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Old 04-14-2015, 12:00 AM   #15
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We noticed a chip in the windshield on a cross country trip and happened to be in Texas. Googled windshield repair and ended up driving up to a kiosk in a large shopping center parking lot. We even downloaded a coupon and printed it on the way. The whole thing cost us $35.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:19 AM   #16
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I used the $10 kit and did it myself, easy fix, can't even see it.

And save yourself $90!
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:01 AM   #17
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You might want to check out either of these repair kits.

Professional Repair Systems : Permatex® Windshield Repair Kit

Auto Glass / Lens Repair : Permatex® Bullseye™ Windshield Repair Kit

Over the years we've had over a dozen windshield chips in our motorhomes, cars, and trucks. In 2007 I was introduced to the Permatex products when we got hit by a rock on an Alaskan caravan. One of the other caravan members repaired the divot with one of these kits. The repair was so good you couldn't tell where it was.

We've had chips, divots, and cracks repaired both by professionals and DIY using the Permatex kits. In my opinion the DIY kits do as good or better job than any of the professionals have done. We now carry one in the motorhome just in case.
The one time I had a chip professionally repaired, the "professionals" left a small crater in the windshield to help get the resin into the chip. I raised a ruction about it and they claimed they had to leave the crater. I've used the DIY kits in the past that did just as good a job as they dis but without the crater. I made the insurance company have another company come out and replace the entire windshield. There is no way I will ever let a company do a repair again. Either I will do it myself or I will wait until the chip sends a crack across the windshield so the insurance company will have to replace it.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:23 AM   #18
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We get chips and small dings repaired as quick as possible. Besides it is a lot easier to take care of the small dings then to spend the time/dollars to replace a wind shield.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:30 PM   #19
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Our $100 job looked great on day one but now it almost looks like before repair.
I wonder if I could do a DIY now or since it has been repaired once will not work.


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Once resin has been injected into the chip, it's pretty hard to inject more without removing the old. I think your stuck, but consult with a glass shop, maybe they have a new trick.
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I'm traveling and will be back in ohio soon. I got a chip in October, and another one in March. Both time I dabbed a small amount of silicon caulking. Neither one has spread, and I will fix them when I get back to Ohio.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:26 PM   #22
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Just had it done last week. One rock chip no line called State Farm got my auth code called Safe Lite Auto Glass mobile service. Took 30 min at a cost of $50 billed to my ins co. Sweet!
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thete is a chip on my windshield like the shape of an index finger nail. there is no pit and spread, i doublt the resin can get in. what is the best way to fix it?
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