Thanks for the quick reply. I have so much on my plate right now, so I won't
be able to get to it until next week.
Again, thanks for the info.
Its very early days and would suggest monitoring it for a week or so. As I
have said, no glue will stop a crack. Others will say they have had repairs
done but they are probably just pot chips that we all have if you/we look
close at our screens.
In engineering terms, the only way to stop a crack is by drilling a hole at
each end and as we know you cant really do that on a windscreen.
d;o) I'm retired military and have met my fare share of British citizens, so I
am more than aware of *lots* of language differences. Bumpershoots and prams
and lorries and boots, etc. But my favorite is "Will you knock me up in the
Dave (who appreciates his cousins from across the pond.)
Indeed. My father brought a 1958 Rambler back from the states when we
returned to the UK. In 1961 a horse jumped onto the car, requiring
substantial repairs to the front end, including the windshield. The
first replacement arrived from the states already cracked down the
Then in the late 70s it was struck by a flying stone which left a
small ding - annoying my father greatly, because it was right in front
of the driver's line of vision. However, he was even more annoyed the
next morning (after a frosty night) when that small chip had developed
into a 6 inch long crack. None of the UK-based companies could source a
new windshield for that 58 Rambler, so the crack was still there when he
sold the car in 1983.
Peter Bell (Note Spamtrap - To reply, replace 'invalid' with 'bellfamily')
One cold morning waiting for the bus with my son, I put my damp gloves
on the dash of my wife's Subaru which had small crack at the lower edge
from a rock hit. We heard this sound and literally watched the crack
creep across the entire length of the dash in about 30 seconds. It was
cool, like a slow motion lightning bolt. Not sure if the wet gloves on
the defroster heat caused it.
As far as windshield repair, I do it on my A4 with rock chips and
I get plenty on MA roads. It works well with the exception that they
don't seem to be able to get the filler completely flush with the
glass and it seems to tear at wiper blades at those spots, resulting
in bad streaking. But I can count on eventually needing to get a new
windshield given the MA roads.
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