DIY: repairing a chip in the windshield

One minute you’re looking through the windshield clean, then: ping! A tremor as a coin ruins your eyesight. A chip may not seem much, but if you let it alone, could spread a crack and you could end up having to replace the entire windshield. You can take your car to a shop and have them fix crystals sliver, but with a set of tools and in less than an hour of time you can do your own repairs.

Repair Equipment

There are two types of repair kits for automotive glass splinters. The cheapest includes a syringe and a special resin. This type of equipment is made for use only once and contains enough resin to repair a single chip. Slightly more expensive equipment includes resin and a plastic bridge. You can buy refills resin for these computers and use them again and again. You can repair chips or blows of an inch (2.54 cm) in diameter with these teams. They’re not made to fix cracks, traces, or stellate chips. The repair work best when they are done as soon as possible. The resin cannot adhere to old cracks.

Clean the windshield

Thoroughly clean the windshield with glass cleaner and let it dry. If there is any dirt on the same chip, you can use a safety pin or bend a paper clip to clean. Place a towel or cloth over the hood below sliver to catch any doming.

Injected resin

Your team must contain a small adhesive disk and a plastic pedestal. Adhere to the windshield pedestal adhesive disk, centering on the chip. Remove the cap from the syringe and place it firmly on the pedestal. Pull back the plunger for a few seconds and then release. This helps to release air sliver and when you release the plunger forces the resin to join the splinter. Repeat this 10 times.

Inspect repair

Review from inside the car to see if there are any air bubbles. If so, you may have to repeat the process a few more times. The resin is cured in about half an hour. After it has cured, remove the syringe and the pedestal. You can do it with a knife. Some computers include an additional step for applying a film to cure. Follow the instructions on the box for that step.

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