Can't find anybody around here that repairs windshield cracks

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Looked on Craigslist and FB Marketplace, Google too. Found places that will repair chips but nobody does cracks. There are plenty of youtube videos from companies that do it like, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT6vdB4Kczg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jr9Gojvt6E so it's seems like it would be profitable. I have a semi-professional kit that does chips and I may have to modify it for the crack, but would prefer someone with experience to do it.
 
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Just 2 inches.
Safelite won't do it?
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Safelite can repair your windshield when: - The chip or crack is 6 inches or smaller - You have three chips or less - The damage is not in front of a camera or sensor
 

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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Originally Posted by atikovi
Just 2 inches.
Safelite won't do it?
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Safelite can repair your windshield when: The chip or crack is 6 inches or smaller You have three chips or less The damage is not in front of a camera or sensor
Yea, for $140. I can buy a new windshield for $73 plus $10 materials and replace it myself if I had to but it's not much fun to do.
 
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Originally Posted by atikovi
Just 2 inches.
Safelite won't do it?
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Safelite can repair your windshield when: The chip or crack is 6 inches or smaller You have three chips or less The damage is not in front of a camera or sensor
Yea, for $140. I can buy a new windshield for $73 plus $10 materials and replace it myself if I had to but it's not much fun to do.
OK, so it's not that you "Can't find anybody around here that repairs windshield cracks." You just don't want to pay them. smile
 
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I paid cash at Safelite and they did a fine job replacing my windshield (mine was sandblasted and not chipped) . The price was about half what they were going to charge the insurance company. Also many insurance companies cover windshield replacements 100% with no deductible or collision coverage required. It's worth giving them a call.
 
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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Originally Posted by atikovi
Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Originally Posted by atikovi
Just 2 inches.
Safelite won't do it?
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Safelite can repair your windshield when: The chip or crack is 6 inches or smaller You have three chips or less The damage is not in front of a camera or sensor
Yea, for $140. I can buy a new windshield for $73 plus $10 materials and replace it myself if I had to but it's not much fun to do.
OK, so it's not that you "Can't find anybody around here that repairs windshield cracks." You just don't want to pay them. smile
The truth is exposed. Is this on that Saturn Vue? Did you get into it yet?
 
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Looked on Craigslist and FB Marketplace, Google too. Found places that will repair chips but nobody does cracks. There are plenty of youtube videos from companies that do it like, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT6vdB4Kczg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jr9Gojvt6E so it's seems like it would be profitable. I have a semi-professional kit that does chips and I may have to modify it for the crack, but would prefer someone with experience to do it.
Get a new windshield.
 
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Originally Posted by SLO_Town
Originally Posted by Donald
Video on fixing cracked windshield https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bICV_IOvbl4
People are so self absorbed when they post stupid videos like this. I'm not referring to you Donald. What's even worse are the videos posted by idiots who blow up perfectly good engines in an attempt to see if they'll run on maple syrup. Scott
I laughed and gave him a thumbs up.
 
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Originally Posted by Donald
Originally Posted by atikovi
Looked on Craigslist and FB Marketplace, Google too. Found places that will repair chips but nobody does cracks. There are plenty of youtube videos from companies that do it like, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT6vdB4Kczg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jr9Gojvt6E so it's seems like it would be profitable. I have a semi-professional kit that does chips and I may have to modify it for the crack, but would prefer someone with experience to do it.
Get a new windshield.
thumbsup Yep got a new one in the Corolla last summer $121 which included tax. After owning a car 14 years something is going to happen you need to fix. If you don't want a new windshield live with it.
 
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