Your Guide to Windshield Repair For Cracks & Chips

Did you know you can repair minor cracks and chips in your windshield using resin? Injecting resin into the broken region can restore the structural integrity of your glass if done correctly. If you're looking for a visual guide, you can watch a helpful tutorial on windshield repair at this video.

You’ll need a windshield repair kit, safety gloves, safety glasses, a cleaning cloth, a razor blade or utility knife, and tape (clear or masking tape). To protect your hands and eyes from any shards of glass, put on safety goggles and gloves.

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Here's a step-by-step guide to windshield repair using resin.

  1. Get the Windshield Ready
    Park your car in a shaded area to prevent the resin from drying up too quickly in direct sunlight. Wipe the damaged area with a cleaning cloth and a tiny quantity of glass cleaner.
  2. Stabilize the Damage
    Use clear tape on both sides of the windshield to hold any stray glass shards from a chip or crack in place. This will stop the resin from oozing out during the repair.
  3. Fill the Injector with Resin
    Inject the windshield repair resin into the injector following the kit's instructions.
  4. Repair the Damage Using Resin
    Apply light pressure to the injector while positioning it over the chip or crack to seal it.
    Inject the glue into the injury gradually. You might need to combine pressure and vacuum cycles to ensure the resin covers the entire surface.
  5. Allow Resin to Dry
    After injecting the resin, let it cure by exposing it to the sun.
  6. Remove the Injector
    Remove the injector from the windshield with care.
  7.  Remove Extra Resin
    The resin may leave a little raised bump on the windshield when dried. To trim any excess, use a razor blade or utility knife.
  8. Polish
    Polish the repaired area to blend better with the surrounding glass using a clean cloth and a small quantity of glass cleaner.
    Remember that while DIY windshield repair kits can only work well for small cracks or damage around the windshield's borders, larger cracks or damage may need expert care.