windshield repair update
I thought that I would update anyone reading the post on my windshield situation. I accidentally left my car outside the garage (I know, I know) and it snowed overnight. The chip that was the size of a pin head, was three times as big the next morning.
I called my bodyshop for a recommendation on who they would have fix the windshield - I trust this body shop completely. They were responsible for keeping my last car looking brand new for several years.
The shop that they recommended did not want to fix it outside the shop. Due to better control of the weather inside their shop. I dropped the car off.
In short, they repaired the dink in the windshield. I can't even find it back! I could find the ones back on my last car. But I believe the owner's wanted to do a great job. I'm totally happy!
I did learn some interesting information that makes sense, but I never really thought about it before. If you have a small chip in the windshield (The size of a pin head), It may not be a big deal if you don't see any black in the small chip. If you see black in any part of the chip, your actually seeing the reflection of the edge of the glass next to the laminate between the layers of glass that make up the safety glass windshield.
Once you see the black reflection in the chip, you need to have it fixed immediately as moisture can now penetrate down to the laminating plastic. It may freeze, and expand spreading the crack.
I love my C230, and I plan to have every little item addressed as soon as it is incurred.
Have a good one!