Windshield Repair FAQ

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Is it a Considerable Crack or a Small Scratch?

In case your window has a chip that looks similar to a bull's-eye, a B.B. chip or a flowered chip, then an epoxy resin could be an easy fast solution to save you money, which can either be completed by a repair technician or by yourself, from home, with a window repair kit.

When you can run your fingernail along the crack and it doesn't get caught up, and if the chip is less than 1-inch, then a lower viscosity window resin works extremely well in the repair process, meaning if you're comfortable restoring your windshield yourself, an at home repair kit will be all you need.

For those who have spider web cracks or any surface damage greater than an inch, you'll presumably need to replace your whole window to prevent the glass from splintering more. If you're uncertain of your windshield repair needs, call Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Bellingham and schedule a consultation to have our certified GM mechanics take a look.

What Exactly is The Difference Between Epoxy Windshield Repair and Auto Glass Replacement Services?

Epoxy is a liquid bonding agent that can seal cracks in your windshield. There are a variety of epoxies, ranging from 20 to 2400 cps - a measurement of viscosity. Epoxy resin treatments are non-permanent solutions and will leave subtle blemishes on your windshield. Auto glass replacement describes the complete replacement of your windshield. Full window replacement is more expensive than epoxy fixes as a direct consequence of labor costs and the charge of an entirely new, more sturdy, sheet of glass.

For the Bellingham Self-Repairer - Repair Carefully

It's a good idea to never begin to mend your windshield yourself if you do not possess a lot of experience working with the tools involved in changing windows or applying epoxy. The reason for caution is that you simply want to avoid making any more harm to your windshield or to yourself, and you want to ensure that the repair method you decide on is the suitable fix.

Resins are graded based on viscosity. Lower viscosity - the level usually present in at home repair kits - indicates the epoxy is thinner while higher viscosity resins possess a thicker, commercial-grade epoxy. Commercial-grade epoxy resins along with the tools required to administer the resins ordinarily are not sold in retail stores. At home windshield repair kits typically don't offer industrial quality epoxy resins, which means that retailer epoxy resins often have a very limited repair success.