Again, my Mazda 3’s windscreen got another stone chips on Jalan Duta with speed around 110 km/h. It is a Star-shaped damage, you can refer image below for different kind of damages,
Image source: glassdoct.com
A chip can become a crack if left too long or doesn’t take any extra care about it. I have experienced a single rock chip that extended to long hair line crack which need to replace whole windscreen (within 3 days), read the post here, it is just waste of money and time.
Below are the way to protect windscreen from further damage:
As for this time, i wait no more. When the stone chips crack happened, i drove directly to a Windscreen Repair shop in Sungai Long, Kajang as below:
Shop Name : Dynamic Automobile & Windshield Repair Services
Phone Contact : 03-90191973
HP Contact : 016-2130413 (Shirley)
AG-5 Block A, Glen Court,
Persiaran Sungai Long,
According to the staff, there are 2 Star shaped connected cracks on the windscreen. The whole repairing process takes around 20 minutes and only cost RM 80.
As mentioned by the staff, reason why windscreen crack can be repair is because there is a Poly Vinyl Butyral (PVB) layer on the screen, normal stone chip will damage on the plastic PVB layer and this can be repair with a resin injection.
i) Damaged Windscreen?
ii) Windscreen Chips vs Windscreen Cracks
iii) Dr. Windscreen