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Old 14th December 2015, 21:27   #16
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Just a comparison picture. Actually wanted to post this but somehow couldn't add the picture as I was replying through the App.

Though it didn't solve chipping fully, I am pretty happy with the results. Look at the picture below:

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I can leave this for the next 35K kms till the car is sold off. <img src=
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Great find the Windshield Repair kit, thanks for sharing
Very timely as well as there's a very minor chip on Dizzy's windshield caused by a small stone from a sand truck.
Luckily a friend is traveling to Bangalore and he is bringing it down for me, will post more after I use it on my car's windshield.
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Very interesting, thanks for sharing. In most of Europe and in the USA there are specialized companies such as Carglass. See https://www.autoglass.co.uk/glass-re...screen-repair/

Over the years I have used them many, many times. In most cases their repair jobs are free of charge as many insurance companies pay for this, rather then replace the window. These repair jobs are very ver y good. Once done you will not see the cracks at all. They use special resin which is injected into the crack through a vacuum. So not suitable for DIY as you need very special tools. The one thing and that tends to be applicable to all repairs on windows, you have to make sure no water gets into the crack. Carglass provides special stickers. As soon as you have stone chip or crack put the sticker on and get it repaired asap. One of my classic cars had a stone chip on the front window when I bought it. Tried all sort of repair techniques, but could not get it fixed, to old and to much water ingress, nothing works then other then replacing the front window. Carglass will also replace your windows. In most countries they have mobile workshops that will come to you, rather then you having to come to them, very convenient.

I have probably replaced 5-7 front windows myself over the years, mostly on classic cars. And it is a pain. If you want to have a go at it yourself I would suggest to have somebody help out who has done it a few times. Lots of youtube videos to learn from too!

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Just when I was compiling this D.I.Y now, I came across a video, doing the same as mentioned above.
Here's another video that actually demonstrates the repair using the same product Rain X Windshield Repair Kit
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Quoting my own post:

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To my surprise, they did refund the shipping amount and also sent another package free of cost as under their efforts to maintain customer satisfaction. Funniest part, he didnít receive the second package too hence they did refund the full amount. Hats off to Amazon.com!
Finally received the second package that was sent by Amazon.com F.O.C.

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I have two now, actually, 1 and a half!. <img src=
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Hey Anurag! Thanks much for sharing your DIY.

Thanks to you, I tried this adventure and am more than happy with the results.

Had a friend order this thing (using his Amazon Prime account) and saved on the shipping charges! So, for ~700 bucks, have a nearly spot free windshield.

The pictures below should give everyone an idea about the effectiveness of this treatment.

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DIY Repair: Windshield Chip & Crack-img_20160220_180047.jpg <a href=DIY Repair: Windshield Chip & Crack-img_20160220_180117.jpg <br /> <b>After</b><br /> <a href=DIY Repair: Windshield Chip & Crack-img_20160221_131120.jpg <a href=DIY Repair: Windshield Chip & Crack-img_20160221_131136.jpg   <div style=

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Finally received the second package that was sent by Amazon.com F.O.C.

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I have two now, actually, 1 and a half!.
Hi Anuraj,


Just curious to know are you willing to sell you second Rain X windshield repair kit, need it urgently and unable to order.

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The inevitable happened and I got a similar stone chip on the windshield on my Creta. The 'Star' shaped crack is rather small and not even blocking my view, so I am undecided on getting the entire windshield replaced.

One basic idea that came to my mind was to inject the Feviquick super glue into the crack, incase that arrests the crack from spreading further.

Any thoughts on this?
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Stone flew off the car in front and caused this on my windshield. This is bang in the middle of the windshield and though it doesn't affect the field of vision, seeing it there on my 8 month old Ecosport is a pain every time.

Ford ASS suggests full replacement and quoting 7500/- for the same. Should I go ahead or rather wait and see? The chipping seems to be superficial, and there are no visible cracks per se.

Any input will be appreciated.
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The chipping seems to be superficial, and there are no visible cracks per se.
If it is superficial, the windshield repair kit will help seal it. You can give it a try. Will save you a lot of moolah.

Can you upload more images at different angle?

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Can you upload more images at different angle?
Thanks for the response! Adding two more snaps.

If going the DIY route which kit would you suggest?
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If going the DIY route which kit would you suggest?
You can get the kit that I used or you can try 3M Windshield repair kit.
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