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Old 31st December 2007, 13:34   #1
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During my recent trip to Rajasthan a small pebble/stone from the rear tyres of the truck i was overtaking, hit my windscreen and created a small crack . Please suggest what should i do? It doesn't make sense to change the windscreen. What are the other options. I am worried that the crack would spread and may pose a threat to me and other people sitting in the front seat.

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Old 31st December 2007, 13:39   #2
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During my recent trip to Rajasthan a small pebble/stone from the rear tyres of the truck i was overtaking, hit my windscreen and created a small crack .
it may not be worth it to repair the crack now. As time goes by the crack (due to vibrations) will become bigger. you can stick some tape at the edge of the crack to slow down this process. when teh crack becomes a hinderance then get it fixed.
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i would suggest you to go to windshield expert's i think they can help with small cracks

but i would suggest to the windshield asap
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Windshield Expert does this type of job pretty well
just rush to him
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A lot will depend on whether the crack propagates. If not then covering with a sticker after filling with some epoxy (transparent filler is even better) is all you need. If it spreads then see where does it all end. I do recall reading somewhere that making the tips of the crack round (a specialized job) without going through the lamination, stops it from spreading.
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:-( Ok that means its bad news? Ok can anyone please help me out with the address of Winshield Experts in Noida/Delhi?
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It all depends on the crack. Make a visit to windshield experts. Find out if it can be fixed. If not get one of their stickers. They'll put it on top of the crack. Drive around for a few days and if you notice the crack widening then change the windshield.

Anyways you have to replace it at some point. :-)
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I would say get it changed ASAP just for safety reasons.

Why take a chance with a crack? its like a ticking time bomb, always nagging in the back of your mind.

It could be pretty dangerous during high speeds.
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Same type of Crack in my Maruti 800. It can not be fixed as per my nearest windshield expert. I have already got a quotation and changing it this week. Luckily it will cost only 1500 for Martui 800 and labour Rs.50 only.
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:-( Ok that means its bad news? Ok can anyone please help me out with the address of Winshield Experts in Noida/Delhi?
This is what I garnered from their website:

Windshield Repair, Auto Glass and Auto Safety Glass Replacement Services Center India

Noida:
A-78, Sector 2,
Opp. Indian Oil Building,
Noida(U.P).
Phone: 0124-4084444 (Customer Care No.)

Delhi:
Delhi / NCR Customer Care No.
0124-4084444
South Delhi Center
Laxmibai Nagar
Shop No 11 and 12, Laxmibai Nagar Market
Near Delhi Hatt
Nehru Nagar
Shop no 36, DDA Market, Nehru Nagar
Near PGDAV Collage.
East Delhi Centre
Preet Vihar
No. 10, Bharti Artist Colony,
Near District Centre, Preet Vihar,
VikasMarg,
New Delhi - 110092.
West Delhi Center
Shop No 29, South Patel Nagar,
Next to Metro Station, New Delhi
North West Delhi Center(1)
A-4, Wazirpur Industrial Area,
Near Richi Rich Restaurant
North West(2)
Ground Floor,
4B/13,(Next to B.K. Jewellers),
Tilak Nagar,New Delhi-18

North Delhi
Shop No 113,
Ground Floor, G.T.B Nagar,
Mall Road, New Delhi - 110009

Hope this helps.
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thanks rr_zen. i would visit WE this weekend. Hope the dent in my pocket is small.
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Please post the updates, it will help us in future, thanks.
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