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    Unhappy windscreen

    washed the car today only had it 2 weeks discovered two chips in the centre of the windscreen. auto glass say they might break it tryin to fix it with them been within a 10cm radius of each other. Not sure if i have windscreen cover either need to give insurance a phone tomorrow. Priced window from local guy who ive used before he quoted 180 fitted dono weather to try get it repaired or just go for new one what do u think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzy View Post
    washed the car today only had it 2 weeks discovered two chips in the centre of the windscreen. auto glass say they might break it tryin to fix it with them been within a 10cm radius of each other. Not sure if i have windscreen cover either need to give insurance a phone tomorrow. Priced window from local guy who ive used before he quoted 180 fitted dono weather to try get it repaired or just go for new one what do u think?
    I have the same in mine mate, but am gonna wait till it really cracks, no point in spending to get a new one when a trip down the mway could result in another crack... hold off

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    Quote Originally Posted by spennny View Post
    I have the same in mine mate, but am gonna wait till it really cracks, no point in spending to get a new one when a trip down the mway could result in another crack... hold off
    same here, i had 5 in my old calibra and held off replacing it, one day a big stone on the m42 killed it so it was a good job i held off realy other wise it would of been 2 screens

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    sounds like the plan but i have the spare cash now not to say 2 months on ill have it. o and to cheer my self up after noticing that i done the air box mod i think it made a difference even with standad filter on.

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    Yes leave it for now mate , the worst that will happen is they will form a crack.
    Even then you could carry on as normal without the structural strength of the windscreen being compromised , autoglass and the like rely on people being terrified of cracks and chips etc , as this is how they make alot of their profit from chip repairs.

    Do you not have windscreen cover on your ins ?
    Has your screen got rain sensor or top tint ?
    What reg ?

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    Prolonged driving with a cracked windscreen isn't advisable. If it cracks then get it changed.
    1 because the car is in an unroad worthy condition, you could get a prohibition notice if stopped by the local constabulary, preventing you from driving any further (if they wanted to be arsy)
    2 It significantly affects the strength of the glass and therefore the rigidity of the car in general.

    What shape are the chips? and have they penetrated to the laminate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poves View Post
    Do you not have windscreen cover on your ins ?
    Has your screen got rain sensor or top tint ?
    What reg ?

    Not Sure about ins no nothin on window but get it tinted next sat its a 1.8 vvt sri on 55 plate (facelift)

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    The police bit yes , but the roof relies on the screen as structural strength in a rollover situation , if this happened your screen would be kapput on first impact anyway.
    A chip or crack does NOT affect the structural support of the roof.

    You get what tinted next sat ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    Prolonged driving with a cracked windscreen isn't advisable. If it cracks then get it changed.
    1 because the car is in an unroad worthy condition, you could get a prohibition notice if stopped by the local constabulary, preventing you from driving any further (if they wanted to be arsy)
    2 It significantly affects the strength of the glass and therefore the rigidity of the car in general.

    What shape are the chips? and have they penetrated to the laminate?
    the chips arnt big but u can feel the right through had to get close coz the dash that big i'll get some pics

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    whole car gets tints on sat sun strip n all

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