Happy Friday! It was a busy day full of repairing rock chips in the great city of Edmonton.
My day started off on the west side of the city. Then I made my way to the south for a few appointments. A couple appointments downtown and then I finished my day off back down in the south of Edmonton.
My second customer today found my company from a friend. He was going to drive to an auto glass shop for a couple of chip repairs until a friend of his told him about Dynamo! Word of mouth is the best form of advertising. He booked his appointment online yesterday and I got his chips repaired today while he worked from home.
There were two small rock chips on his windshield. One was a small bulls eye and the other was a combination chip. They both happened this past weekend while driving to and from the mountains. Typical Alberta!
I started with my regular flexing of the chips before drilling into the impact points to clean out the crushed glass. Next, I placed the bridges over top of the chips. I dropped a few drops of resin into the injectors and left them both on pressure cycles for about 5 minutes.
I then pulled the plungers into a vacuum cycle for about 4 minutes. The air was being sucked out of the glass almost immediately. I put the plungers back into a pressure cycle and let the machine do the rest of the work. I flexed through the injectors a few times to ensure the resin was filling in correctly.
After about 20 minutes, the rock chips were all filled. I grabbed some pit resin and plastic tabs. I placed the UV lamps over top of the break and let the resins cure for about 2-4 minutes. After they were done curing, I scraped off the excess resin with my razor blade. Next, I polished up the pits and cleaned up the windshield.
I let the customer know that he was all good to go. There were still small scars leftover but the rock chips looked a lot better and now they wont spread out. I gave the customer my business card and a couple ‘fix me’ stickers, before making my way to my next appointment.
I also had a few returning customers todays which is always nice. I get to see how the older chips are still holding up. Plus, they’ve used me before so they understand how everything works. One customer got her rock chip repaired while she was busy working at her school. Another customer got his rock chip repaired while he went grocery shopping for his family. And another returning customer got her rock chip repaired while working from home. Mobile windshield repair is such a convenient service! 😉
Anyways, until next time.
If you missed yesterday’s blog post, you can catch up here.
All the best!
– Zach Rodgers
Owner @ Dynamo Windshield Repair