How to Repair Windshield Crack
Your Car windshield can get small chips and cracks due to any speeding stone or debris on a highway or during off road driving. You may get worried about the crack and cost of new windshield replacement. But before you go for replacement, you should call an expert to know if your windshield crack is repairable . You can call Auto Glass Masters to know how much it cost to repair windshield crack or to inspect your windshield.
To prepare repair windshield crack, we need to clean it and clear all dirt, moisture and excess glass and then we make a bull’s eye crack, if it’s not already one. This is done to keep individual cracks and prevent it from further widening and spreading. To prevent damage, a cover or protective drape is applied to your vehicle.
Auto Glass Masters windshield chip repair
method include the revolutionary PRISM (pre-resin injection suspension method) technology and various techniques that involve injecting resins into the cracks with or without vacuum. Before loading the specified amount of resin into the injector, the bridge is positioned so that the injector is directly above the crack. Then the bridge is secured in place and proceeded with operating the injector to force resin into the crack. Alternately the pressure and vacuum controls of the injector is applied to suck out air from the crack and force resin in. After the crack has been completely filled, the bridge will be removed. The resin has the similar optical properties to windshield glass.
The resin used to repair windshield, is an anaerobic substance which means that, instead of air, it requires ultraviolet or UV light to dry and harden completely. The chipped area is sealed and the resin is cured by Ultra-Violet Light.
Resurfacing and Finishing
After the filler resin has finished curing, a sufficient amount of resurfacing resin will be applied directly to the repaired crack. This will be covered with a cellophane patch (usually supplied with the repair kit) and be cured using a UV lamp or direct sunlight. After the resurfacing resin has finished curing, the excess will be scraped off with a blade to level it out with the rest of your car windshield. Clean the area afterward with glass cleaner.
Repair Windshield Crack
Once the windshield chip and crack area is repaired, the damaged area will not disappear completely. There will usually be a small mark in the damaged area and it resembles a small dried rain drop.