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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 10-16-2013, 08:05 AM
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Small windshield cracks

Yesterday I was going at about 60 mph and a small rock about half inch diameter hit my windshield in the center near the bonnet. It left 2 very small cracks, the biggest is about 1 millimeter diameter and the second is a half of that size.

Doing a visual inspection I noticed I have another two very similar cracks in the passenger area, they could be there fot months or ages, really don't now (see attached picture).

None of the cracks change its form or expanded during a 60 mile drive or overnight.

I took the car today to a specialized shop and they told me the cracks are so small that it wasn't worthy to repair them. They also told me there is a risk that they expand during the reparation attemp due to the pressure the tools apply over the glass.

Would you recommend me to leave it alone and have a look for a few weeks? Or do something about it?
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:19 PM
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You usually want to have them addressed right away. I have a small crack in my 750 that has been there for 2 years. I had Safelite come out and take a look, & they said that it would never change, & don't worry about it. It was a free trip to my house for inspection, & has not changed. Some are just skip chips, that only damage the glass surface.

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Old 10-16-2013, 10:14 PM
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Those look very small to me, more like a small chip than a crack so I doubt they will grow into hairline cracks.

If you notice any hairline cracks spreading from the chip area in the future I would take the car in to get the windshield repaired ASAP before they spread.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:33 AM
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Thank you both, I also got in touch today with another specialist who told me the same thing. They are super small and that I must leave them alone.

Hope this helps others, I will update if I see any sign of cracks
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:03 AM
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On the other hand - there's nothing like a new windshield! It only takes a few thousand miles at speed for the sand-blast effect to start working on the windshield. I replaced the windshield in my 7 twice, and it's about time to do it in the 6. It's always helpful if insurance helps defray the cost.
A crystal clear windshield is a very nice touch on a colorful fall drive.
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Have had too small 'chips' in my line of sight since I bought about a year ago, only notice them in bright sunlight. Added one on the passenger side myself. All very small like yours, mine haven't changed. I wouldn't worry about it until they start too expand, if they do.
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