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Sunday, July 31, 2022

How Fast Should You Replace A Windshield?

Above, The Beast in the GOCO Beast Barn. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Earlier this year, a pebble hit and chipped The Beast's windshield.

It left a small "star" shaped chip.

A few weeks ago, I got a windshield repair kit and fixed the chip. So far, it is holding well and no cracks have expanded from the chip.

Above, the chip's location.

If cracks were to form, I would have to replace the windshield. This week's trip to Durango, Colorado will be a test. It held fine during last week's trip to Albuquerque.

A general question of, "How fast should you replace a chipped windshield?" was posed by Do It Yourself RV this week.

It begins with:

A chipped windshield is not only annoying, but it could be compromising the safety of your vehicle. When a vehicle is designed, the windshield is a critical part of the structural integrity. Pressure on the roof of a vehicle with no glass versus one with glass will have a very different outcome.

That being said, having damaged glass in your vehicle can be a pretty serious thing. In contrast, for the glass to be such a large structural and safety feature, it is very strong and difficult to break.

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1 comment:

Farly1975 said...

Il est recommandé de remplacer votre pare-brise lorsqu'il est endommagé, tel qu'un pare-brise fissuré ou ébréché. Il est important de savoir que le pare-brise est conçu pour absorber la force d'un impact et non pour la disperser.

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