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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.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
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2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater