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Unread 02-07-2013, 09:44 PM   #1
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Tiny rock chips on windshield

We've all been there...driving along the highway and all of a sudden BAM!!! A pebble hits your windshield and causes a tiny little chip/scratch. With enough of these, it sparkles like crazy in the sun. The scratches are minuscule in size, barely noticeable normally unless you look really close and carefully or if you scratch the chip with your nails. How do you get rid of these? I know they have crack and chip sealers but those are for large scale stuff. <sigh> less than 5k miles and i have three of these now...ppl need to put on some mud flaps!!! Lol

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Unread 02-08-2013, 07:12 AM   #2
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Call a body shop, or the place you purchased your car. They can use a sealant which fills in the rock chip. Places like safelite specialize in that, google is your friend
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Unread 02-08-2013, 07:13 AM   #3
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you can buy UV activate chip filler on ebay and try it yourself.

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Unread 02-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #4
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I know all about those products...my question is if it works on these extremely tiny scratches...these little scratches are no more than 1/10 of a mm
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Unread 02-10-2013, 10:09 AM   #5
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You mean something like this? I have one of these suckers right in front of my left field of vision. Impossible not to see while driving.

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Unread 02-10-2013, 10:59 AM   #6
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Yup!!! Exactly like one of those...i did some research and apparently those are too small to use a resin filler i'm going to send a pic over to safelite and see what they say.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #7
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Awesome, please share your findings when you hear back.

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Yup!!! Exactly like one of those...i did some research and apparently those are too small to use a resin filler i'm going to send a pic over to safelite and see what they say.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 04:11 PM   #8
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A year ago, they told Dad that the only way to fix these "sand blasts" is by replacing the windshield. He was having a tuff time driving into the sun, and sure enough that's what fixed his problem. He asked for a harder grade replacement glass. Hasn't had much issue since.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 07:00 PM   #9
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That sux to hear...my old wrx had like thousands of these damn things and its like a windshield full of tiny fire flies when the sun hits it
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Unread 02-21-2013, 09:19 PM   #10
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Hi, just curious if you ever ended up hearing back from safelite?

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That sux to hear...my old wrx had like thousands of these damn things and its like a windshield full of tiny fire flies when the sun hits it
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Unread 02-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #11
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If your windshield is heavily pitted (i.e. looks like you drove through a sandstorm), you'll have to get a new windshield to fix it.
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