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I recently purchased a 2005 997 C2 and during transport a small 1/2 cm stone crack occurred on the passenger side of the front windshield. Should this be patched with the air removal and UV light sensitive fusion polimer or simply replaced?

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This should be repaired the simpleist way possible. A windshield even installed by a pro is usually never as good as the factory installed one. Removal of several plastic surround parts is required and often little fragile tabs get broken in the process and never put back exactly right. Also most replacement shields are not centered perfectly top to bottom or right to left and the installer makes the most money by installing it as quickly as possible. After the Porsche windshield is installed he may do a 1971 Ford van, then who knows what. The guy that put one in my wifes Boxster in the driveway was using the wrong thing for loosening a fastener and I told him to wait while I got the correct tool for him of of my garage.

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I guess I take a different view, first I assume (I know that is dangerous) that it was insured during transport? If so I would have it replaced by Porsche were you will have a warranty and new windshield without any cracks. However if you did not insure I would go with the repair route over the find the lowest bidder and end up with potential rattles. I have never had a windshield replaced on a Porsche but Chevy did my old Corvette and it was perfect, I think Porsche mechanics are up to the level of Chevy mechanics, don't you. Either way you will be OK it is very small crack, best of luck!

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I recently purchased a 2005 997 C2 and during transport a small 1/2 cm stone crack occurred on the passenger side of the front windshield. Should this be patched with the air removal and UV light sensitive fusion polimer or simply replaced?

Anytime you replace the windshield you disturb the impact aborbing integrity of the car. Believe it or not, the windshield is a very important part of the car's ability to absorb energy during an accident. If the windshield is not installed properly, it can pop out and even decapitate the occupants of the car. This isn't to scare you, just make you realize how important it is to get it done right. They MUST use gloves or the oil on thier hands will interfere with the adhesives properties, creating weak points on the glass and frame of the car. Check with your insurance company on who to use and watch them do it, from start to finish. Your life may depend on the quality of their work. German glass is notoriously soft. I have a BMW and 997 and I swear if it rains I get little chips. I am close to replacing the glass just because I hate all the little dots. I would try the repair first and if it doesn't meet your standards, replace it, but do it right. Good luck.

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I recently purchased a 2005 997 C2 and during transport a small 1/2 cm stone crack occurred on the passenger side of the front windshield. Should this be patched with the air removal and UV light sensitive fusion polimer or simply replaced?

Thanks for your input. I had the windscreen repaired by a Porsche authorized windshield repair technician. The transport was insured and Porsche of Naples has been very responsive. Hopefully, it will hold and not further crack. <_<

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