. I was swatting a gnat that was messing with me, and my backhand slap spider'd the glass. Kind of embarrassing to have to say that to the insurance company, so when I got home a tap with a ballpeen hammer put the requisite crater into the outside of the glass.
New clear windshield, $100 deductible, life is good again.
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............... If the windshield is cracked insurance will cover it.
Depending on your deductible.
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No dedut in MA if you have glass coverage.
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644 miles on my new truck..and a rock flies up from a car somwhere(?) and put a huge chip right in the line of site. It's grown some now, strat out at about a 1/4 inch and is now about an inch in diameter.

644 miles!!
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It might sound crazy but I normally get a new windshield every 3 years. I'll be getting my next one in April. Its $224.00 installed. I drive eastbound on my way into work. Nothing worse than looking thru a pitted windshield with sunglare.
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimm View Post
Depending on your deductible.
Depends on the state too, and the insurance company
some states they have to replace it, for free with no deductible,
it makes part of comp coverage, some other states you pay for the coverage separate.

Some insurance company's don't sell glass coverage without deductible, special in the North, where the people heat up the car in colder temperatures and it just cracks,
most Southern states its "free"...

All insurance companies will repair it for free, only a few will replace it for free...

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Originally Posted by Mist-Rest View Post
No dedut in MA if you have glass coverage.
Not true, some company 's only sell that coverage with deductible...

Do you mean MA or ME???
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