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Small Crack on Inside of Windshield


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Hi guys,

So here's an interesting one... I have a small maybe inch and half crack on the INSIDE of my winshield, right where the rear view mirror adhesive clip is that attaches to the windshield. It hasn't expanded, and it's really only noticeable to me, but it's rather annoying in my opinion... Is there anyway to fix this without replacing the whole windshield?

Anyone else ever had this problem?

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I'd have a pro look at it. That kind of crack can expand, especially with drastic temperature change. Can be dangerous if something strikes the windshield.

I've heard of cracks being drilled at both end and filled in, but sounds like something less than good.

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I'd have a pro look at it. That kind of crack can expand, especially with drastic temperature change. Can be dangerous if something strikes the windshield.

I've heard of cracks being drilled at both end and filled in, but sounds like something less than good.

Well... I did have a pro look at it originally, a glass fixing company (i've used them before, do a great job). I originally thought the crack was on the OUTSIDE of the windshield.... turned out it's not, and he couldn't do anything about it with his equipment. At the same time that cracks been there now for 2 years, and hasn't changed... it's just annoying to look at it. If you weren't me, and I didn't say anything, you wouldn't even notice it. Since it's on the inside of the glass, there's little chance of it moving, especially since the car is garaged.

Still.... If there were someway to fix it, i'd be greatful for suggestions.

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Chances are that it will eventually get worse forcing you to have a windshild replacement. It will definitely affect the eventual sale price of the car. Replacing it will probably not affect your insurance premiums. Get it done.

You'll likely be happier with the nice new windshild. Talk to your insurance carrier about wanting OEM and not aftermarket glass before doing it.

Bob

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The only "inside" windshield repairs I know of involve Scotsch tape and bubble gum. If it has not run and is not directly in your field of vision just leave it alone. Once it runs, put in some fresh glass.

Well, filed a claim with my insurance company (actually I didn't know that filing a claim for a winshield didn't affect the premium in any form). $250 deductible but that's not bad considering they're going to replace it with an OEM Porsche Stamped windshield that's a lot more expensive. Thanks for the info.

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Cracks have a way of growing if they're not repaired. Repair techniques can effectively stop the crack, preventing it from growing, and can largely hide it through use of dielectric-matching gel.

For future reference, if it's a repairable crack or starburst, your insurance company may fix it for free! I know mine does :) They'll send a glass repair tech right to your house and fix it in about 15 minutes at no cost to you. For the insurance company, it's worth it to avoid having to pay out the cost to replace the windshield.

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Cracks have a way of growing if they're not repaired. Repair techniques can effectively stop the crack, preventing it from growing, and can largely hide it through use of dielectric-matching gel.

For future reference, if it's a repairable crack or starburst, your insurance company may fix it for free! I know mine does :) They'll send a glass repair tech right to your house and fix it in about 15 minutes at no cost to you. For the insurance company, it's worth it to avoid having to pay out the cost to replace the windshield.

Yep I'm well aware of the ol' "gels" they use to fix cracks. However, since the crack is on the "inside" of the windshield, SafeLite can't fix it with their tools as it's gravity fed in, and gravity doesn't work well upside down :)

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  • 1 year later...

Just scheduled a windshield repair through my insurance company Liberty Mutual. The deductible was waived, so no cost to me, furthermore, if I'm not happy with the repair, they will replace the entire windshield. Sounds like a good deal.

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