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windscreen crack
« on: March 23, 2015, 02:10:55 pm »
Well   don't believe it.,  car parked outside   not moved over 2 weeks,  i go out today and see this crack on the front screen.
it starts half way up on the right hand side and curls inwards about 6 inches     ignore the two long straight lines above in the photo  they are phone lines
question is    how !   nothings hit it, theres no chips anywhere just a very faint crack, seems to be felt on the outside of glass only with my fingernail and then i can only feel about 2 inches in the whole length.
why would this happen, car just sat there.  is it just bad luck and age related.  it certainly wasn't there last time i went out in car.
driving since i was 17,  thats in 35 years never had even a chipped screen.   maybe my time was up ! ???   is this kind of crack in need of quick repair or do they just get bigger the longer they are left ?   is on passenger side so not in vision area,
« Last Edit: March 23, 2015, 02:12:39 pm by marinabrid »
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Re: windscreen crack
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2015, 05:19:49 pm »
That one looks like a replacement
needed
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Re: windscreen crack
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2015, 08:29:35 pm »
thanks for that, any ideas why its just cracked out of the blue ? and what will happen    will it just grow across the screen ?
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Re: windscreen crack
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2015, 09:24:09 pm »
They can't repair cracks, only chips :(

Yes, it will carry on now until it reaches another edge. Is it the original screen? Normally when they crack from an edge its the result of an even force being applied to the screen - ie someone standing on it (not stamping on it) although it can also be temperature related
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Re: windscreen crack
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2015, 09:39:16 pm »
looks like the original screen as its got some ford hologram type sticker on it,  can't see how anyone has applied force or stood on it  ;D     maybe just bad luck . Thanks to all,   looks like a new screen, any company recommended  ?   or is it just who the insurers say i have to use
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Re: windscreen crack
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2015, 10:01:37 pm »
I've seen a couple cases where windscreens have cracked after a vehicle has been lifted up on a ramp in the workshop, the flexing of the chassis as a result of being jacked up being the likely cause, not necessarily applicable in your case if you haven't been to a garage recently- though it is possible the screen was already under  some stress and the act of going over a bump (for example) of some sort caused the body to flex in just the wrong way to overstress the screen and allow a crack to form, it doesn't always happen immediately after the event.
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Re: windscreen crack
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2015, 10:35:54 pm »
Just out of interest, how can you be sure nothing hit it?

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Re: windscreen crack
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 08:33:38 am »
dont suppose i can really   but there don't seem to be any chips to see,  it just creeps out from the side of the car,     only thing i do remember   now      few weeks ago  the trim that goes down the side of the screen had popped out   so i pressed it back in     wonder if i pressed so hard it cracked the glass        though i would hope the glass stronger than that..
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