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post #1 of 5 Old Oct 20th, 2011, 8:16 am Thread Starter
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Stop a crack???

In my golf cart windshield.

Dog hooked it with her leash a while back, created a small crack by the mounting point, that's slowly turning into a large crack.

Any way to stop this from spreading? Cheap plastic windshield is a not so cheap 180$

Thanks for any input.

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post #2 of 5 Old Oct 20th, 2011, 8:34 am
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Re: Stop a crack???

Drilling a small hole at the end of the crack sometimes works.

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post #3 of 5 Old Oct 20th, 2011, 2:16 pm
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Re: Stop a crack???

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Drilling a small hole at the end of the crack sometimes works.
I've seen the same repair on plastic aircraft parts so it should work on a golf cart windshield. Probably less stress on the golf cart too, I'd hope.

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Re: Stop a crack???

Stop drill+1. We used to do it in aircraft skin as well. Stops the crack!

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post #5 of 5 Old Oct 20th, 2011, 5:37 pm
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Re: Stop a crack???

1/8" bit works pretty good. Back it up with a piece of wood when you drill to keep from blowing out the back side of the plastic.
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