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Has anyone done their own window etching, i just heard on MSNBC that you can do it by your self and it only cost about $20 to do it, i don't know how much dealers charge for it but i bet they overcharge. I'm doing a search on google.com to see what the lowest price is. One place has it for $30 and if your car gets stolen they will pay deductible up to $1,000. Here is their site:

http://www.vicescript.com/order.htm

I don't have time right now to go through all the search returns to see if anyone esle has low price, will post later if i find another company. If someone has done this, maybe they can post how eazy it is to do and where they got it. Oh in one of the search return i found a site that tells you Dealer Scams and it states that dealer are charging $250 to $800 for window etching. I'll post the Dealer Scams on a new topic, so people who are looking to buy can read it.
 

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I have purchased 2 kits from
www.autoetch.net
They don't pay your deductible, but for less than $25 including shipping it's a good deal. It gave me a 5% discount on comprehensive coverage. I also used the Rub 'n Buff, but I bought it at Michael's Crafts for $1.69 instead of the $5 on the autoetch site. Looks good and does the job, IMHO.
Consumer Reports tested this product a few years ago and gave it a thumbs up. That's where I found out about it. My dealer wanted $350 for etching. Screw that.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Walt43:
I have purchased 2 kits from
www.autoetch.net
They don't pay your deductible, but for less than $25 including shipping it's a good deal. It gave me a 5% discount on comprehensive coverage. I also used the Rub 'n Buff, but I bought it at Michael's Crafts for $1.69 instead of the $5 on the autoetch site. Looks good and does the job, IMHO.
Consumer Reports tested this product a few years ago and gave it a thumbs up. That's where I found out about it. My dealer wanted $350 for etching. Screw that.
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Thanks for that site, they are lower in price $19.95 and they give you stencils for 8 windows, where as vicescript only gives you 6.
 

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What is the purpose of window etching?
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Coleman_lot:
What is the purpose of window etching? </font>
I believe that window etching is used as an antitheft devise. You etch your vin number on the windows of the car thereby making it harder for the a thief to sell the vehicle.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Coleman_lot:
What is the purpose of window etching? </font>
If you goto the autoetch site, they will give you a very good reson why you want to etch your windows, for $19.95, you can't go wrong.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by JoesYum:
If you goto the autoetch site, they will give you a very good reson why you want to etch your windows, for $19.95, you can't go wrong.</font>
I just called my insurance company, State Farm, and the rep told me that window etching would get us a 5% discount on the comprehensive portion of our car insurance premium.

"Come out to my Ody to see my etchings..."


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As I have mentioned couple months ago in a thread with same question that my StatFarm agent referred me to an auto-glass store and have my front windows etched for free, yes, it was free. And StatFarm gave me a discount on the premium. So, check with your agent first to see if they'll do the same before spending money to buy the kit.
 

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Maugham, do you serve any wine or cheese with the "tour" of your etchings?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jerry O:
Maugham, do you serve any wine or cheese with the "tour" of your etchings?

Jerry O.

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Yes, to Pam Anderson look-alikes
 

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This does sound like a great idea to do regardless, but some insuance carriers don't offer any incentives for it. At least Nationwide doesn't according to my agent
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by wmarci2000:
This does sound like a great idea to do regardless, but some insuance carriers don't offer any incentives for it. At least Nationwide doesn't according to my agent</font>
I'm finding out that the discount doesn't mean much, because they only take off 5% to 15% off comprehensive, and if you look at your insurance(like i just did yesterday), you may find out you are only paying around $30 for comprehensive coverage, but i'm still planning to get it. Oh, as some of the older post and here, some insurance companys will do the etch for free and also some police depatment will do it also. But $19.95 isn't much to worry about getting it done for free.


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