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Rock chip, should I be worried

dano9258

Member
Jan 28, 2018
333
138
Las Vegas, NV
Safelite came out via Geico and filled it in. Can only see the spider webs at some angles of sunlight but overall looks great. They are charging Geico $60 for it but I don't pay a penny. I can breathe a sigh of relief.....now if only this paint didn't scratch and swirl so easily lol
 
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SDKoala

Model 3 LR RWD
Apr 11, 2018
866
964
San Diego
Safelite came out via Geico and filled it in. Can only see the spider webs at some angles of sunlight but overall looks great. They are charging Geico $60 for it but I don't pay a penny. I can breathe a sigh of relief.....now if only this paint didn't scratch and swirl so easily lol

How about some follow-up photos so we can all see the before and after?
 

Targe

Former Vendor
Jun 16, 2019
32
10
Salt Lake City, UT
Still tempted to install clear windshield PPF style protection.

PPF unfortunately isn't designed to go onto a windshield, that is why we have a windshield-specific film. It is "tougher" than what is needed on paint and works better with wipers. I'm also not aware of any PPF that has been shown to be clear enough to legally go onto a windshield in the US. The flip side of that is that our film couldn't work as PPF, it wouldn't be possible to shape it to the more complex curves that PPF needs to fit, also PPF can be self healing, while no self healing film is tough enough to provide much protection to the windshield
 

PDX-JP

Member
Sep 28, 2018
51
27
Portland
Knock on wood I’ve never had a chip on my S or 3. I used to own a Mitsubishi Montero and that sucker’s windshield was practically vertical. Had to replace the windshield every year
 

Silicon Desert

Active Member
Oct 1, 2018
3,393
3,164
Sparks Nevada / GF 1
You can get it rock chip repaired at most auto glass shop for around $50. It will prevent it from further cracking otherwise you will have to replace the whole windshield. You should get it done ASAP.

I got mine done and it’s a very slight dot in the windshield and you can’t really tell that it was chipped.
yes yes, agree. My neighbor had a chip similar to that one in almost the same area on his X. He said he checked Safelite and they quoted him $140. I went with him down to the local auto glass repair shop and they did it for $45. I remember them saying they were concerned about doing it so close to the edge, but it worked.

I say you definitely want to get this fixed as quickly as possible. Shock, vibration and wide temperature changes can cause that to spread quickly.
 

Silicon Desert

Active Member
Oct 1, 2018
3,393
3,164
Sparks Nevada / GF 1
With those cracks I doubt any repair will last very long. The crack will spread soon.
You might be surprised at just how long the repair would last if done properly. I had one like that several years ago on my Acura MDX and looked worse than his. I sold the car 6 years later and the repaired area was only slightly noticeable.
 

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