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Okay, I know we have talked about tinting a windshield with a chip.  Don't do it.  Well, a lady at my work wants me to do hers but just got a chip in the bottom 1/3rd of hers.  i told her forget it unless it gets replaced.  She said she had talked to a shp about patching/sealing it.  I told her I would ask but doubted that would still be a good idea.  Anyone have experience with laying a windshield with a chip that has been sealed?  I have had that done before and not sure I would trust that with heat.  Can barely tell they do anything when they patch them.

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We explain to customers the risk and we won't be held liable, they usually go through with it anyways. I haven't had anyone come back with a shattered windshield, but we also don't do many windshields up here. And of course theres a possibility of it shattering.

And filling the chip really doesn't do anything for the integrity of the windshield. It's still broken at a microscopic level.

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Okay, I know we have talked about tinting a windshield with a chip. Don't do it. Well, a lady at my work wants me to do hers but just got a chip in the bottom 1/3rd of hers. i told her forget it unless it gets replaced. She said she had talked to a shp about patching/sealing it. I told her I would ask but doubted that would still be a good idea. Anyone have experience with laying a windshield with a chip that has been sealed? I have had that done before and not sure I would trust that with heat. Can barely tell they do anything when they patch them.

If it's just a chip and you don't have to apply a ton of heat in that area, you should be fine.
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We personally don't do it because all customers are cool with it until it breaks, then they want to act like they never knew it would happen.  As tintcracker stated, it is not back to new, just less noticeable.  One of my guys did it on his car and a rock by touched his windshield a month later (way less of a hit than it would take to chip/crack) and it went right back to how it was before.

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You also need to remember the negative pressure you put on the windshield when squeegeeing out water. We tend to push pretty hard, and it doesn't take much to move a crack by pushing on the glass(from the inside, hence the negative pressure)

I've seen small cracks move rather easily by pushing from the inside. Add that to the heat issue. Just saying be careful. It's sort of a crap shoot whether you will have an issue. Glass is funny.

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Yeah, pretty much everything you guys said is what I figured.  She is gonna see if her insurance will patch it for free.  Mine did on my last car.  I told her there was a chance it could expand and crack with the heat/pressure and I know her real well.  Work with her every week and have for the last 6/7 years.  Done other auto work for her etc.  Brakes and such.  I told her if she was cool giving it a shot and you guys had experience with it working out, then we could try it.  But worst case scenario she would have to get a new windshield and pay the deductible, etc.  So we will see.  Just wanted to see what your guys thoughts were.  Thanks!

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Again with the pushing thing Justyn. Make her wait a few days after install. Again, we push hard sometimes, and you don't want to loosen the seal that the windshield installer puts around the glass(if it's not cured properly). Just sayin.

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