Repairing your windshield when you notice a chip will save you money in the long run. You can call a windshield repair company, or do it yourself. They do sell inexpensive windshield repair kits at your local auto parts store, but if you are not comfortable with the process, call a professional.
Step 1: Windshield Repair Tools & Supplies
You will need
A Mirror to place on the inside of the windshield
A Bridge & injector
Windshield repair resin
Windshield pit filler
Plastic curing tab
A dremel tool with special glass bit for cracks
Step 2: Beginning the Repair
Next, hook your mirror up on the inside of the windshield, centered on the chip you are going to be repairing. This will allow you to keep an eye on the chip from all angles, which is very helpful with all windshield repairs.
Step 3: Make a Seal Over the Chip
Step 4: Drop Resin
Step 5: Injecting the Chip
Be sure to keep the area covered if you are in direct sunlight, as you do not want the resin to cure prematurely.
After you have let it sit, and it appears as if the chip has cleared up, you can remove the bridge.
Step 6: Fill in Missing Glass
The pit is the area where little bits of glass are missing.
This step will give the glass a smooth finish once again.
Get your pit filler, and drop a tiny bit directly on the impact point. Grab a plastic curing tab, and place over the area. LEave alone in direct sunlight for a minute or so to let it cure.
Step 7: Scrape Off Excess
You can even go an extra step and use a light polish on the area to be sure that the area is flush.
Cosmetically windshield repairs clear up anywhere from 30%-80% depending on many variables. Age, Moisture, dirt, location, and temperature all play a roll in the appearance of a repaired windshield chip.
Structurally, the glass should be back up to 100%
For more information, check out Austin Windshield RepairShop