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    Quote Originally Posted by That.Guy.S30 View Post
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    Every shop I've been to has mentioned that there is a possibility of the windshield cracking due to the pressure used to fill the chip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarphreak View Post
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    I'll fix that for you, give me some money!

    Oops I broke it worse!

    Not my problem! Thanks for your money... hey, do you want me to fix that for you?




    Man, business is easy these days... I should get into fixing shit. I will just smash it with a hammer and shrug my shoulders!
    For most things, it sounds ridiculous. Windshield chip repair is a whole different beast. You can be the best chip repair tech and still crack a windshield during repair.
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    Fixing windshields is stupid. Cracked windows are where it's at. My entire fleet has cracked windshields.
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    I almost shat myself after eating way too much at lunch with @killramos so ya, we can start the diaper thread now.

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    Agreed lol it's inevitable living in Calgary
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Fixing windshields is stupid. Cracked windows are where it's at. My entire fleet has cracked windshields.
    Yeah...just keep running it cracked until you can't see anymore!

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    The M5 got cracked 2 years ago and it's been on my "To Do" list for that car, but at the very bottom of it.

    Pitting/sandblasting of windshields bothers me more than cracks, cracks I can see through fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_boost View Post
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    Agreed lol it's inevitable living in Calgary
    Almost, I sold my last car with it's original windshield and it was 11 years old (approx 100K km); 1 chip repaired, 0 cracks, 10000 pits ha ha!

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    I got my first windshield crack ever in literally 20 years of driving in Calgary last year, started as a chip that I didn't fill in time and it cracked in the sun one day. Car is a lease so I'm waiting until the end to replace it to guarantee I only have to do it once.

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    Glad this thread was created. I've had probably a dozen chip repairs over the years and not one time have I been told there is a risk of it breaking.
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    Thanks for all the replies. Just to provide a bit of an update:

    Cal-Alta offered a discount of $180 (however, they have a food bank promo where if you bring in a can/item they give you $120 off a windshield so basically an extra $60) putting a new windshield at around $600.

    I talked to the manager at Windshield Surgeons and he said that the only way they would replace the windshield is if the customer wasn't notified of the risks, however, many people in the thread have mentioned that shops aren't really doing this anymore (maybe because its only a 1% chance of happening?).

    Windshield Surgeons quoted me a windshield that is about half the price of the Cal-Alta windshield even after their discount.

    I am not sure how much I want to fight this over $300....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentry View Post
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    Pitting/sandblasting of windshields bothers me more than cracks, cracks I can see through fine.
    Yup, this is my first year with that windshield protection film. Hopefully it stops the pitting completely, and just have to replace that film every couple of years.

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    I got my first windshield crack ever in literally 20 years of driving in Calgary last year, started as a chip that I didn't fill in time and it cracked in the sun one day. Car is a lease so I'm waiting until the end to replace it to guarantee I only have to do it once.
    I have a heated garage, most of my cracks develop in the really cold days where after driving the heater just warms it back up, daily temperature fluctuations. That's why I've always filled in chips ASAP. But yea, anecdotal evidence, I've only had 1 chip repair crack on me over the last 20 years.

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    Glad this thread was created. I've had probably a dozen chip repairs over the years and not one time have I been told there is a risk of it breaking.
    That's just weird. I've used chip repair places wherever convenient, so I've used quite a few, and they've always given me the disclaimer verbally, and most where I had to sign a work order with it stated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
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    I got my first windshield crack ever in literally 20 years of driving in Calgary last year, started as a chip that I didn't fill in time and it cracked in the sun one day. Car is a lease so I'm waiting until the end to replace it to guarantee I only have to do it once.
    Hah, I went with that plan last time I lived in Calgary, leased vehicle as well. The cop who pulled me over (no moving violation, it was some seat belt check stop thing IIRC), didn't like that excuse very much, and gave me a ticket for cracked windshield, even though it was in the very top corner of the window, and would only obstruct vision if I was looking for the space shuttle...

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    Just an interesting follow up on this, just sitting in my car waiting for a chip repair at Cal Alta Edmonton Trail, I have most definitely not been informed by either of the 2 people I have spoken to as of yet of the risk of breaking my windshield. So OP’s story, while shitty, checks out.

    In the Mercedes so it’s definitely not something they warn for just with expensive replacements.
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    guessing who I might be, psychologizing me with your non existent degree.

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    Pfft, your "beyond civic" is hardly worth worrying about.
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    I almost shat myself after eating way too much at lunch with @killramos so ya, we can start the diaper thread now.

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    Fair point. Done now. Not a word of warning.
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    Lol ya. Everyone has one or can buy one on beyond. Nothing special lol
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    Pfft, your "beyond civic" is hardly worth worrying about.
    Conversations like this can be intense.

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    On a side note: What you really want to invent is a way to make snow tacky/sticky, more like a freshly paved road. Will ask the AI on how to solve this. Once they invent it, people will put on winter tires for racing (dare to dream) People will then take trips to Canada in automotive tourism, for its high quality roads

    Salt/rocks are literally the worst things you can do for cars and the roads. Its a totally reactive solution to a problem that we have not asked the right questions on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gpomp View Post
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    What are any of us?
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    I almost shat myself after eating way too much at lunch with @killramos so ya, we can start the diaper thread now.

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