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Any thoughts or experience with windshield repair techniques as opposed to replacement for minor blemishes?
 

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Unless it is a big crack or impact point bigger than a dime, many of those mobile winshield repair guys should be able to make it almost dissapear.

I took a rock hit not long ago and it left a small impact point with little "legs" that spidered out around it in a total area a bit bigger than a dime. The mobile guy hired by my insurance company came out for the repair. His method was to suck all the air out from between the layers of the glass and then injected a clear resin into the area to seal everything up. After everything dried out, the spot was almost invisable from the inside and bearly visible from the outside.

Unfortunatly for me, even after the repair the break was still too big to pass my annual UK safety inspection, and I had to have a new windshield installed.:banghead:
 

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I just had mine replaced - the first question EVERYONE involved asked was if the crack was larger than a dollar bill. A DOLLAR BILL! They must be getting better at the repair techniques. Unfortunately, mine was bigger.

My dad had a star break repaired and I couldn't find it until he told me what part of the windshield to look at. Seems to be an acceptable compromise when you consider what they have to do to replace the windshield.
 

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Thanks for the advice,

The last thing I want to do is replace the windshield. The chip I have is slightly right of direct view and hardly noticeable until it's bright sunlight outside, then it's really distracting.

I hope it's BIG enough to fix. I have the feeling they'll say it's too small to fix cosmetically.

We'll see. I look around this week sometime.
 
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