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Offline Borbus

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Do you notice a lot of windscreen chips?
« on: 28 August 2020, 09:14 »
The windscreen on my Mk6 is in pretty bad shape. It has scratches on it and loads of little white chips. Nothing deep, so the structural integrity of the glass is instact, but it doesn't look very nice. Looking at other cars of similar age or older, they have a few chips, but nowhere near as many as mine.

After driving the car for 6 months, and I don't drive very much, I've actually noticed several times something come up from the road and hit the windshield with a loud high-pitched crack. I reckon this has literally happened only once or twice ever in other cars before this. Is there something about the shape of the Mk6 that makes it particularly susceptible to stuff hitting the windscreen? Anyone else noticed this?
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Offline Snoopy

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Re: Do you notice a lot of windscreen chips?
« Reply #1 on: 28 August 2020, 10:34 »
Seen loads of posts about it over the years i guess its the glass quality. MINIs suffer it real bad.The mk7 golfs from what I told suffer it worse. I just keep my distance.
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Offline ramrod

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Re: Do you notice a lot of windscreen chips?
« Reply #2 on: 28 August 2020, 13:51 »
yes i have noticed this and my bonnet is covered in bloody stone chips
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