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Old 04-11-2015, 11:29 AM   #1
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Chip in the windshield

Hi all, just noticed a small chip (no running line) on my windshield of our MH. I have heard that they can fixed that (as opposed to replacing the whole thing). Anyone has experience with this types of repair? Please advise.


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Old 04-11-2015, 11:33 AM   #2
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If it is just a pit type chip they don't do anything. If it looks like a cat eye they drill a hole and inject resin. I had one done while in an RV park in Bullhead City AZ last fall for $50.
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:10 PM   #3
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I had two chips done at a Binswanger glass shop for $75. There should be plenty of auto glass places that would do it. I would be hard pressed to point them out to someone now that they're fixed.
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Just had 4 done no charge. My insurance covered it no charge.


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Old 04-11-2015, 02:44 PM   #5
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I would get it fixed pronto before it starts to run. With temp changes day and night and coach flexing it could go fast.
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Old 04-11-2015, 02:58 PM   #6
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Check with your insurance. They would gladly pay for fixing the hole as opposed to replacing the entire windshield.
I had a BB shot at our windshield and the "Guys IN The Little Red Trucks" fixed it so well I have to search for where it was.
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By repairing a 'stone bruise' early, you increase the chances it will become invisible when repaired. If you wait, dirt can get into the cracks and still make the bruise visible, even after the best repair.
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Old 04-11-2015, 04:09 PM   #8
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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.
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Hikerdogs and BFlinn181 have said it all. Carry a Permatex kit in your coach and fix it right after it happens. That's the best advice you'll find.
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Hikerdogs and BFlinn181 have said it all. Carry a Permatex kit in your coach and fix it right after it happens. That's the best advice you'll find.
X2...except I used this one Amazon.com: Rain-X 600001 Windshield Repair Kit: Automotive Extremely easy diy job.
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:59 PM   #11
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Thanks all. A nice guy showed up on saturday. Did a nice job. Can hardly see it. Hope it holds. He said it will. Charged $100 since it was a Sat and had to come to our site. No one else was available on Sat. We have to leave tomorrow so it worked well.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:11 PM   #12
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wallmart sells the kits to fix windshilds allways good to keep one in coach
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I have used the kits from walmart. Work best if repaired right after it happens before it gets dirt and moisture in it.
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I procrastinated fixing our chip and asked a professional glass guy about repairing it. He said if after 4 years the chip hasnt spread , it wont.
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