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Lagdti - Sorry for delay, been at work. If you take the upper end of the wiper sweep area, then try to imagine a U scratch where the bottom cup does indeed go about 5 cm into the sweep area. If you look at the U there and imagine a line through where the outer lines straighten, that's how it is.

Technically, I'm sure most testers will fail it - although I do intend to get many second opinions!!!

Not cracked - wrong word from me there. It is most certainly a scratch, as if the screen has been keyed, only a few mm wide....just quite a big U and a bottom end which goes 4-6 cm in the sweep.

As I said though, the rearview mirror takes ALL of the scratch from my view of the road!!!!
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If you can't see the scratch from the drivers seat because of the mirror then I would think your O.K!(depending on tester,contraversial but true)
Scratches can be removed from windscreens but they take a lot of time and effort to remove and also lead to a distorted view through the screen because you have to remove thin layers of glass to polish the scratch out.
I would put your car through the MOT as is and if it passes then HAPPY DAYS!
If not then there are many independant screen fitters out there who would replace the screen far cheaper than you have been quoted.
DIY fit is near impossible as these screens are 'bonded' and are very difficult to remove or fit without causing damage,it's best left to the proffesionals.As Oilyrag says the windscreen is now used as part of a vehicles body strength so it's important that it is fitted properly.
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Thanks. Agree, too that an independant is the way to go if it has to be done.

I'll get a few testers to look at it and if one says OK, that's where I go. It does seem a bit rich to fail it when the scratch itself is not dangerously deep and especially when a new screen will not increase or better my view ahead!!

Appreciate the help.
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