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    Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    ok. I am not happy!

    is there anythign i can do about it...? thanks....

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    It is unfortunate, but it happens and these are just cars (not pieces of jewelry) bought to be driven and that is life. Sorry, but that is what I tell myself when it happens.

    I often see cars that are blemish-free. Either they are very lucky and soon enough the luck streak will end, or they are not driven - which is a shame.

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    Small chips they can fix...right?
    Had the windshield replaced on another Porsche, didnt seem to be a big deal, had to pay the deductible though,...windshield was a special order with correctly skilled Pcar technician to install .

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    Is it just a minor chip or does it have a bit of a crack? If it's just a minor chip then forget it. If there is a small crack there's a lot of windshield places which can inject some material to make it less visible. I had it done for both my audi and 997. So far, touch wood, it has been only. Only took about ~$80 cdn for the fix. If the crack gets worse they will apply credit for replacing the whole windshield.

    Btw, Vincenza,did your dealer actually replace the windshield themselves or did they farm it out to a windshield place? Over in Toronto, Can, that's what they seem to do.

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    the insurance advised me of Porsche approved places (glass companies), it was awhile ago, like 2000.

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    hmm there are actually 3 spots, and yes... very very minor chips.. like a little dot.

    are they fixable then?...

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

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    Vincenzina said:
    the insurance advised me of Porsche approved places (glass companies), it was awhile ago, like 2000.



    My insurance did the same thing. However, a 5 yr old could have installed it better. Autoglass is not the place to take your car I can tell you and this particular regional installation centre was Porsche approved. Should have guessed this when they were looking at replacement instructions on a 996!. So, I did the next best thing. Took it to be done at the dealer. Jeez, they are just as bad and worse in some areas. I still have to have mine resolved. Poor, very Poor.

    So, if you want some tips on what to look out for, give me a shout and I'll do the honourable thing.

    [edit]

    To answer your question though, no not really. They can fill small chips but it's never 100% thats for sure you still see the areas which have been filled.

    I guess you just got to put up with it until such time it really does need replacing.

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    got a windshield chip at similar mileage awhile back. had it repaired at the dealership, during the process the chip turned into an enormous crack. guess i was actually relieved in getting a new windshield. on my dime however as with my chip repair incident they indicated &*%#$ can happen

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    thanks for the feedbacks... so best guess i should just leave them alone......

    maybe ill replace it in another 2 years or so...

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    You should have it repair as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will get bigger. Once the chip get over 4 inches, it is not repairable. Do it quick.

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    Stephenkng said:
    You should have it repair as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will get bigger. Once the chip get over 4 inches, it is not repairable. Do it quick.



    What's the point? If the problem gets worse, then it qualifies as a legitimate road-hazard, comprehensive insurance repair!

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

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    Malmsteen said:
    thanks for the feedbacks... so best guess i should just leave them alone......

    maybe ill replace it in another 2 years or so...



    I have about twenty of my windscreen, they are so small you cannot see them from inside and the wipers are not affected by them, but if you are cleaning the windscreen in bright sunshine you can see them (almost like little specs of clear resin/sap on the glass surface.

    They are too small to be bothered with a repair, and the repair guys would be out on a monthly basis if i did decide to have them done.

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    in addition, i found another 2 little white dots on the hood..




    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    Install a clear bra

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    sorry for all the newbies shout

    so are those dots repairable?....

    which bra is the best ?? thanks!

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

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    Malmsteen said:
    thanks for the feedbacks... so best guess i should just leave them alone......

    maybe ill replace it in another 2 years or so...



    I'm aleady on my 3rd windshield, and it already has 2 nice cracks/chips consider yourself extremly lucky if it lasts 2 years.

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

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    Carlos from Spain said:
    Quote:
    Malmsteen said:
    thanks for the feedbacks... so best guess i should just leave them alone......

    maybe ill replace it in another 2 years or so...



    I'm aleady on my 3rd windshield, and it already has 2 nice cracks/chips consider yourself extremly lucky if it lasts 2 years.





    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    suggest you drive further from the car infront judging by your screen replacement frequency

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

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    percymon said:
    suggest you drive further from the car infront judging by your screen replacement frequency



    Well, that would make sense, if it so happened that any of the chips were caused by following a car too closely, but none of them were.
    I have driven thousands and thousands of miles on my previous 996 on the same roads, same old commutes, same driver, and I have never had to replace the windshield in all those years. Nor with ANY other car that I have onwed for that matter.
    Yet with the 997, anything that hits the windshield of my 997, causes exagerated damage to the point of having to replace the windshiled after two or three chips and cracks. Like I said, I'm one my thrird already.

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    my chip paranoia ( well founded ) involves vehicles, and particularily large trucks and more particularily gravel trucks coming at you on a 2 lane road...*, f_ck!

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

    Got a small nick - about the size of the point of a pin - on the windshield. Can't fix that, but I'm going to put on a step cleaning/coating by an outfit called Diamondite (I think I've got the right spelling). 3M has a link to it so I assume they contain some 3M products. The final coat is supposed to protect against nicks and small chips. I'll see how it works when I apply it.

    Jim

    Re: Chips on windshield.. during first 1000km..

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    roadtrip said:
    my chip paranoia ( well founded ) involves vehicles, and particularily large trucks and more particularily gravel trucks coming at you on a 2 lane road...*, f_ck!



    My solution--get out of NM. I hate the place. Got my car broken in to on a cross country road trip. Useless State police. The one time I wasn't packing myh Kimber too

     
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