Windshield Repair 201 - Making the Repair

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Windshield Repair 201 - 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:

  1. If the Repair is Incomplete, Repeat 8 & 9
    If there is any damage still visible, repeat steps 8 and 9 until satisfactory results are achieved. Check the resin level in the resin applicator to make sure there is enough repair resin remaining in the resin applicator to use for one more time. If necessary, add a few more drops of repair resin.

  2. Removing Resin Delivery Device
    Remove the apparatus by lifting up on the small tabs or edges of the suction cups. Have a towel handy to catch excess resin when lifting device from the windshield, and wipe away excess repair resin from the applicator so it does not drip down the windshield. Also take care not to allow any resin to come in contact with the vehicle's finish.

  3. Apply Curing Strip
    Remove resin tube cap with tube tip slanted upward.

    While holding the resin tube in one hand and curing strip in the other hand, lightly squeeze a drop of the remaining resin onto the hole of the damaged area. Then quickly place curing strip over damaged area laying it against the glass from bottom to top. This will hold the resin in place and flatten it to the contour of the glass.

    Use the safety razor as a squeegee running it lightly over the curing strip to push any air bubbles out from under curing strip.

  4. Curing the Resin
    Move the vehicle to an open sunlight area in direct sunlight and let sit in sun for 15 minutes, or a minimum of 1 hour on cloudy days. Resin will cure from the natural UV light from the sun. Optionally you can use an ultraviolet light to activate the UV agent in the resin and begin the curing process.

    Allow the repair resin to cure completely before removing the curing strips. If the repair resin is still liquid under the strips, leave the strips in place until the repair resin cures. It could take an hour or more on cloudy days or with a week UV light.

  5. Finishing Touches
    Once the resin has cured, remove curing strip by carefully peeling it away from windshield.

    Then gently scrape the resin from the surface of the glass using the safety razor with the blade at a 90 degree angle to the glass.

    Finish up by cleaning windshield again with an alcohol towelette or paper towel and an automotive glass cleaner.

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