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Old 02-05-2012, 11:58 AM
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Unhappy Hail damage

I own a 2001 and I've kept it in pretty much showroom condition the whole time I've had it. Recently we had a freak hail storm and the hail completely took out my back plastic window. That was a bummer in its self, but wasn't that big of a deal as I'm sure the back plastic window wouldn't be too terribly expensive. But today I went out to look at it a little closer and found that the convertible top has small tears in it. This is quite disappointing to say the least... So I have a few questions.
For one, I have full coverage, so my insurance should be able to cover the damage, but do any of you have a clue as to whether they would just patch up the tears? I've seen convertible top tear "solutions" using anything from tape to glue... In my opinion...that's dumb. I wouldn't dream of using glue or tape on any car, let alone a sports car. Has anyone had any experience dealing with insurance companies over this kind of stuff? What is involved with getting it replaced? Also, where can I find the back plastic window and what do they go for?
I do plan on selling it at the end of the year because I will be moving out of the country...but still... I want to sell it in good condition.
I hate that this car comes only in convertible. If I hadn't wanted this car since I was in High School, I would have never bought it just because of the convertible top...But I had to overlook that because of my love for the car. Anyways, any info will help as the insurance company is closed over weekends of course.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:07 PM
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It will be your insurance companies call, but of course you will have your deductible. I have a couple of small holes that I used a tear fix; and you cant see a thing from the outside and barely visible inside... I just figures with 2 small "slits" about 1/2 inch long $9.46 was more sensible than spending $2K for a new top. Good luck with replacement and have fun out of the country.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:37 PM
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i would recommend replacing the plastic window with glass, weird that the window got cracked and the hail fell hard enough to mess the top but not the hood and trunk?

to replace the top costs around $1k
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:55 PM
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I'm sure the insurance company will go for the full repair. Just make sure you tell them the top was in perfect with no tears and you want it that way again.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:56 PM
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So...what about the rest of the car? I will not believe that it hailed hard enough to ruin the plastic window and rip the top, and not put hundreds of small dings in the aluminum hood and rest of the car.

You better plan this story a little better before you go to your insurance company.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:14 PM
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:16 PM
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We had 300 Hondas hail damaged on our lot last year. The dent poppers fixed them all.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:19 PM
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim21680 View Post
So...what about the rest of the car? I will not believe that it hailed hard enough to ruin the plastic window and rip the top, and not put hundreds of small dings in the aluminum hood and rest of the car.

You better plan this story a little better before you go to your insurance company.
When did I say it didn't do damage to the rest of the car? I hate when my hands type stuff I didn't think about, it's becoming a real problem... Especially when I have to prove a point to a guy on a forum who "refuses" to believe something happened to MY car.

Does anyone know how much the back window is? If it's not too much, I would rather do that than pay the deductible for something I will sell at the end of the year anyway. I called safelite just for info and they said that they don't even deal with convertibles. Makes sense I guess.

Thanks everyone for all the replies, those who aren't trying to be an insurance agent that is.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:58 AM
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I'm sure the insurance company will go for the full repair. Just make sure you tell them the top was in perfect with no tears and you want it that way again.
Agree with Wayne. We had a VW Beetle come in and the top was sliced, probably about a 3 inch cut. The insurance company replaced the whole top.
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Here's a clip of it being done but I have no idea what it costs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeXOvjTjn4Y



Here's a thread on the matter:

http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/7662...w-replacement/

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Old 02-06-2012, 09:53 AM
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I'm not trying to be a dick...I'm just wondering why you're worried about your deductible, when the damage to the rest of the car will easily throw you way over that. So I'll ask again, what about the rest of the car???
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