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A stone flew off a gravel truck and hit my windshield causing a very minor chip. I can't get my fingernails in it, but I can feel it when I run my finger over it. Should I be worried about it spreading or worsening? Get one of those windshield repair things?
 

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just depends, keep an eye on it and if it starts to spread, then consider replacing. i've had a small chip in my front windshield for 5 years with no problem...
 

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I have had 2 chips on my windshield. Any local auto-glass shop should be able to repair it for about $30. The way I see it, it's just cheaper getting it repaired / sealed for $30 as soon as it happens vs. paying God knows how much for a heated windshield further down the road if it were to start cracking!
 

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I've chipped by heated windshield here in Vancouver, B.C and know one will touch it. They said that the small wires that run through the windshield hold electricity. Therefore, if they heat the adhesive and windshield it may cause a shortage in the wiring and could cause a fire. The individual I went to has been doing windshields for 25 years. My best bet is to go to the dealership!!
 

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HSE1990 said:
I've chipped by heated windshield here in Vancouver, B.C and know one will touch it. They said that the small wires that run through the windshield hold electricity. Therefore, if they heat the adhesive and windshield it may cause a shortage in the wiring and could cause a fire. The individual I went to has been doing windshields for 25 years. My best bet is to go to the dealership!!
What a load of bull plop. The front screen heater works the same as the rear. If a wire breaks due to a chip then that wire won't heat. Call around or take a drive down to the Seattle area. Almost every glass place here will do heated front screen repairs and or replacement. On a P38 the replacement runs about $500 where the dealer wants $1200 and up. The only catch with either route is that you have to leave the rig with them for several hours while the sealant cures. Most insurance will have a chip repaired for free. Hop on line and do some research. :geek:
 

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I would highly recommend this simple do-it-yourself fix that I believe is no different than the $90 dealer fixes. Product linked below appears to receive highly rates customer reviews. I used a similar product a couple years ago ( can't remember the name) and it worked just fine. No affiliation with the product/company/ guarantee/yada yada

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EA ... 6GAC85WT97
 

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HSE1990 said:
I've chipped by heated windshield here in Vancouver, B.C and know one will touch it. They said that the small wires that run through the windshield hold electricity. Therefore, if they heat the adhesive and windshield it may cause a shortage in the wiring and could cause a fire. The individual I went to has been doing windshields for 25 years. My best bet is to go to the dealership!!
I was told the same thing. Safelight wouldn't touch it. So USAA would have had to replace the windshield. I traded the car before the chip grew.
 

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I had a chip and it was fixed. No isssues. As mentioned by somone else, if the wire is cut, it just breaks the circuit in that area which will fail to heat up when used. No a big problem. Most folks are scared to touch these kinds of windsheilds in case they screw up more.
 

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Their website for Safelite says they use UV to cure the resin...I can't imagine that heating up the windshield or causing any issues to the electrical as long as the chip is not near the wiring. I'll have to give them a call.
 
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