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    Chipped windshield

    Darn SUV on the freeway throw a rock that hit the windshield. A small chip the size of a pin head was left in the glass. Do I need to worry about it or do I try one of those windshield repair firms?

    Re: Chipped windshield

    Depends where the chip is located. Most shops will not repair a windshield if the chip is on the driver's side. In that case, a full replacement may be your only option.

    If it is repairable, I've seen very good results filling in the chip. You may want to have it checked out before it begins to crack.

    Re: Chipped windshield

    get a new windshield, most insurances cover this for free.

    Re: Chipped windshield

    Same thing happened to me. If there is no crack(which there isn't) I plan to forget about it. This kind of thing is bound to happen especially with CA freeways and volume of traffic.

    Re: Chipped windshield ;what I did.

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    vtrader said:
    Darn SUV on the freeway throw a rock that hit the windshield. A small chip the size of a pin head was left in the glass. Do I need to worry about it or do I try one of those windshield repair firms?



    I have an SUV which this happened to. I had the thing fixed by a repair guy. It's been several years and the tiny crack stayed the same.

    I hesitated about getting the whole windshield replaced since I though the factory is the best place and only place to have a windshield installed. I didn't want any aftermarket screwups. Also, the leaving the car all day, haggling with the insurance agencey and getting a crappy job afterall.

    So for a few bucks the guy came over and fixed it in my driveway, insurance paid for it.

    seems like the right decision in that situation.

    Would much rather have them repair a crack in my 911 windshield than let some glass shop tear thru my car. Afterall, how many leather dashes do they see?

    You figure a new rock crack will probably happen again anyway if you keep the car long enough and you can get a new windshield then...?


    OH! you are talking about a "chip" right? Do you see any teeny tiny _crack_ or cracks forming?

    If there are no a cracks, and just a tiny crater: leave it alone!!!

    $.02

    Re: Chipped windshield ;what I did.

    If it is a small chip, I wouldn't care about it, but if it's quite serious one like a spider web, I will replace a new one.

    Re: Chipped windshield

    I had a simlar chip and elected to have a repair, although it was claimed it would be invisible it was not, for everafter there was a mark like a bug on the windscreen, I would have it replaced, but I would bear in mind the comments about havings someone dismantle your car to do it.

    Re: Chipped windshield

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    JohnA said:
    I had a simlar chip and elected to have a repair, although it was claimed it would be invisible it was not, for everafter there was a mark like a bug on the windscreen,



    Yes that IS true, no matter what they say, it never goes completely away. So if it is in the corner it's one thing. In your field of vision, then another.


    It becomes less reflective from certain angles. but it you can always see it to a degree.

     
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