Which windshield chip repair?
July 7, 2014 2:56 PM Subscribe
My windshield got chipped today by a rock kicked up by a truck. It's a combination star and chip, less than 2" in total diameter at this point. Due to the location, it seems unlikely that a reputable shop will attempt to repair it and I'd rather not spend $300 on a new windshield just at the moment. Advice is welcome.
posted by wierdo to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total)
The impact was below the rear view mirror about halfway to the dash, which I understand to be in a location many places will refuse to do a repair for.
Looking around on the Internets, I see that repair kits can be had for under $20. I'm definitely willing to give it a shot since the worst case scenario if I mess it up is that the windshield has to be replaced, which is pretty much what I'm looking at now since I'm not terribly interested in leaving it to spread.
Which windshield repair kit (available at places like AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, or Pep Boys) works best? Alternatively, does anyone know a good place in south Florida that would repair it despite the chip being in the clear area of the windshield, preferably for $60 or less?