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I found them very good when I needed the drivers door window replaced
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Thats the problem with a franchise,some employees are the best in the business,others not quite so good.

I've seen some unbelievable work by windscreen companies.....some good unbelievable,some completely unbelievable unbelievable.

Anyway,I'm sure SB will be fine.....they wouldn't dare upset her...

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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Anyway,I'm sure SB will be fine.....they wouldn't dare upset her...
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When I had a chip repaired by autoglass I was under the impression that it would be an "Invisable"mend, but I could still see the mark and took it back, I was told that the repair is to seal the layers of laminate and prevent the chip mark growing into a crack not make it disappear.
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I think the word 'invisible' gets bandied around too often.

For example, smaller chips are easier to make less obvious, than larger ones (that should be self-explanatory).

If it has been left a long time (I mean more than a day or two), then dirt can be deposited in the outer edges of the chip, which, unless you have a suction device, is nigh on impossible to remove.

Also, if the filler stage of the repair process is anything other than absolutely in line with the remaining glass (this is more difficult to achieve than you'd think - you only have a sharp blade to level off), then that in itself can be noticed.

The main purpose of the repair is to restore the integrity of the only non-flexible part of the car (i.e. the glasswork), its less important for aesthetic purposes.


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