Windshield Repair 101 - Making the Repair

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Windshield Repair 101
  1) Course Introduction - Pg 1
  2) Course Introduction - Pg 2
  3) Parts List - Pg 1
  4) Parts List - Pg 2
  5) Parts List - Pg 3
  6) Directions for Use
  7) Making the Repair - Pg 1
  8) Making the Repair - Pg 2
  9) Making the Repair - Pg 3


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Windshield Repair 101 - Making the Repair
Learn how to repair windshields with our free course on Windshield Repair. Know which Windshield Repair Kits are available and which kits fit your repair needs.

Be informed by seeing a comparison of the kits and processes before you begin, and be able to determine whether a windshield can be repaired or needs to be replaced.

These kits are used to repair bullseye, spider web, star, chip, and combination windshield damage. Some kits can repair cracks. See kit comparison chart for specifics.

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Making the Repair:

Windshield Repair Instructions:

  1. Note: the optimal windshield temperature for most repair resins is between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, 10°C to 32°C. Temperatures outside this range on the low side will cause the resins to be too thick and cure or flow too slowly where temperatures above this range may cause the resin to cure too quickly.

    Caution: it is important that the resin not come in contact with painted surfaces or any finished surface on the car as it could cause damage to the surface.

  2. Preparation for Repair
    Move the vehicle into a shaded area. Repairs must always be preformed in shaded areas and on windshields that have been shaded long enough that they are not warm or hot to the touch. There must not be any UV or sunlight directly on the windshield during the repair process.

    Place cloths near the bottom of the windshield below the damage on the inside and on the outside of the windshield. This is to protect the car's finishes in the event that resin runs down the windshield on either side of the glass. It is best to have a drop cloth covering the painted surfaces such as the hood in around the repair area to a distance that if a part were dropped or resin dripped from a part it would land on the cloth and not on the vehicle.

  3. Remove Loose Glass
    Clean or remove any loose pieces of glass from the damaged area with the pushpin. Do not touch the glass with your fingers as this might leave oil on the glass.

  4. Clean Damage Area
    Clean windshield around the damaged area with a dry cloth or alcohol towelette if provided in kit. Do not use any alcohol products that may have perfume or oils added. Make sure the area is dry and clean before moving on to the next step. If an air supply or canned air is available, blow the damaged area to ensure no dust or debris remain in the area to be repaired. (DO NOT Blow directly into damage at close range as this could damage your windshield.)

  5. Apply Adhesive Disc to Windshield
    Peel the backing off of one side of the adhesive disc. Making sure to rotate to the disk so that the tab is pointing upward, line up the hole in the disc with the center of the damage and carefully apply the disk to the glass. Note; flexing the disk very slightly so that it curves the middle towards the windshield will allow you to bring the out curved part into contact with the glass and then curl the rest down going outwards. Once in place, press firmly all around the adhesive disc to ensure that the whole disc is in contact with the windshield.

    Look at the disc from the inside of the vehicle checking to make sure there are no air bubbles and that the disk has adhered to the glass all of the way around.

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