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Dean3
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Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:49 pm

Just an hour ago I met a truck pulling a trailer on a gravel road,heard a sharp CRACK sound.looked at the windshield,,,and,,,sure enough there was a small star shaped crack where a rock hit. If I was a few inches more to the right it would have missed. This is my windshield I just bought 2-3 months ago for $250.

I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the DIY chip repair kits? Do they stop smaller damage from cracking further or it just hype?

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Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:32 pm

"Safelite repairs" They will come to you and do a repair, I've heard good things about them, plus your insurance will pay for them. Greg
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Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:18 pm

Thanks Greg. The place that installed it is a safelite dealer or partner or whatever. They are good IMO. They were done when they said and decent price.It's an older vehicle and not worthy of full coverage,high deductible means I'll be paying for damages like this out of pocket.

I assume the material in a kit is the same liquid the pro uses. I travel gravel some so a kit I can use more than once might be very handy. Fix-A-Flat company makes Fix-A-Windshield,looks like a good reusable kit for low cost. Youtube has video of it being used.

I'm still very interested in personal experience stories if anyone has any.

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Here in NY Glass coverage is CHEAP, like around $100/yr. well worth the cost considering the price of glass. Greg
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Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:21 am

I use the Safelite/Novus/Fasbreak type repair places pretty regularly since I am on gravel/poor condition roads alot and seem to get chips regularly. They generally run about $35 for a repair without claiming it on insurance, and generally will refund your money if it doesn't fix it for whatever reason. I have watched them do these repairs, and it is fairly complex, so I don't know about doing them yourself. Overall, I have had pretty good luck with the repairs, I have only had one that went ahead and cracked after the repair. I would recommend having the professionals do it.
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Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:02 pm

TY NMBowtie. Your reply gives me enough faith in the material to go ahead and get a kit and practice. With a kit in the vehicle and some practice I can stop and fix nearly on the spot. I will occasionally try repairs/maintenance that I think I can handle.

Driving gravels can be an adventure,if I didn't love it so much I'd hate it. :lol: Dust choked air filters,dust covered vehicle,rock chips,last roads to be plowed,etc. The good points for me are,less people,more wildlife,far better scenery,more remote camping,less used fishing spots,etc etc.

They are oh-so-slowly paving the gravels around here,I suppose that will increase traffic,with luck I'll be dead before it gets bad. :lol:

Dean

Ooops,sorry,I got off topic in the off topic section,,,my bad. :wink:

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NMBowtie wrote:I use the Safelite/Novus/Fasbreak type repair places pretty regularly since I am on gravel/poor condition roads alot and seem to get chips regularly. They generally run about $35 for a repair without claiming it on insurance, and generally will refund your money if it doesn't fix it for whatever reason. I have watched them do these repairs, and it is fairly complex, so I don't know about doing them yourself. Overall, I have had pretty good luck with the repairs, I have only had one that went ahead and cracked after the repair. I would recommend having the professionals do it.
me too :d

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