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      Yesterday while driving home did some insane speeds trying to overtake an etios when suddenly out of nowhere a stupid biker packed with a family of 4 shot out of a pocket road right into the middle of both cars. Frantically applied manual ABS and in the process saw my friend who was bending over to tie his shoelace hit his head multiple times on the windshield and craking it up

      Have a big spiderweb in the left upper side WS. I got a quote for asahi @3.6K and a "local" at 2.7K.

      What is the difference between local and company in glass?
      Is there something to look out for the adhesive used?.
      Should I get it replaced at a mass or can local garages do a neat job?
      Will the dash board need be removed to fit the glass?

      PS the guy is fine with just a huge red bump on his head and no he was too proud to wear seat-belts
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      claim insurance on this
      Car has only TP insurance and even if it had full only 50% is payed for glass rubber plastic parts as per a insurance advisor
      Last edited by agn; 5th May 2011 at 13:54.

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      Quote Originally Posted by AGN View Post
      no he was too proud to wear seatbelts
      serves him right., hopefully he will change now.
      Asahi is a company who manufactures Glass for almost all Indian produced / assembled vehicles.
      You can claim insurance on this, because Insurance pays 100% for the glass and ensure that you get this done in authorized service stations itself to avoid any further complications like leakages during rain from glass not fixed properly etc etc.

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      Quote Originally Posted by AGN View Post
      Will the dash board need be removed to fit the glass?
      It need not be removed for most cars, forgot if there was anything special for a Zen.

      And yeah, buy the branded "safety glass". Also doubt if there is anything like "local" windshield? What is written on the "local" one?

      The windshield has multiple layers, and it is supposed to hold up even when it cracks, as it happened in your case. It is also supposed to splinter into small pieces when it gives way, so that there are no large pieces which can cause grievous injury.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tadukuttan View Post
      forgot if there was anything special for a Zen.
      Nothing. just the front beading, thats it. its fitting it back which needs to be done properly.

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      Quote Originally Posted by AGN View Post
      only 50% is payed for glass rubber plastic parts as per a insurance advisor
      what crap. i have claimed 100% on glass when my esteems windshield cracked.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tadukuttan View Post
      What is written on the "local" one?
      My regular spare guy (not that I believe him) advised me to go local, as in small company, lesser known, non oem provider, was something like Safeglass+, print was faded. He showed me a broken piece and it was almost same way as my oem glass broke.

      Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
      just the front beading, thats it. its fitting it back which needs to be done properly.
      Thats easy, its the sticking part I'm apprehensive about.
      Last edited by agn; 5th May 2011 at 14:14.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
      i have claimed 100% on glass when my esteems windshield cracked.
      +1 to that. I have got 100% on windshield pretty recently.
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      AGN do not buy local stuff. go in for what the manufacturer suggests. another place where you can check out is wind shield experts. these guys will be able to help you out in getting the same OEM glass probably for a tad lesser than the ASS.

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      Quote Originally Posted by AGN View Post
      Should I get it replaced at a mass or can local garages do a neat job?
      Please get it replaced at a MASS or at Windshield experts if they have a outlet in Trivandrum. I know they have one at Cochin. They are the best when it comes to this kind of work.

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      Will the dash board need be removed to fit the glass?
      The dashboard does not need to be removed. The beading around the glass and the plastic stuff at the base of the windshield is all that needs to be removed.

      You will get 100% insurance claim on windshield replacement if your car has a comprehensive insurance. Not very sure about a third party insurance though. kb100 should be able to throw more light on this.
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