It was a super busy Sunday today. A little chilly outside but Daylight Saving Time officially begins. That means that Spring weather is just around the corner. I hope!
My day started off on the south side of Edmonton, then I gradually made my way up the west side and then the north side of the city. And then I finished my day off down in the south west of Edmonton.
There were quite a few nasty rock chips out there that I had to repair today. And there were a couple of easy ones too. 😉
One customer today got a rock chip Friday evening on his brand new Range Rover. He was worried about it spreading into a crack so he wanted to get it repaired as soon as possible. I don’t blame him!
When I arrived, the customer showed me the chip. It was a fresh bulls eye chip with no legs or radials coming out of the impact point. I started with some light flexing around the chip to make sure the resin would flow properly into the break.
Next, I grabbed my drill and cleaned out the crushed glass in the impact point. I placed my windshield repair bridge over top and dropped a few drops of resin into the break. I put the plunger into a pressure cycle and watched as the resin instantly shot into the glass. I left the machine on a pressure cycle for about 5 minutes. Then, I pulled the injector into a vacuum cycle. I could see all of the air being slowly sucked out by the repair bridge. I left the injector in a vacuum cycle for about 4 minutes, before putting it back into a pressure cycle. I flexed through the injector a few times to make sure the resin was flowing properly.
While waiting for the chip to fill, I topped up a few nicks on the windshield and filled another small rock chip. I left the machines do their work for about 20-30 minutes. After the chip was all filled, I grabbed my pit resin and plastic tab and dropped some resin onto the impact point. I turned on my UV lamp and placed it over top of the rock chip to cure the resins. I let the lamp cure everything for about 3 minutes. I did the same procedure for the other small chip as well.
Then I grabbed my razor blade and shaved off the pit resin. I cleaned up the impact point with some pit polish. Then I cleaned up my mess and the rest of the windshield.
I let the customer know that he was all good to go. He seemed pretty pleased with the end result and was happy that he caught the rock chip in time. I gave him my business card and a couple ‘fix me’ stickers before making my way to my next appointment. Only 3 more repairs to go!
If you live in Edmonton and are in need of a windshield chip repair for your vehicle, please do not hesitate to contact my mobile windshield repair company.
If you missed yesterday’s blog post, you can catch up here.
All the best!
– Zach Rodgers
Owner @ Dynamo Windshield Repair