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Old 10-28-2002, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default How do you stop a windshield crack from getting longer?

I was driving to work on Thursday when out of nowhere, a medium-size rock/pellet hit my windshield I saw no damage (yet) so I forgot about it. As I was washing my car yesterday, I noticed a small crack where the rock had hit my windshield

I am so f*cking pissed because I had already bought a windshield for my car about a year ago. My brother-in-law told me to put Krazy Glue in the crack to prevent it from growing. I haven't tried it yet.

Do you know any other "quick" solutions for this? (I know I'll eventually have to buy a new windshield). Thanks.

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Old 10-28-2002, 11:13 PM   #2
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If it is really small still (smaller than a penny I think), you can get fix it for like $80(I think, I forgot how much exactly). They have a machine that drills a small hole and fills it with something, will look like nothing ever happened. My friend's cousin had a crack and fixed it this way. I can get the number for you if you want.


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I had mine fixed for $60, but got my $$ back from insurance company.
you might want check with your insurance company.
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Old 10-29-2002, 12:25 AM   #4
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If it is really small still (smaller than a penny I think), you can get fix it for like $80(I think, I forgot how much exactly). They have a machine that drills a small hole and fills it with something, will look like nothing ever happened. My friend's cousin had a crack and fixed it this way. I can get the number for you if you want.


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Old 10-29-2002, 12:44 AM   #5
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Default Re: How do you stop a windshield crack from getting longer? (el_chapulin)

I dont think any of the glues or filling things work What I think u should do is NOT to wash your car when the windshield is HOT. When the windshield has had the sun directly to it and u put COLD water on it, expect a ~~~~~~~~down the window. So hot windshield and cold water is a no no
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Old 10-29-2002, 01:00 AM   #6
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Sorry I do not have any pix. It was on a Chevy Tahoe. You guy do not want to see a domestic anyways right?

The machine is supposely(sp) very expensive. It does not drill through the wind shield and only as deep as the crack. And only a couple of people really knows how to use it correctly. Fixes it, and you can not tell it was there UNLESS you run your hand over it. This is what I was told but he is not a likely guy to BS.
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I just had two cracks/chips fixed in my Tacoma. Cost me $35. I watched him do it. He took a dremel type tool and drilled into the crack a little and then put resin into the crack. He took my check and I had a fixed windshield I can post up pics tomorrow .
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Dont play your stereo to loud. The vibration due from the bass tends to make the crack bigger. I learned that the hard way.. Her in Florida, there is a clause that allows you to have your front windshield replaced free. No deductable, it was really cool.
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clear scotch tape if it is an actual crack.. if it is a chip... dremel but scotch tape will slow it down.
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