It can sound almost as loud as gunfire, and provide a rude awakening during a longer ride: the Cannon from the stone, hitting the pane of glass, and put a conspicuous imprint on the free vision.
After the surprise often follows the chagrin of the destruction - and perhaps uncertainty about how bad it really is. Should the pane be changed, or can it run on?
In some cases you may be lucky enough that the stone is not passed through the upper layers of the glass. The type of grit called a nist, and it can safely run on with. Often, however, not seen the worst yet, when looking at the stenslaget the first time. If the stone has gone through the first layer of glass, will it crack and grow with time.
It writes the Danish automotive market in a press release.
If stenslaget is passed through the first layer of glass, but is less than a 2-crown, it can, according to Danish automotive market as a starting point to be repaired without having to change the entire pane. It is also true, if the hole has turned a little bit of cracks.
however, It is also here, it's about to be fast. As soon as the cracks have grown bigger than a 2-crown, there is no way to get the entire pane replaced.
According to the eftermarkedschef at the Danish automotive glass, Steen Norstrøm Pedersen, is mainly two things determine how long you have to run on.
- High temperatures cause the glass to expand. We saw this last year when the heat of summer did, that there were many chipped, which beat the cracks, and therefore also many windshields that had to be changed. Where the stone framework of the window pane also has something to say. The closer to the edge, the greater the risk of cracks, he says in the press release.
you Will be even more sure to get rid from stenslaget with a minor repair, according to Steen Norstrøm Pedersen make sure to keep the hole clean.
- make Sure you have a stenslagsklistermærke in your glove compartment. Is luck out, you can put stenslagsklistermærket for the hole and quickly ensure that there is no water, little grains of sand and dirt into the hole. If there is only bad in the stenslaget, it may be difficult or completely impossible to make a neat repair, he says in the press release.
the Danish automotive glass divides the grit in four different categories, which you can see below.
The four types of stone chipping
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Stenslaget is here so small that it will not grow and crack. According to Danish automotive market, you can safely run on without getting the damage repaired.
If the stone has gone through the first layer of glass, you're not going around a turn past the workshop. Is stensalget still without cracks, and less than a 2-crown, it can be done with less repair.
In some cases, the stenslaget get the pane to crack. It happens, begin the frame of life running out. One can, however, still settle for a repair, if you get it done before the cracks make stenslaget greater than a 2-crown.
the Time is gone. If stenslaget are allowed to sit too long, will the cracks in some cases grow substantially. It ends with the look as including, glasmontøren no other option than to change the entire pane.
Source: the Danish automotive glass
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