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Windshield rock chip repair

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by nctalkinghead, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. nctalkinghead

    nctalkinghead Member

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    My Model X took a flying rock hit yesterday and I have a very small chip in the windshield. If this were my old ICE I would consider doing the "bullet" repair but not sure with the Tesla windshield. Anybody been down this road?
     
  2. mozart626

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    If you can have it patched at Safelite, do it. Our chip quickly spiraled into a huge crack, and it cost almost $1500 to replace it at Tesla plus a 2 week wait for a windshield to come in (though we paid only our $500 deductible).
     
  3. Zero CO2

    Zero CO2 a long term goal

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    I had Safelite repair rock chip over one month ago ... so far so good ....no spread and it is not noticeable to an observer ..... it was initially a circular crack a bit smaller than a dime ......as moxart626 says do it right away.... if you glass coverage should be good either way.... i did not want to replace a windshield on a 1 month old car
     
  4. Plugsuvohio

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    I'm going to echo the others here. Same thing happened to my MX 3 weeks ago. Boy was I upset. But I knew from what I read it was risky waiting even thinking it through. The concern that spare windshields were even readily available; and the authorized body shop over an hour away, etc., and my loving my car. I did the Safelite approach, 10 minutes away and while I waited. My insurance company pays 100% of that cost regardless of deductable (and mine is $1000). The cost was about $70 - cheap. The tiny chip is sealed mid windshield on the passenger side. It pretty much just looks like a bug is stuck there. I could try and upload a picture but it is really hard to get the contrast enough to see it.
     
  5. caltrader

    caltrader Supporting Member

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    I got a 3mm chip and 15mm crack from a rock last Spring near the center bottom of My MS windshield. I've used Safelite in the past, but used an independent this time. He drilled the chip and filled the crack with resin - $85.
    You can still see some of the crack, but the chip is now perfectly smooth. He said he can replace the windshield for much less than Tesla if the crack gets bigger, around $1000.
     
  6. SMSMD

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    Get it a asap.in the meantime put a transparent cellotape on it to prevent dust particle accumulating and settling in the crack. Advice from two of my chip repairs.
     
  7. nctalkinghead

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    Thanks to all. Looks like a call to Satellite is on the day's agenda!
     
  8. BrettS

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    For what it’s worth I had very good luck with this kit repairing a few chips and small cracks on my old Prius windshield. It took me a little longer than the safelite folks, but I feel like they came out better than the ones I had professionally repaired as well.

    Amazon.com: Rain-X 600001 Windshield Repair Kit: Automotive
     
  9. WARP 10

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    In the category of 'me too', I got a chip repaired last week by safelite; looks almost good as new. They came out the day following my call. Also discovered that, since I have Gieco and comprehensive, they waived the deductible.
     

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