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Rock Chip on my Panoramic roof!

I don't work in a very nice neighborhood and there is a junior high near by. After school, alot of kids walk home and they pass right by my work's parking lot throwing ROCKS! Yes these kids throw rocks at cars for fun. Anyways a fist sized one got my grill and another got my roof. The glass on the roof is chipped about an inch and I was wondering if there is anyway to fix this? I have an 08 c class with the pan roof.
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Man, that is a GIANT suck.

Is it just chipped or is it actually cracked?

What's your deductible? Between the grill and the panoglass that's a significant claim, but you should be able to argue that it is one incident of vandalism so only one deductible applies.

There are some glass repair services that minimize (in some cases to the point of near-invisbility) cracks and chips in window glass, check your phone book or hit Craigslist, most of them advertise there. Or call a good body shop, most of them know who the good glass folks are. Lots of insurers will waive your deductible and the cost of the repair if you're willing to use the glass fixers.

I hope your employer moves soon.

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You need to track down these kids and sue them or let your insurance company sue them (or their parents if minors) to cover the cost of a new pano roof!

You can fill the hole/chip, but you are going to be able to see it and its not going to last forever. I've had it done on windows before and I actually got so sick of seeing it that I tore the door apart and replaced the window glass with a new piece.
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File a police report, and notify the school. Call the district, and notify them, seek to make a claim and ask that they have their school police watch the area.

As for the Pano, I think the glass repair guys do miracles but that the size of the damage you describe might be better off fully replaced.
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