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Old 05-07-2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default I cracked a windshield today.

Not even on purpose... The pollen is getting thick where I am and today was a nice 70 degree and cool day. So I washed the Bonne.... Everything went fine. When I hit the wife'* 99 Jimmy with the hose I heard a pop. I didn't see anything at first then I noticed a 6 to 8 inch crack in the windshield..... WTF? It wasn't all that hot tiday... Granted the water from the hose is cold, but I've never seen tempered glass crack like that.... I even had it sitting in the driveway with the windows down before I washed it. I guess I"m calling State Farm tomorrow.... Grrr....
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wow thats very surprissing, i didnt think a windsheild would ever do that.. hell i have washed cars or very hot a sunny days and thats never happend to me, has with regular glass tho
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wow thats very surprissing, i didnt think a windsheild would ever do that.. H*** i have washed cars or very hot a sunny days and thats never happend to me, has with regular glass tho
They can... if their a little older or were put in wrong. Some times a chip will start to spread with sudden temp changes.

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guess i will think twice about doing that this summer...
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There were no visible chips and the windshield was the original GM...
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Thats kind of strange. considering it wasnt that hot out.
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That'* it...I'm never washing my car again!
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You'd be supprised... I have seen the door windows just shatter down here for no real reason... I have seen a windshield or 2 crack with a sudden temp change... The sun can really cook a windshield, even at 70F

Hope you get it fixed... Insurance paying for it?

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Sudden stress on an older window, with a potential for having minute gravel nicks.

I had a windshield in a '94 crack the day after a piece of gravel smacked it. No cracks that day, but the following afternoon, when the sun hit the relatively cool windshield, an 8 inch crack developed.

Sorry 'bout the hassle, but if insurance covers it, you should have a nice new one shortly.
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Yep, insurance is covering it.... Just bizzare for it to happen.
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