Glass Chip Ruling

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Glass Chip Ruling

Postby stockturboevo » Tue May 10, 2011 10:24 pm

Hey guys,

I wanted to find out what the policy was in regaurds to having a chip in my windshield glass. It is a very small rock chip (quarter inch in diameter max) from about 2 months ago that has zero crack or spider web associated with it. Is this something that I need to get fixed before the next event or is it not a big deal? Thanks in advance for your time!

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Re: Glass Chip Ruling

Postby breakaway500 » Wed May 11, 2011 6:38 am

They have inexpensive ($15) chip fix kits at most parts stores that can repair 95% of most windshield chips.

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Re: Glass Chip Ruling

Postby WillM » Thu May 12, 2011 9:17 am

As it sits now, it is probably fine.

The stresses of track driving, however, could turn that chip into a crack, and a crack is not acceptable.

As Mark mentioned, I would try filling it or having a glass shop do it. I've never done it but understand that the repaired chip becomes almost invisible.

Safelite advertises the service, and reminds Massachusetts drivers that their insurance will cover it 100%.

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Re: Glass Chip Ruling

Postby breakaway500 » Thu May 12, 2011 4:44 pm

I've done a bunch of chip repairs..it's very simple.If you can run a syringe...you too can fix most w/s chips... 8) Done properly,they really are invisible,and it does stop further damage from happening,99% of the time. It is a very thin epoxy resin that you "inject" into the glass "wound". Follow the directions...EZ! :wink:

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Re: Glass Chip Ruling

Postby stockturboevo » Thu May 12, 2011 10:59 pm

Okay guys, thanks for the replies! I am going to try to track this stuff down this weekend and take care of this so I am not running into any issues at the event.

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Re: Glass Chip Ruling

Postby eastcoastbumps » Fri May 13, 2011 11:50 am

WillM wrote:As it sits now, it is probably fine.

The stresses of track driving, however, could turn that chip into a crack, and a crack is not acceptable.

As Mark mentioned, I would try filling it or having a glass shop do it. I've never done it but understand that the repaired chip becomes almost invisible.

Safelite advertises the service, and reminds Massachusetts drivers that their insurance will cover it 100%.

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Glass is now optional coverage in MA and no longer covered automatically.
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