Ouuwee! It was a busy one out there today. I didn’t get home until late. And, I got a rock chip on my way home after repairing rock chips all day long. Only in Edmonton. LOL!
My day started off on the southside of Edmonton. I had a few appointments in the southwest, then a couple more appointments on the north side before finishing my day off in Sherwood Park. It was a long day to say the least!
One customer today, I had seen on Sunday for a quick chip repair (so 4 days ago). This morning, he got another rock chip on his way to work. It just never ends here in Edmonton. 😉
I squeezed him in between a couple appointments this afternoon and we got the rock chip repaired right away. He was happy I was able to repair his windshield while he was still at work.
It was a perfect bulls eye chip. I flexed the glass before starting any drilling. Next, I grabbed my Dremel drill and cleaned out the crushed glass from the break.
Then I placed my windshield repair bridge over top and dropped a few drops of resin into the chip. I placed the plunger in a pressure cycle. The resin was flowing into the glass immediately. Always a good sign!
After about 5 minutes of a pressure cycle, I pulled the injector into a vacuum cycle. I could watch as all the air was now being sucked out from the glass. I let it sit in a vacuum cycle for about another 5 minutes. Then I put the plunger back into a pressure cycle and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
While waiting, I checked the previous chip that I had filled, which still looked good. I took a look at the rest of the windshield and couldn’t see anything else the customer had to worry about.
After the chip was filled with resin, I grabbed my thicker pit resin and a plastic tab and dropped some resin over top of the break. I placed the UV lamp over top and let it cure the resins for about 2 minutes. I then grabbed my razor blade and shaved off the excess resin.
I polished up the impact point and cleaned up the windshield. The chip looked pretty good. I let the customer know that he was good to go. He seemed very happy with the end result.
We exchanged goodbyes and he went back to work, as did I. My next appointment was about 20 minutes away. I played some tunes and made my way to my next rock chip repair.
If you missed yesterday’s blog post, you can catch up here.
All the best!
– Zach Rodgers
Owner @ Dynamo Windshield Repair