-Whether it’s a bull’s-eye, half moon or star shape – can typically be repaired, but larger cracks usually mean the windshield has to be replaced.
-In technical terms, this is done by vacuuming out the air, once the rock hits it, creates a little air pocket where the glass is separated. So we draw out any air and then inject resin and cure it with a UV light. The process takes about 20 to 30 minutes start to finish.
It is necessary to repair a chip that’s not obstructing your line of vision?
Even a small chip could eventually turn into a larger crack.
What makes a chip typically run is any flex in the vehicle’s body from driving, or things like cleaning it from the inside.
The wipers and weather will actually drive dirt and debris into the rock chip, and windshield washer fluids contain dyes, so when you repair it in a month or so, it’s not going to be optimum. There will definitely be some discolouring and it will look dirty, rather than a nice clean fill. If you fix it within a day or two, it will be a lot better than if you wait.
This is a temporary solution from preventing further cracking on windshields. Due to safety regulation and standard by the automotive safety data, the windshield is part of the structural integrity of the vehicle. And if your windshield is damaged behind repair, you should have it replace by qualify automotive glass technicians.A chip as long as it’s under the size of a loonie, we can certainly repair it.