Have you been noticed a tiny crack in your windscreen recently? Is there a chip on your windscreen that is slowly getting bigger? It’s vital to ensure that you are getting your windscreen repaired as soon as you see the chip, before it escalates!
A damaged windscreen is repairable. However, the extent of the damage will determine whether the windscreen can be fixed or not.
There are different aspects to take into account before embarking on the repair or replacement of windscreens. In this article, we have discussed the aspects that influence the repair or replacement of windscreens.
Size and Depth
Cracks of around 3-inches long and chips of about 1-inch in diameter are repairable. It is important to consider the size of the chip before going out to seek repair from an expert.
However, with the new technological developments, businesses can repair longer cracks and wider chips. It is advisable to talk to a well-trained technician to guide in the repair process. The technician will inform whether the cracks or chips can be repaired. Technological developments have made it possible for automobile owners to fix cracks up to 18 inches!
There are distinct types of cracks you are likely to come across. There some types that can be repaired while others cannot. Some of the repairable types include WSStar Break, Bulls-Eye, Crack Chip, Ding or Pit. In simplicity, cracks and chips that are coverable with a quarter are definitely repairable.
The repair shops find it easy to fix these cracks and chips because they centre equipment over the broken area. Repairing multiple cracks is complex hence there is need to consult a technician before embarking on the same.
Crack repairs leave behind mistiness, discolouration and unevenness. The repair will also reduce the visibility and clarity of the cracks are located inside the line of sight of the driver. A well-trained technician will take into account the various persons driving the vehicle before fixing the windscreen because of the difference in the heights of various persons.
Cracks or chips located at the edge of the windscreen are likely to endanger the passenger if repaired. Therefore, it is advisable to leave these repairs. In the event that the technician cannot see the crack then it is likely to be hard to fix it.
In summary, cracks and chips can be repaired as long as it is not too large. Cracks on the inside of the windscreen, over internal radio antenna, along with deep on the two layers of glass and edges are among those that can be fixed with ease.
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