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decypher
09-06-2010, 03:24 PM
Today a truck carrying sand (and possibly small stones) swerved into my lane and sped off as if the driver was having some emergency (or late for his coffee break)

As a result, one of the stones pelted onto my windshield. A small (about an inch) visible crack is now displayed prominently on the right hand side on my windshield.

I didn't manage to catch the number plate of the truck. I was tilting my head to one side as reflex.

Is it possible to do a self-repair or is there anyone good to fix this?

I'm worried that the crack might spread and having the windshield fall on me while driving is no laughing matter.

Thanks!

cml
09-06-2010, 03:37 PM
There are people who do windscreen repairs but my personal experience with them is not so good. I had mine done but a few days after the repair instead of a spot the crack spread to the edge of the car . At which point I decided to change the whole piece and they gave me a credit which I did not use.

coleslaw
09-06-2010, 03:38 PM
http://www.glassmechanic.com.my/contactus.html

glass mechanic. opposite pelita restaurant in ss2.
had my windscreen done there..

Raikonen
09-06-2010, 03:44 PM
try calling matthews at 0172002089...he fixes small chip and cracks for windshields and are mobile (come to your office/home)

Did my car once and was quite ok...though can still see a bit of line

One thing though, u should celotape the chip area lest water and dirt gets in... :D

good luck yeah

fRaNkY
09-06-2010, 09:45 PM
Saw a Dr Cermin sign in Fed hwy... near nanyang siang pau.

eddychan
10-06-2010, 10:01 AM
I had mine done at a shop near SS2. It was a "star" crack, and cost me RM90. That was 2 yrs ago. The shop assured me of "lifetime guarantee". The cost will go up as the size of the crack becomes larger or more complicated. The whole process was completed in 1 hr.

So far, I'm satisfied, as replacing the windscreen would cost RM600, and also the risk of water leak if the job is not properly done.

One more thing.. if u plan to do the repair, do it as soon as possible, because the crack will get larger by the day

Libyee
10-06-2010, 11:25 AM
Had mine done 6 months ago at the Glass Mechanic in SS2. No problem so far. Eventhough it cost RM150, they undertook to claim the RM150 directly from AIG, my car insurer. My windscreen insurance policy still stays but insured sum less the claimed amount for the year. Yup, as Coleslaw mentioned, it's in one of the converted residential house facing Pelita.

birdy
10-06-2010, 04:58 PM
Saw a Dr Cermin sign in Fed hwy... near nanyang siang pau.
Yes... The shop is just next to Fire Fighters building. I will see if I can get the number on my way back tonight - if yes. I will post here.

fRaNkY
10-06-2010, 08:37 PM
Yes... The shop is just next to Fire Fighters building. I will see if I can get the number on my way back tonight - if yes. I will post here.

Careful... Dont drive and photo.... there is no BHP petrol station to get fire extinguisher :D

Dont FF will lend any..

bslee
10-06-2010, 11:14 PM
This is just one of those things motorists fear most on the road. A flying stone is like a bullet no matter how small it may be and can cause damage or harm
JPJ just isn't doing enough in this land to ensure lorries or heavy vehicles are fully fit on the road. The worst are those " lorry hantu's" which will likely fail every regulation in the book and its sad that unfit lorries are still plying the roads. Why?..I'm sure the reasons are very obvious!
Thats why I say many issues in this land make it more cowboy country. Bus drivers not properly attired and wearing slippers?... for example. Geez!
Perhaps the best way is to be far far away from any of these heavy vehicles that have load of construction material or waste. Never tail them or be near them, especially those with tattered or no rear wheel mudguards. I know its compulsory for perfectly fit mudguards for every lorry at all times, not only just for JPJ inspection. No if's no but's.

fRaNkY
11-06-2010, 08:29 AM
You got the wind screen to protect you from outside stones, pebbles and stuff but you have any thing to protect you from things on the dash board if you need to hard break or hit from the front?

knick knacks will hit you from the dash board like a missile if the force is high!

Leave your knick knacks, idols, ioniser, lights somewhere else! :D

birdy
11-06-2010, 08:52 AM
Careful... Dont drive and photo.... there is no BHP petrol station to get fire extinguisher :D

Dont FF will lend any..
Good one Franky .. unfortunately I used another road to go back coz LDP was so jam yesterday.

mick123
11-06-2010, 09:51 AM
you can call anthony 018288879 and his shop is somewhere in the middle row in usj7 behind metrobus office. i got my star shape crack (2 cracks to be exact) on the windscreen fixed by him last time. you can drive there and get a quote. there is only certain size that can be fixed. i actually procrastinated my repair and only got it done after getting hit by another stone and the crack became longer by 8 inches.

currymee
11-06-2010, 09:58 AM
Hmmm ... just want to ask, since glass is a brittle material, hence its strength comes from its glass lattice being unbroken, wouldn't any form of fixing but nothing more than just cosmetic ? :confused: :confused:

roger_that
11-06-2010, 10:25 AM
Hmmm ... just want to ask, since glass is a brittle material, hence its strength comes from its glass lattice being unbroken, wouldn't any form of fixing but nothing more than just cosmetic ? :confused: :confused:

You can still see the hairline crack after the fix, nothing cosmetic about it. The tail end of the crack, will be carefully drilled to shape like a small round dot which I believed to stop the crack from progressing further. But the fix is good to buy time before your renew your car insurance :p . So remember to include windscreen protection when you renew your car insurance coz the fix is not permanent, at least in my case.

currymee
11-06-2010, 10:50 AM
You can still see the hairline crack after the fix, nothing cosmetic about it. The tail end of the crack, will be carefully drilled to shape like a small round dot which I believed to stop the crack from progressing further....

Thanks for sharing the info - makes sense :)

fRaNkY
11-06-2010, 02:28 PM
I got a 5mm crack :D on my wind screen. Should I wait till later? :D

cskok8
11-06-2010, 04:58 PM
The process is actually like filling a tooth, down to using UV light to cure the material. And like a tooth, get it filled before it gets bigger.

Libyee
11-06-2010, 11:53 PM
I got a 5mm crack :D on my wind screen. Should I wait till later? :D

I had a solar film on my windscreen. Got hit a second time 4 weeks ago with a star crack, 1 inch across. Maybe due to the solar film, the crack remains the same till today. Yet to find time to get it patch again. 5mm crack is no issue unless it's cancerous.

fRaNkY
12-06-2010, 01:13 PM
I had a solar film on my windscreen. Got hit a second time 4 weeks ago with a star crack, 1 inch across. Maybe due to the solar film, the crack remains the same till today. Yet to find time to get it patch again. 5mm crack is no issue unless it's cancerous.

Ok I KIV first... its about 1mm every 2 months... then when it becomes 1 in then its time :)

decypher
14-06-2010, 02:10 PM
Thanks for the information! I stopped by SS2 today and Glass Mechanics did a good job!

I will post before-after pictures here later.

currymee
14-06-2010, 03:04 PM
Ok I KIV first... its about 1mm every 2 months... then when it becomes 1 in then its time :)

Just beware that should you get another hit near the same weakened spot, you may get an instant Hollywood style shatter .... :eek: :eek: