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Windshield stone chip repairs safe to pay less?

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Windshield stone chip repairs safe to pay less?

I need to go out to fix some stone chips that i have on my windshield. I've looked into 2 places so far.

Apple auto glass. They charge $75 per chip.
Sketchy guy from cdn tire parking lot $50 per chip.

Does anyone have experience with the guy at cdn tire? is it a risk to go with the cheaper options? Do both places use the same compound and technique? or do i have to worry about the cheaper place.

any feedback will be welcomed.

thanks.
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Try Novus...... they're fantastic and I think they're $35 a chip but don't quote me on that. Going rate out here is $35.
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thanks,

any recommendations for places in toronto? (Scarborough)
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why don't you call your insurance company? Most will pay the fix for you with no premium increases. Cooperators did this for me twice without charging me anything.
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Great guy recommended on RFD and many other car forums:

Ron Tordoff
416-802-8772

Very nice guy, professional work and fantastic price. I've used him and his glass replacement guy, Jonathan with no problems.
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Places on Eglinton and Warden, behind the Nissan and Hyundai dealer, by the water tower. Paid 35 for a stone chip!
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Any local places in Mississauga? Or will that Rob guy come and do it?
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For information purposes, the repair process is the same at all of them. At tool that forces pressurized resin into the cracked area.
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beppy wrote: I need to go out to fix some stone chips that i have on my windshield. I've looked into 2 places so far.

Apple auto glass. They charge $75 per chip.
Sketchy guy from cdn tire parking lot $50 per chip.

Does anyone have experience with the guy at cdn tire? is it a risk to go with the cheaper options? Do both places use the same compound and technique? or do i have to worry about the cheaper place.

any feedback will be welcomed.

thanks.

my dad had a friend who used to work with him in the auto parts factory, but left and worked as a windshield stone chip repair guy at CT. He says its guaranteed not to cause trouble.

I don't think you have anything to worry about getting done at cheaper places.
But if its gonna cost you $200 - 400 to do, you might as well replace the windshield.
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Buy the $13 kit from CanadianTire and do it yourself.
If you drive dangerously I hope you get caught and lose your license/car/dignity! :twisted: :twisted:
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yup the permatex kit works awsome, got a big chip and i did it for the first time saved big time and anyone can do it!

JAGpilot wrote: Buy the $13 kit from CanadianTire and do it yourself.

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