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So was on a drive on Sunday and my windshield got hit by a rock and put a chip in the window with a few lateral cracks and about 2-3 small chips as the rock skipped across the window. It's not in field of view but off on passenger side about 1.5 inches off of bottom of glass. I'm going tomorrow to Safelite to see if it can be repaired. My insurance said if it's more than 3 chips/cracks it's a full replacement. I'm really hoping I don't need a new damn windshield after only having the car for 2 months. I would have to pay deductible for new windshield at $500 if it can't be repaired. If they say it needs to be replaced I may just go with my own fix. However in the future I could be on the hook for full replacement if there is an issue with windshield and it needs to be replaced.

Has anyone used those glass repair kits with success?
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Yeah, if you can get to them before it spiders out more then the repair kits that inject filler are surprisingly effective. I've used it on a couple of cars with chips like yours, and they're still holding up great after a few years. If you take your time, the chip becomes almost unnoticeable.
 

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Get SafeLite to do the repair. There's no charge to you and most insurance companies will pay the bill. The lateral cracks may continue across the windscreen despite being filled with epoxy. Generally, this type of hit will eventually require a windshield replacement.
 

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I recently tried the rain-x kit on a similar but smaller crack (not the Veloster). As I tried to gently push on the windshield to get the adhesive to flow into it and fill it, the crack grew to the tune of a new windshield replacement. If you search for the YouTuber “Chrisfix,” he has a great demo of various kits and seems to have good success. I didn’t. Chips are a different story. Cracks always seem to grow To the point of needing replacement.
 

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Get SafeLite to do the repair. There's no charge to you and most insurance companies will pay the bill. The lateral cracks may continue across the windscreen despite being filled with epoxy. Generally, this type of hit will eventually require a windshield replacement.
Yep I have an appointment tomorrow with safelite to get if hopefully fixed. I just hope it isn't to close to the edge.

I recently tried the rain-x kit on a similar but smaller crack (not the Veloster). As I tried to gently push on the windshield to get the adhesive to flow into it and fill it, the crack grew to the tune of a new windshield replacement. If you search for the YouTuber “Chrisfix,” he has a great demo of various kits and seems to have good success. I didn’t. Chips are a different story. Cracks always seem to grow To the point of needing replacement.
Yep I saw that one. I am always weary of big youtube channels and promoting products. Chrisfix has gotten really big lately and his videos feel sort of off and fake to me now.
 

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Welp, I went outside to drive car to safelite. The crack grew to the edge. So it has to be replaced now. 1.5 months into ownership and already have to get window replaced.
 

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I understand and have done this at least four times in the past two years.

Stuff happens we can’t foresee. I had my windshields protected with windshield PPF.

Check your tint/PPF shop and see if the have it available. It’s not cheap but it works in the protection of the windshield.

It will last behind 4 years, if you take care of it.
 

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Hey look on the bright side. At least you didn't take a turkey to the windshild in the first 1.5 months like I did. There are worse ways to ruin a windshield! make sure your insurance covers glass damage at no charge and the only thing your out on is the wait time to get it fixed.
 
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