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

By | April 2, 2020

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 an 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 an expensive repair.

Doing it yourself is a straight forward DIY 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.

Windshield Repair Kit on Amazon
Permatex 09103 Windshield Repair Kit

A good Kit will come with everything needed and can usually repair a chip up to roughly 2 inches.
Easy How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck
Be sure to follow the directions that come with any Kit.
 




 
How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack

  1. Park the vehicle in a shaded area so the windshield is not overly hot and clean the area. Pour alcohol on a rag to clean the spot dont spray directly on the area simply wet the cloth and wipe it clean.
  2. Step by step How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack

  3. Use a tack to clean out any loose glass.
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  5. Take the round pad and peel off the strip. Stick the pad on the windshield so the chip is in located at the center of the hole.
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    Windshield Chip or Crack Repairing

  7. Once it is centered peel off the sticky.
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  9. Take the long tube and stick it to the pad.
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  11. Next get the resin and cut the tip off.
  12. 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

  13. The resin is inserted into the tube and 3/4 of the resin is squeezed in.
  14. How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV Inject Resin

  15. Push the syringe into the opening.
  16. Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV Resin

  17. 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.
  18. Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV Resin Crack

  19. As you wait, looking at the chip from the inside you will be able to see air bubbles being pulled out.
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  21. 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.
  22. How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV Resin Using the Sringe

  23. After 20 minutes the assembly can be removed. The part that stuck to the window may need a razor blade to help remove it.
  24. Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack on any Car or Truck SUV Resin Razor

  25. Take the leftover resin and put a drop on the crack.
  26. Take the leftover resin a put a drop on the crack

  27. Take the flat yellow piece and place it on top. Let it sit for 1 hour.
  28. Take the flat yellow on place it on top

  29. After it dries remove the yellow square and use a razor to remove any leftover substance.
  30. After it dries remove the yellow square and use a razor to remove any leftover substance

  31. After it is cleaned the crack should be gone.
  32. After it is cleaned the crack should be gone

Summary
Fixing a chipped cracked window is a straight forward 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.


 




 

One thought on “Step-By-Step How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack

  1. Penelope Smith

    I didn’t realize that you can fix a windshield like this. I didn’t realize that having a syringe will make the process go faster. Personally, I would want to hire a professional to fix issues with my windshield.

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