Windscreen chip - repairable?

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Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by LadyBayImp » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:23 pm

I’ve got a chip about 12mm diameter with a couple of cracks emanating from the middle extending 15mm.

It’s about 12cm down from the top of the windscreen right above steering wheel but not in direct line of sight.

Kind of on the border of the area in this diagram although it’s inside the wiper sweep area.

Do you think autoglass etc will repair?
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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by Octavius » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:54 pm

By your description it’s a new screen job.
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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by LadyBayImp » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:19 pm

Oh FFS. Really could have done without shelling out £75 :(
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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by LadyBayImp » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:54 am

Here’s a photo - still same opinion?
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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by Creepy Coupe » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:08 pm

look repairable to me.
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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by Octavius » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:14 pm

I thought you could repair a chip but not a crack ?
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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by stevesurrey » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:19 pm

Think it all depends how big the chip is and where it is. Only small ones allowed up to 10mm in drivers line of vision and up to 40mm elsewhere. Can be an MOT fail otherwise.
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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by Octavius » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:26 pm

15mm and in the wiper sweep area.

Best thing to do is call your insurance and they will send a tech out to inspect it. If it’s repairable they will do it, usually FOC. If not it’s £75 hard earned towards a new screen.
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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by Menace » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:34 am

My money is on them attempting the repair and making it worse therefore signing you up to a replacement via the £75 excess charge :roll:
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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by masai » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:22 am

Menace wrote:
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My money is on them attempting the repair and making it worse therefore signing you up to a replacement via the £75 excess charge :roll:
That happened to me. Chip repair was good for a couple of months and then it came back.
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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by Octavius » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:35 am

The screens are probably too thin for a crack to be repaired permanently. I imagine the screens flex so any weakness will soon show.
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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by Max8648 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:15 am

Octavius wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:35 am
The screens are probably too thin for a crack to be repaired permanently. I imagine the screens flex so any weakness will soon show.
These screens flex quite a lot...

I had a truck flick a stone up as it passed me on a back road and although luckily no damage anywhere but i saw the whole screen flex from the after shock

For a brief moment i thought the whole screen was going to give out!!

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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by Simonb » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:20 pm

No is the answer.I work for autoglass and that sounds like the a zone to me.Anything over 10mm in that area requires a replacement.

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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by Simonb » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:31 pm

stevesurrey wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:19 pm
Think it all depends how big the chip is and where it is. Only small ones allowed up to 10mm in drivers line of vision and up to 40mm elsewhere. Can be an MOT fail otherwise.
That is MOT requirements.We (Autoglass)work to British standards.There are 4 zones.A,B,C,D ZONES.A zone is steering wheels width and within wiper sweep.B zone is within drivers wiper swept area not including zone a.C zone is pass wiper swept area and D zone is any where else on screen
A zone 10mm
B zone 15mm
C zone25mm
D zone 40mm

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Re: Windscreen chip - repairable?

Post by Simonb » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:59 pm

Max8648 wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:15 am
Octavius wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:35 am
The screens are probably too thin for a crack to be repaired permanently. I imagine the screens flex so any weakness will soon show.
These screens flex quite a lot...

I had a truck flick a stone up as it passed me on a back road and although luckily no damage anywhere but i saw the whole screen flex from the after shock

For a brief moment i thought the whole screen was going to give out!!
I think you might be slightly exaggerating there.The screen provides 30% of the structural strength of the car when fitted so there is no flex in the windscreen.

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