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I found these instructions on eHow: Use the blow dryer or heat gun to warm the mirror mount right where it attaches to the windshield. You are applying this heat to soften the adhesive underneath. Test the mirror every so often while you are heating it by trying to gently move the mirror slightly back and forth. Once you feel movement, continue to ...


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While I think the other two answers are good, I think there is a better explanation of what is happening with the windshield when a rock hits it. When a rock hits a windshield and puts a "bullseye" into the surface, it creates areas within it called stress risers. Stress risers cause places in any structure where the stress is localized to a small area. ...


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Yeah, Juann Strauss is right in some parts. It is some kind of "the weakest chain member principle". At the damaged place the resonance can not be derived as good as early. The structure of created sharp edges destroy each other. It's not recommendable to drive with the broken window shield, but it is not extremely bad. Your windshield has two layers and the ...


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Imagine your windshield is a balloon. The small stone is a needle. When it punctures the windshield, it creates a small tear. Everytime your car goes over a bump, the entire frame twists very slightly. If your windshield was intact, the jolt would be spread across the entire surface but because there's a little tear/chip in the windshield, the force is ...



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