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I had several chips on my windshield, one “bullseye” divot and multiple little starburst-shaped cracks. All were caused by roadway stones hitting the windshield while driving. All were between dime and quarter size.

After being professionally repaired, they are invisible when outside the vehicle gazing at the windscreen. But inside the vehicle, sitting in the driver seat and looking out through the windshield, I can still see sunlight glinting off edges of some of the starburst cracks. The light is muted and off-color compared to before repair, so I know they were not simply missed by the repairperson.

➥ Is it normal for some of the cracks to still be visible after repair? Or should I check back with the repair shop?

  • Only sure way to remove all optical defects is to replace the screen - anything else tends to be a temporary repair based on my experience... – Solar Mike Jan 5 at 22:50
  • I agree. Repairs can make the screen legal, but they don't make it pretty. – alephzero Jan 6 at 0:02
  • All repair does is stop the damage from expanding further into the glass. – Moab Jan 7 at 0:36

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