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Crap. New Windshield time :(

Yea, after 500 miles. New windshield. Marble-sized rock flew up and took it out. Nissan uses thin glass and it did it in. Anyway, $500 Insurance company contracts through Safelite,

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Old 03-01-2012, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yea, after 500 miles. New windshield. Marble-sized rock flew up and took it out. Nissan uses thin glass and it did it in.

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$500

Insurance company contracts through Safelite, and they are using OEM glass and coordinating that with my dealership.

How bad will the tear my 3 day old car up replacing this?
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oh crap! the outer a-pillar cover is hard to remove without breaking so i would keep an eye on that. courtesyparts.com sells pre-painted ones if they do break them.
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oh crap! the outer a-pillar cover is hard to remove without breaking so i would keep an eye on that. courtesyparts.com sells pre-painted ones if they do break them.
Thanks, it's just payment for living in a **** state that thinks concrete makes a good highway material.

Did not see what you were talking about re: pre-painted one's, though.

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Good luck. I'm still dealing with Safelite after they damaged the paint on my car removing the old windshield adhesive. They are trying to give me the runaround.
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Good luck. I'm still dealing with Safelite after they damaged the paint on my car removing the old windshield adhesive. They are trying to give me the runaround.
Sucks. I have to replace the windshield, what other option is there? I'm going through my insurance company, if that matters. This is fail.
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A Virginia Z Owner and I have both had the same experience on separate occasions. Rock on glass. Mine was two weeks after I bought the car. Both of us used Safelite and had no issue.
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I don't think you have any other options, if you need the windshield replaced, it's gotta be done. I wouldn't worry about Safelite specifically, it all depends on who it is that is actually working on your car.

I will tell you now though, you are going to be cringing as you watch all the panels that need to be removed on our car to remove the windshield.
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I don't think you have any other options, if you need the windshield replaced, it's gotta be done. I wouldn't worry about Safelite specifically, it all depends on who it is that is actually working on your car.

I will tell you now though, you are going to be cringing as you watch all the panels that need to be removed on our car to remove the windshield.
I'm going to get a measure of the person doing the job, assure myself that they know what they are doing, warn them over and over about those finisher pillars and that they are easy to crack and expensive as ****, bring them something to drink, go inside, and tell them to knock on the door when they are finished. I don't watch stuff like that because I am a Type A perfectionist with OCD, hypochondria, and I micro-manage.

How do I replace that trim if they crack it? Kenchan's link did not lead me to anything pre-painted.
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If you are concerned with safelite... I'm not sure what the laws are like in your state, but the company cannot dictate who does the work for you.
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If you are concerned with safelite... I'm not sure what the laws are like in your state, but the company cannot dictate who does the work for you.
I'm concerned with anyone. Safelite isn't someone I worry about specifically, it's taking stuff apart on the car that concerns me. I am worried it won't seal right, will somehow be jacked up, will tear something up, etc and this will turn into a huge pain in the *** and the car will annoy me to even be around because of something dicked up about it.

I even keep my 2002 G20 in flawless condition almost. I am OCD about stuff.
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That sucks, but I think everything will be fine.
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I hope so. I fixate on stuff

It won't de-value the car in any way, if they do it right and oem glass is used, will it?
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Nah, no one would even know. Honestly, I think the OEM glass is **** anyway, so I didn't care that they used an aftermarket windshield.
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It won't de-value the car in any way, if they do it right and oem glass is used, will it?
We know.

Nope, it shouldn't devalue anything at all.
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Nope, it shouldn't devalue anything at all.


I called Courtesy, and yes, they can get them pre-painted. I just hope this isn't the nightmare that I think it will be.
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