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    Do people just go to those tents at superstore or wherever? What's the best place to go?

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    Any glass shop.
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    I use calalta autoglass for chip repairs, good price and service from the north location.

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    Yea I went with deco and for $100/vehicle you get unlimited rock chip repairs for a year. Everytime I get even the smallest one I get it fixed right away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    Do people just go to those tents at superstore or wherever? What's the best place to go?
    Only if you're a fool who likes to part with his money all too easily, total rip off compared to Calalta.
    Will fuck off, again.

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    Speedy glass does a way better job then parking lot guys. I now have glass insurance from TD and the repairs are free from speedy with the program

    Speedy repairs were far less visible then the parking lot guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redline View Post
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    Speedy glass does a way better job then parking lot guys. I now have glass insurance from TD and the repairs are free from speedy with the program

    Speedy repairs were far less visible then the parking lot guys.
    Speedy may be different but crystal was no better than deco.


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    Only if you're a fool who likes to part with his money all too easily, total rip off compared to Calalta.
    So Iíve had 7 chips filled by deco this year and my year for $100 hasnít even been used up.

    No matter how small I get them filled immediately.

    What would calalta charge for similar? (note would be 7 separate appointments so wouldnít get any multiple chip per visit discount)

    Iíd be willing to go with them if they could do better.

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    Yea what is the going price for a one off?

    Cal Alta did ok work on my last car, but I didnít pay since my windshield was still guaranteed through them. The guy was out back doing like a million of them though and it felt a bit rushed imo and a better job could have been done.

    100 bucks for a year... I think I have gotten maybe 3 or 4 chips in my life.
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    I just go to calalta to have the work done. Way better quality those the guys in the orange tents and I think it’s a little cheaper too. The tent guys are useless. But I guess since they’re their own small business, wonder if they’ll take cash haha.
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    I go to greggs or crappy tire and buy the repair kits for 10$ and fix them myself.. Very easy to do.

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    Go to an actual glass shop, not the tents. CalAlta has always been good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzdspd View Post
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    I go to greggs or crappy tire and buy the repair kits for 10$ and fix them myself.. Very easy to do.
    While I donít have the patience for this people are talking like itís hard to do??

    As I mentioned crystal vs deco I saw no difference. Itís not rocket science, itís easier than an oil change.

    I guess Iím more interested in convenience for the negligible difference. The deco kid lives in my neighbourhood and works weekends so never have to deal with dropping a car off during work hours for a simple chip repair.

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    You are better off financially if you just go no windshield every couple of years. You fix 4 chips, that = one windshield. Pay for the unlimited chips per year for $100 = half a windshield.

    I replace ours almost yearly but we also do a lot of highway driving. $220 for Q5

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    220 bucks is going to get you a wavy ass windshield for a Q5...
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    I'm surprised to hear that the tents are not as good in terms of quality. Is this really a technical operation? A tent dude probably has done 10,000 just like any other glass guy.

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    Cal Alta did mine in an alley.

    Probably just a difference in tech skill more than anything?
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    lol. there is ONE deco location open right now. Buying a year's supply of something isn't useful if they don't operate. No thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    220 bucks is going to get you a wavy ass windshield for a Q5...
    No distortion, at all.

    I can say they aren't as strong as OEM glass when it comes to the impact that rocks do have. I feel that rocks that normally just level a divot will actually crack instead. But visually, both replacements have visually been perfect.

    Same with the two i have had on my last truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    lol. there is ONE deco location open right now. Buying a year's supply of something isn't useful if they don't operate. No thanks.

    Haha "closed for the season", "the season" being the time of year 99% people need windshield repairs in...

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    They do mobile calls, their tents are closed sure........

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