Chip or Crack Repair Process:
Step One in the Windshield Repair Process
The first step in repairing a windshield is cleaning the damaged area. For a successful repair job it is important that any contaminants (dirt, moisture, etc.) are removed from the damaged site. This means that it is important to get chips, dings and cracks repaired as soon as possible. Moisture can expand and contract with temperature changes, causing cracks and starbursts to grow. Dirt or other contaminants can create problems in filling the damaged areas and leave unsightly scars after the work is done.
Step Two in the Windshield Repair Process:
Second, the windshield must be repaired by filling the damaged glass (via drilling and injection) with a resin that mimics glass. The resin is injected into the drilled area after a vacuum is created. Creating the vacuum prevents lingering air pockets and reduces the stress on the glass as resin is infused. Most repairs do leave a small ‘scar’, however, major cracks or damage that interfere with the driver’s sight should be discussed with a professional. It may be necessary to replace the windshield in these cases. We cannot determine the cosmetic appearance of every repair and some may still be visible after the work is completed, but we do guarantee the chip to be structurally sound. Please review our warranties!
Final Step in the Windshield Repair Process:
Finally, the resin must be ‘cured’ or set, so that it is no longer a liquid, but a solid adhesive that binds the broken glass together. The curing process is accelerated through the use of a specialized light so that the automobile can be driven immediately after the repair is completed.