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Old 05-05-2005, 07:46 PM
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Windshield chip.

Just got a chip on my one year old windshield.Can this be removed?
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Old 05-05-2005, 11:37 PM
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Just had mine fixed about 1 month ago. From what I now know, it can be fixed so that the repair is ALMOST invisible, provided that the chip is small enough, deep enough, did not form a "Star", is relatively uniform at the edges, and is not a crack. It should also not be in your direct line of site.

I had 3 chips, they fixed 2 of them, the 3rd one was too small to be fixed. They said that they can probably just polish the glass, and make it disappear, but I didn't bother.

The repair to the other 2 was so good that by now I can't even tell were they were. The point is, if you don't fix it, it may turn into a crack, and then its windshield replacement time.

My insurance picked up the cost of the repair. It did not affect my insurance rates at all. Just make sure you go to a place that knows what they are doing. It takes about 30 Minutes from start too finish.

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Old 05-06-2005, 12:43 AM
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Ditto experience on the W126.
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:28 PM
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That will be my biggest problem.[finding someone that knows what they are doing]
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:37 PM
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That will be my biggest problem.[finding someone that knows what they are doing]
Do it yourself - it's a piece of cake once you have done one. Stars, cracks, chips - no rocket science and cheap $7.
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:44 PM
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Do it yourself - it's a piece of cake once you have done one. Stars, cracks, chips - no rocket science and cheap $7.
This is NOT a DIY job. You need specialized equipment to do it properly.

If you don't know where to go, call your insurance company. They should be in a good position to recommend someone knowledgeable.

Sorry I can't direct you somewhere. I am in Canada

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This is NOT a DIY job. You need specialized equipment to do it properly.

If you don't know where to go, call your insurance company. They should be in a good position to recommend someone knowledgeable.

Sorry I can't direct you somewhere. I am in Canada

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Not at all specialized, very simple process. You may have to do a couple to get the hang of it - Maybe this is against the law in Canada
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Old 05-06-2005, 05:02 PM
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Not at all specialized, very simple process. You may have to do a couple to get the hang of it - Maybe this is against the law in Canada
When they did mine, they used specialized equipment to force the compound deep into the crack, They then cured it for 20 Minutes using a UV Light. I don't think that anything that you would buy off the shelf will achieve the same results.

Anyway, that's my opinion.

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When they did mine, they used specialized equipment to force the compound deep into the crack, They then cured it for 20 Minutes using a UV Light. I don't think that anything that you would buy off the shelf will achieve the same results.

Anyway, that's my opinion.

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I cure mine for 2 hours with UV light - I park it in the driveway on a sunny day much more UV than those 12v jobs.
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