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Originally Posted by Tim Orange View Post
Hey guys,
I have a very small crack in my windscreen, small enough ithink to be repaired using the resin stuff rather than being replaced, but how much does this cost? And whats the best company to go with? My insurance wont cover it, and your help is much appreciated.

Could you post up a Pic of the crack Tim, We have a Smart repairer within the Forums who could possibly offer you advice on what can or can't be repaired to a satisfactory standard
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Hi Tim, just noted your post.

Basically, there are 3 types of cracking which can follow from a chip; bullseye (where the laminate between the glass sections draws in air, and forms what looks like a bubble); starburst (where, as the name suggests - small spikes form in all directions from the central chip), and of course the crack.

All can be successfully repaired if the following criteria is met:
1. A repair is performed very soon after the chip occurs.

2. Moisture/dirt contamination is kept to a minimum.

If it is a crack type - anything longer than a cm, will be difficult to invisbly repair.

If you are shopping around for prices, I would suggest applying some superglue over the initial chip - this will provide some tensile strength to the screen, whilst limiting contamination in the laminate layer. Don't worry about blocking the chip - the repairer will need to drill an access hole to inject the resin in any case.

As Otto suggests, post a pic (including where on the screen its located), and I can advise further.

P.S. Regarding some companies charging 80 - I must be undercharging - I'm 30!

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Excellent information and advice Paul
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