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Old 01-03-2016, 07:05 PM
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Windshield stone chip

350 miles on my new truck and right in front of my eyes a small stone chip emerged.
The chip is right in my line of sight, I guess the insurance should cover the repair or replacement with no deductible. Since the truck is 1 week old will they dispute putting an oem factory windshield on it if not repairable? I would have to insist on OEM.
 
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:15 PM
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Yup, go the insurance method.

Do not go with non-oem glass. Carlite is the oem glass that Ford gets.
 
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:06 PM
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If the insurance co. tries to get you to repair the chip, don't do it. All it does is bond the glass so the chip won't grow. It does not get rid of the chipped area. It will still look the same.
 
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:20 PM
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When a chip is repaired properly, not only does it bond the glass back together the chip literally should visually almost completely disappear.......
 
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:26 AM
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When a chip is repaired properly, not only does it bond the glass back together the chip literally should visually almost completely disappear.......
That was not my experience at all. The chip looked the same. It just felt smooth afterwards.
 
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:05 PM
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Yup, go the insurance method.

Do not go with non-oem glass. Carlite is the oem glass that Ford gets.

State Farm told me they would only approve non etched glass which would be aftermarket. The auto glass shop I selected couldn't find a supplier with glass for my truck in stock so SF approved the OEM Carlite with no out of pocket! Worked out good only the glass will take 7-10 days to get in.
 
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:29 AM
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Glad it worked out for you and you got OEM!

I received a bad chip about 1/2" wide 18 mo ago right where you had yours. I didn't want to deal with insurance so went with a reputable local glass repair guy. 30 min later and $50 lighter the chip was gone. In my experience if you fix them early then you get the best results.
 
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:33 AM
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When a chip is repaired properly, not only does it bond the glass back together the chip literally should visually almost completely disappear.......

Exactly!!! 15 years here repairing windshields for a living. I have been with Enterprise rental for ten of them. If you get someone who knows what they are doing there will be not much scar.
 
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