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Old 05 Jul 2005, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Windscreen - stone chips

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Does anyone know of a simple cure for small stonechips on the windscreen - I have picked up a couple and want to stop them getting any larger- I mean can one just bung something like superglue into the hole and that would seal it up or are there any other alternatives....?
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Old 05 Jul 2005, 02:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are companies that specialise in stone chips on windscreens. If I get chips in window I hit the things with a hammer so as it cannot be repaired. In this country you get a windscreen for little money with insurance.
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Yep annoying things chips. I have had 4 windscreens on the UK300. Went for number 5 but they said they could repair it "You will never see the chips sir"

Like fcuk "well at least they will not get any worse sir"...... New windscreen after my hols as it will develop a crack
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Thanks Bob.Pete
I did think about the large hammer solution but am not convinced the technology is here to refit a screen correctly - visions of a nice new screen covered in silicon and drip trays on the dash come winter.
I have found a chip repair shop ( in Ankara so a good 8 hour drive away) so that may be the answer ,next time I am up there.
Ho.. Hum................
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Not much technology in fitting a screen. Watch my motor being done a few days ago. The trip is removed from around the screen. A knife is used to cut the glue that holds the screen in. The screen is removed and they then cut out as much glue as possible from the screen surround. A Seiko gun is then used to apply glue to the new screen there is a V cut in the Seiko guns nozzle so as the glue comes out and sticks to the screen it stands about three quarters of an inch high. The screen is then replaced and pushed down, the trim is then refitted. Told not drive it for 2 hrs until the glue sets.
Half hour fitting, 2hrs set time.
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It's a shame it's not like here. Many companies where I live set up stands in supermarkets and will fix the windscreens for free (up to 4 chips).

Good luck with it.
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