Windshield restoration

Larry C Leung l.leung at
Fri Nov 30 17:27:18 EST 2001

Was the same for me in my 4KQ at 140K miles. Oh well, in NY I must wait
for a rock. Hope it hits the windsheild only.....


On Thu, 29 Nov 2001 15:05:33 -0500 Kent McLean
<kentmclean at> writes:
>Larry C Leung wrote:
>>Thanks. got to drive the parent's brand new 2001.5 Passat GLX. I
>>at the clarity of a new windshield vs. mine with a 173K miles on it.
>>almost like night and day.....
>Traurig, Scott R added:
>>In NH, my
>>insurance company was willing to pick it up for just my
>>deductible, which was $100, but alas I gave up my 126K-mile Talon
>with a
>>very pitted windshield for the A4.
>>So for $100 or maybe less, you could get a whole new windshield.
>Yes. One thing that really makes an older car
>seem new again is a new windshield. My 200 had
>about 210K miles on it when a rock ding turned
>into a long crack. The replacement windshield
>transformed the driving experience. I'd rate
>the transformation along the lines of changing
>DOT headlights to Euros (with 80/100w bulbs).
>Between the new windshield and Euro lights,
>nighttime driving became a pleasure.
>But it was pricey. Shops quoted from US$650 to
>US$1000 for the windshield. With my deductible,
>it was still $400 out of pocket.
>Kent McLean
>'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy"

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