There are basically four types of windshield chip patterns that may be considered easy to repair: Stars, Flowers, BB chips, and Bulls-eye. Basically, any chip that goes into the surface of the glass perpendicular to the surface or at a shallow angle can be repaired. If the chip has a series of cracks coming out like spokes on a wheel from the point of impact (what’s called a spider crack) it is considered non-repairable and full windshield replacement is recommended.
Repairing chips is a matter of first cleaning out any slivers or chards from the chip. Then, in some form or fashion, the air is sucked out of the cracks and replaced with adhesive. If the area is not cleaned properly beforehand, or water or dirt is trapped in the cracks, it will cause discoloration or weaken the glass integrity.
A professional who has done windshield chip repair many times can do this with near perfect results. A novice may understand the process well enough, but lack the experience and proper judgment, leading to mistakes that will create aesthetic problems, if not worse. If you have an old clunker it may make little difference to you to have a sloppy looking repair job, but if your vehicle is your adored and lavished baby, you want to make sure the windshield chip repair is done right.
While you may feel confident in your ability to repair a crack in your windshield, keep in mind the risk that potential problems unknown to you could cost you dearly down the road. The best option for a windshield crack is to bring your vehicle in to one of our car repair facilities. We specialize in professional windshield crack repair services and our clientele have had certified training and experience. Our glass repair technicians are equipped with the tools and knowledge for analyzing the condition of the crack and surrounding glass and will be able to assess exactly what the best course of action would be.
If the windshield crack repair can be handled with a simple over the counter sealing compound, we will advise you of that option. At the same time, depending on the condition of the windshield crack, we will also advise you on the severity and whether windshield crack repair or total replacement would be most appropriate.
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