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Windshield Stone Chip? Act Fast to Prevent a Crack!

Windshield Stone Chip? Act Fast to Prevent a Crack!

We had our windshield replaced last year due to a stone chip that spread into a crack before we spotted it. If you get hit with a flying rock, the best way to salvage the glass is to act quickly.

Last month, our brand new windshield caught another stone from a passing vehicle. But this time, we were lucky that we saw it quickly, and acted immediately. This short video will show you how we prevented our new windshield from dying an early death.


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Bill

Sunday 12th of July 2015

The tape is a great idea. I have a Wnnne Aspect that needed a replacement ,the co. did a good job replacing the glass but they had to remove the "eye brow deflector"brackets to get the new glass in & I had to epoxy all that back in place. Now I know what to do next time!

Nikki

Sunday 12th of July 2015

Great tips guys! You will be happy to hear we did finally find a professional that was willing to take a crack at our crack. :) So far that resin is holding up well on our silver dollar size bust!

TheRVgeeks

Sunday 12th of July 2015

We were hoping that you'd be able to get that nasty break stabilized until you're back in the lower 48. It would be such a shame to have no choice but to replace the windshield now, with the higher risk of rock strikes still ongoing for you. The only thing worse than a broken windshield is a broken replacement windshield. So happy to hear that someone was able to help, although "taking a crack at your crack" does sound a little invasive. If you need a body double, we've got the green screen at the ready! lol

Terry Lee

Friday 10th of July 2015

I've had chips professionally repaired twice. I was advised to NOT try and clean the area before repair. Your suggestion to cover the area with tape is a good one. In my first incident the repair appeared good, however after outside storage over the winter a long crack developed which required windshield replacement, fortunately, at zero cost to me. I guess there are no guarantees.

Another excellent video. Thanks.

Roger

Thursday 9th of July 2015

We'll definitely follow your lead on this. Covering the chip with packaging tape ASAP is a great idea. Thanks again for sharing your tips.

Ronald Herbert

Thursday 9th of July 2015

Thanks for the review.That is what I am afraid of a rock hitting my windshield.

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