Chip in windshield

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ocutter, Sep 29, 2000.

  1. Ocutter

    Ocutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Sorry for the awkward post, but I wanted to get a quick reply. A rock got kicked up by the 18 wheeler in front of me the other day. Put a dime sized chip in my windshield. Are there any quick fix methods you guys use for this. Super glue or rubber cement perhaps? Thanks.
  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,492

    Check with your insurance company. Here in Florida if you have a chip or crack in your windshield your insurance must replace it without charging a deductable. MAybe your state has a simular law.
  3. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Messages: 481

    you should have written down the info on the truck and called them
  4. pottstim

    pottstim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    hmmm..being as it was kicked up by the semi and didn't fall off the truck, i can't see why they'd be liable for it.
    Ocutter, if i were you, i'd check with the insurance company on that. The same exact thing happened to my folks and i while driving through Pennsylvania on I-81. It's been 8 or 9 years since this happened..but I think my folks paid a $100 deductable..and the insurance paid the rest. The total bill was over $400 I think. Besides, that chip will probably grow those dreaded "Spider Webs". Just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Best of Luck,
  5. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    Call a couple of used car lots and ask them if they have a windshield repair co. that fixes small chips. you would be supprised how many get fixed at car lots.
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,262

    I've never tried it, but someone told me to use clear finger nail polish and fill the chip up with it.
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Pottstim would be correct, road debris kicked up from the road is a "road hazard" and the truck would not be responsible. Check the phone book for glass repair, several companies are around here that fix windshields.
  8. Ocutter

    Ocutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Thank you- I'll call around and see what turns up.
  9. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i have to agree with mowerman90. here in CT we had our winshield replaced under insurance at no cost to us. if you dont fix the winshield it will likely crack some day when the temperature fluxuates a great deal. i dont know of any rubber cements or quick fixes but id check and see if your insurance covers it.

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