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It had to be a "Semi-truck" passing by. As soon as that monster passed me on the highway I heard a ding on my window. Didn't notice anything wrong till I started to wash and wax my new 2006 Black SL MO. A very small ding on upper front window probably caused by those big tires hitting some small rocks.

Is there anything I can do to repair it? If not, I can live with it.
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Is there anything I can do to repair it? :3:
Paniolo-

Is there anything you can do to repair it? It all depends on your definition of "Ding".

I would check the Yellow Pages for a windshield repair specialist. Let them check it out and give you a quote. They will let you know if it is repairable. It's your call to decide if it's cost-effective to repair it.

If you travel the highways, I am sure that will not be your last ding.

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Paniolo,

Had similar problem - only I discovered the small spider-ding after I purchased the MO.

I took the MO to a windshield repair shop and for $35 they did the full repair. The process they use is to pull a vacuum over the crack(s), inject a resin that wicks directly into the cracks and nicks, expose the area to a UV light to harden it, then polish the surface so it is as optically similar to the windshield glass as possible. It does not result in a perfect repair, but much better than looking at the original damage.

P.S. Some claim the resin will also help improve the integrity of the glass in the damaged area (vs. not fixing it at all).

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About 6 weeks into my MO ownership (mownership?), I heard the loudest whack I ever heard.

A small object flew off the truck in front of me and smacked my windshield...HARD. Based solely on the sound, the glass should have been completely shattered.

I got a small "dent" and a teenie scratch on the bottom center of the glass. No spiderwebbing or cracks. I was amazed at the minimal damage.

I only notice the nick when I wash the MO. Other than that, it's forgotten.

What a windshield.
 

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My car ins co - Safeco actually pays for the ding repair with no claim on my policy.
It's better than having to get a whole new windshield if it spiders out.
My boys new Subi got a chip that he didn't get fixed & then the whole windshield ended up cracked. Since its a heated one with no 3rd parties making a OEM clone it cost $527!
 

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My experience echoes Mr3Putt's. I caught a rock from an 18-wheeler and got just a little divot in the glass.

I guess the shallow angle of the glass helps protect it in these situations. A whack like the one I got would've surely cracked another windshield.

Unfortunately, I have too much experience hearing rocks cracking windshields. trucks around here are notorious for dropping loads of gravel on the highway. Over the past seven years the Boss Lady and I have had seven windshields replaced. Three of them on the same car!
 

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I've been lucky. Three years and no windshield dings on my MO yet. I have a few on my Maxima though, but I'd rather wait until they accumulate (as long the cracks are not spreading) and then replace the entire windshield than get it repaired.
 

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Unfortunately, we took a "hit" from a stone in the passenger seat's direct vision around Christmastime. Pretty scary seeing the large rock closing in and impacting the windsheild. It was the size of a nickel or quarter... anyways Erie paid for a windsheild repair from Safelite, which cleaned it up some, but severly distored the glass there (it was wavy from the drivers seat and pretty irritating as a passenger).

Erie ended up replacing the windsheild with a new Nissan windsheild, I believe the cost was over $1000!

-Mike
04 Murano SL
00 Maxima SE
91 Olds 442
 

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Windshield Replacement

A few months ago I "cought" a rock which resulted in a crack spreading across the windshield. There was no chance for a repair, so I had to make a claim.

Make sure your policy has a COMP deductible of $100, and not $500. Do not match COLLISION deductible with a COMPREHANSIVE deductible (your insurance company will try to sell you that -- just think COMP will cover anything from a scratch to broken window, etc) With today's prices, even a small scratch or a tiny broken window will cost you hundreds and hundreds of dollars, but with a $100 deductible -- you come out a winner.
 

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Re: Windshield Replacement

DrMurano said:
...With today's prices, even a small scratch or a tiny broken window will cost you hundreds and hundreds of dollars, but with a $100 deductible -- you come out a winner.
Until the time comes to renew the policy.....:2:
 

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Here in Manitoba, Canada our auto insurance is ran by the province. Rates are great, and stone chips are free to repair. No deductible, and no increase in insurance premiums.

I've had 3 stone chips on the Murano over the past 2 years. The one thing that I want to stress is that not every shop will do a good job with the chip. I took the first chip to one shop to get repaired. You can't even tell where the chip was now! The next chip, I took it to another shop (Standard Auto Glas). They did a horrible job ... looks worse now than it did before I took it in! Once they "fix" it there isn't anything that can be done to redo it ... it is a one shot deal.

My advice ... make sure the shop you take it to will actually drill out the chip and take the time to do the job right. The shop that did the good job took about 1 hour and 15 minutes to do 1 stone chip. The shop that did the poor job had it done in 15 minutes. Ask how long it'll take them to fix it ... if their quote is less than 30 mins, I'd look elsewhere.
 
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