Windshield repair is a quick and practical repair. For small damages that hit a vehicle, such as cracks caused by stones or other debris, it can be a simple process.
But do you really know how to do this technique? It can be done for you at Comfort Auto & Body Repair.
We assume you all already know what a windshield is, and we will now talk more about the windshield repair technique.
What Is Windshield Repair?
Windshield repair is a process developed with the goal of avoiding the exchange of automotive glass, providing a 70 to 90% savings for the owner of the vehicle. The technique also maintains the safety and originality of the car and preserves the characteristics of the vehicle and automotive glass.
What Are The Types Of Windshield Repair?
You do not need to remove the glass from the car to do a windshield repair. Depending on the type of damage, it takes Comfort Auto & Body Repair about 30 to 60 minutes to complete the service.
For cracks equivalent to the width of a $1.00 coin, a deep cleaning is done on the affected area and a vacuum pump is applied at the place where the resin is added. After drying the repair, ultraviolet light is placed and the residues are removed. In this way, the windshield recovers its entire structure.
In addition to cleaning the affected area, there are also the following types of windshield repair:
- Glass Polishing
Glass polishing is indicated for surface hazards, such as those caused by cleaning blades. To do this, it is not necessary to remove the glass. This type of windshield repair is also indicated to recover glass that you no longer find for sale.
- Repair For A Star Crack
A “star” is the name given to the long lashes and difficult to recover damages. These damages are caused by the thermal shock or winding of the windshield. They are cracks that need to be repaired as soon as possible. However, despite the seriousness of the problem, this repair is inexpensive and recovers 90% of the windshield, returning its visibility.
Made with the right materials, this windshield repair is perfect and virtually invisible, returning the glass to the quality it had before the damage.
- Repair For Long Lashes
Long cracks are formed from star or windshield twists. They may increase due to thermal shock. It is important to note that this technique is recommended to repair cracks up to 20cm and the repair is variable cost, depending on the size of the damage.
- Repair For A Bull’s Eye
This is the windshield repair done for aesthetic reasons. If it is the pure ox eye, the crack does not open.
However, if the bull’s eye goes along with the star, the repair is necessary, as it will risk the crack opening. This is also a repair that recovers 90% of the visibility of the windshield.
What Are The Benefits Of A Windshield Repair?
Windshield repair is cheaper than replacing a full piece of glass. You save the money meant for buying new glass.
In addition, the time to perform the windshield repair is fast. Depending on the repair, the work will be done in just 30 minutes. Repairing the windshield also ensures the strength of the vehicle structure and its factory seal.
Another great benefit is environmental conservation since you will not have to discard a glass, which has an undetermined time to decompose.
When To Do The Windshield Repair
The service should be done as soon as the crack appears. However, it may only be performed on cracks which do not occupy the driver’s field of vision and are not 2.5 cm from the edges of the windscreen.
To make the windshield repair, the crack must be less than 20 cm in length and the circular configuration of the fracture should not exceed 4 cm in diameter. If the damage to the windshield is greater than the figures mentioned, the ideal is to change the glass of the car.
Another situation where windshield repair is not allowed is when the crack breaks the plastic that sits between the blades of glass.
Now that you know the windshield repair technique and know how and when to do it, you’ll be able to save money on automotive glass replacement. Come and have your windshield repaired at Comfort Auto & Body Repair, and you will be grateful you did.