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  • Is side window crack repairable?

    Does anybody know if side window glass is repairable if you have small crack like this? Glass repair shops wont do it, they it will shatter. I was wondering if there are any home remedies used to stop it from spreading.

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    I can't tell what the photo is.

    Typically, Side window glass is tempered glass. Tempered glass can’t be repaired, cut, or buffed to remove scratches. Only replaced.

    I have never seen a crack in tempered glass.
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    • #3
      They have windshield repair kits at most auto stores. It's basically some clear liquid applied to the glass, then a piece of cellophane/film that you put over it while it dries. I was never very happy with the results, especially aesthetically. I did use it on a tiny spider crack/rock chip once, and tho it didnt look the best, the crack never spread. Might be worth a try.

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      • #4
        That must be a window from naerc. They seem to crack for no reason.
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        • #5
          To keep the crack from spreading, you have to drill a hole in the end of the cracks with a diamond bit. This keeps the crack from having a sharp edge to spread from. Then you use the clear epoxy on it to fill the holes, and bond the cracks. But if you haven't done it before, I wouldn't really recommend trying on a side glass like that. Although, most side glass is tempered, and doesn't crack, this is obviously laminated glass.
          Last edited by RUSHAVED; 02-13-2013, 11:26 AM.

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          • #6
            It's laminated glass , take it to a glass shop a have them cut a new piece , I doubt it is curved . This is why laminated is not usually used on side glass , the shocks of closing doors will usually crack it .

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dhart99 View Post
              It's laminated glass , take it to a glass shop a have them cut a new piece , I doubt it is curved . This is why laminated is not usually used on side glass , the shocks of closing doors will usually crack it .
              It is curved glass. naerc sold the side glass like that, laminated.
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              • #8
                Jdinner is correct, it is side curved NAERC glass. Do you know what Rehberg motorcars charges for a side glass?

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                • #9
                  Usually tempered glass is used in that cases, which is non-repairable...
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                  • #10
                    Tempered glass will not crack. It will shatter into thousands of tiny pieces and crumble if not laminated. Laminated glass, such as a windshield, will crack but it is all but impossible to fix it. A good glass shop might be able to drill a hole to stop the crack but they cannot camouflage the crack so you cannot see it. I have used the rock chip repairs for windshields and while they do a good job you can still see it if you look close. The glue used for that does help stop cracks from spreading from the chip.

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