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Old 07-12-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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stone chip repair

I have received a small crack in the windscreen (juts under the driver's wiper blade) from a stone being kicked up by truck. I have heard of the type of repair, wherein "liquid glass" is pressurized into the crack

Two questions:
- any down side to getting this type of repair?
- best place to get this done?

Thanks for the information!
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Thanks for the information!
Peter, We are going to have a windshield chip repair technician attend the 10th Anniversary Rally in Myrtle Beach. This may not help you but you're invited! These repairs are very effective.
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Get it repaired fast before it turns into something major. I had a small crack start four or five years ago from a rock chip. Found a guy in Benson AZ along side the road who drilled it at both ends and injected a sealer which stopped the crack and never had any more problems. You could still see it but it was like a small bug on the windshield. Cost was so cheap I didn't even turn it into my insurance. If you wait too long the heating and cooling of the windshield will cause the crack to spread.
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If you look in the yellow pages under auto glass I'm sure they will list glass repair. Also if you have windshield replacement onn your insurance policy, they will fix it for nothing otherwise it will run about $50 to $75. It really works very well. Do not use the kits that they sell in the auto parts store. It causes a problem for the glass repair guy.
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The best kit for the do it yourselfer is at Wall Mart - $9.99. Read the extensive instructions first - it is then easy to use. I carry one in each of my vehicles.
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Have someone perform the work. They have special tools a drill and a pump to extract air out of the crack while creating a vacuum and force or inject a sealant. I had this done and the problem repair was permanent. Caveat: The crack must be less than the length of a dollar bill. Your insurance will often pay for the repair. No deduct
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thanks everyone!
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I have received a small crack in the windscreen (juts under the driver's wiper blade) from a stone being kicked up by truck. I have heard of the type of repair, wherein "liquid glass" is pressurized into the crack

Two questions:
- any down side to getting this type of repair?
- best place to get this done?

Thanks for the information!
regards, pdq
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I had Safelite repair a chip on my coach's windshield. They billed the insurance company $60 (no deductable for me to pay because this is so much cheaper than replacement that insurance companies want to encourage repairs). Safelite has a lifetime guarantee on the repair. (Safelite came to my house and did the hole thing in about 5 minutes. The paperwork took more time).

I had a chip on a car one time that occurred on my way home. Parked in the garage and the heating/cooling activity caused the chip to expand into a large crack over night. So get it repaired quickly.
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