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One of the worst things about driving in Arizona is the abuse your windshield takes. I have experienced chips, cracks, etc.

The other day, I was driving down the highway and heard a loud crack. Fortunately at the time I didn't see any chips or cracks.

However I noticed this scratch on the top driver side tonight while cleaning the windshield tonight while gassing up. I can feel it when it when I run my finger nail across it. I've never experienced this kind of damage on a windshield before.

Is there a DIY product to repair scratches like this? Or do I just live with it until the inevitable major chip/crack as a result of driving in AZ and just have the windshield replaced through insurance?

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you should check with ur local glass guy... for damage like that size is not likely to be repairable.. going with insurance is def a big no no.. your deductible is much higher than $150 windshield replacement.. good luck man!
 

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you should check with ur local glass guy... for damage like that size is not likely to be repairable.. going with insurance is def a big no no.. your deductible is much higher than $150 windshield replacement.. good luck man!
Well, because this is so common place here, AZ is one of the few states that has zero deductible and no fault for windshield claims (provided you have the windshield coverage) so going through insurance wouldn't cost me.


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that looks deep, deep enough that it seems the primer or even the basecoat has been exposed. it looks deep enough that using touch up paint might not be the best thing to do. It might require a trip to the body shop to have the area properly treated.

BUT if you believe it's something you can do yourself, have a look at this:

 

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that looks deep, deep enough that it seems the primer or even the basecoat has been exposed. it looks deep enough that using touch up paint might not be the best thing to do. It might require a trip to the body shop to have the area properly treated.

BUT if you believe it's something you can do yourself, have a look at this:

Paint Chip Touch-up -- /DRIVE CLEAN - YouTube
Thanks for the suggestion, but this is my windshield (ie glass), not the paint.


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Rough day on the highway for the Q.

I already had one shop say it is repairable. May not be perfect but no repair is 100%.

¿What do you guys think? It didn't crack all the way through so that is something to be happy about.

 

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You might be able to make it less noticeable with some polishing, but it will never "buff out". Insurance won't pay for it as it's not in your "direct field of vision".
 

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My guy out here in SD said they can fill cracks up to the size of a quarter. Both times I used him he charged $50. Looks almost as good as new.
 
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