Step-By-Step How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack

By | April 6, 2016

How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack

Getting a chip or crack on a windshield like any accident is a bad moment.
 
Fortunately as long as they are repaired quickly the chip should not turn in to a large crack which would require a entire new window.
 
That is the main crucial part of repairing a chip is to repair it quickly so a bump in the road doesn’t turn it into a expensive repair.
 
Doing it yourself is a straight forward easy task that saves on money and can be done by most anyone.
 
Windshield chip repair kits are sold that will get the window back into good shape.
How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck
 
For the steps below a windshield repair kit will be needed. In this example we are using the popular Permatex 09103 Windshield Repair Kit

 
The Kit comes with everything needed and can repair a chip up to 2.75 inches.
Easy How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck
 
Step-By-Step How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack
 
1…
Park the vehicle in a shaded area if it is hot out so the windshield is not overly hot and than clean the area. Pour alcohol on a rag to clean the spot dont spray directly on he area simply wet the cloth and wipe it clean.
Step by step How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack
 
 
2…
Use the tack to clean out any loose glass.
Step by Step Windshield Repair of a Chip or Crack
 
 
3…
Take the round pad and peel off the strip. Stick it on the windshield so the chip is in the center hole.
Step by step How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack 2016
 
Windshield Chip or Crack Repairing
 
 
4…
Once it is centered right peel off the other side.
How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car SUV or Truck
 
 
5…
Take the long tube and stick it to the pad.
How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV
 
 
6…
Next get the resin and cut the tip off.
How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV Resin
How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV Resin Cut the TOP
 
 
7…
The resin is inserted into the tube and 3/4 of the resin is squeezed in.
How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV Inject Resin
 
 
8…
The syringe is than pushed into the tube opening.
Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV Resin
 
 
9…
After the syringe is in place it is pulled up on which pulls all the air out of the space creating a vacuum. As per the directions let it sit for 10 minutes.
Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV Resin Crack
 
 
10…
As you wait, looking at the chip from the inside you will be able to see air bubbles being pulled out.
How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV with Resin Kit
 
 
11…
Once ten minutes has gone by the syringe needs to push a force down on to the damaged spot. To do this remove syringe letting in air, than reinsert it and push down. As per the directions wait 20 minutes.
How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV Resin Using the Sringe
 
 
12…
After 20 minutes the assembly can be removed. The part that stuck to the window may need a razor to help remove it.
Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV Resin Razor
 
 
13…
Take the leftover resin a put a drop on the crack.
Take the leftover resin a put a drop on the crack
 
 
14…
Take the flat yellow piece and place it on top. Let it sit for 1 hour.
Take the flat yellow on place it on top
 
 
15…
After it dries remove the yellow square and use a razor to remove any leftover substance.
After it dries remove the yellow square and use a razor to remove any leftover substance
 
16 …
After it is cleaned the crack should be gone.
After it is cleaned the crack should be gone
 
 
Summary
Fixing a chipped cracked window is a straight forward easy process.
 
The main thing to remember is to follow the direction exactly on the package.
 
Temperature can also play a role in how well the resin dries and does what its supposed to do.
 
Have you fixed a chipped windshield before let us know your experience in the comments below.
 


 

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