February 25, 2022
Woohoo! It’s Friday. And it was warmer today in Edmonton. Hopefully Spring is around the corner.
Today was a busy Friday of repairing rock chips. When the snow starts to melt, all the rocks from the gravel trucks tend to fly up and hit windshields (great news for my business).
I started off in the south end of the city and ended up quickly on the west side of Edmonton. Then I had a few more appointments back down in the south end. One more in St. Albert. And then my last one for the day was in Millwoods.
One customer today told me that he had recently purchased a new vehicle. Two days later. Bam! Rock chip. It never ends!
It was a pretty decent rock chip too. The chip was smaller than a nickel. The impact point wasn’t terribly big. There were a few legs that were definitely just waiting to spread out though.
I grabbed my tool box and got to work. I start with my regular flexing of the chip. Upon on the first few flexes, I could see that one leg had not been connected to the impact point. I flexed a bit more until I could see more movement in that radial.
Next, I grab my drill and opened up the impact point. I placed my bridge over top and dropped a few drops of resin inside the injector. First, a pressure cycle for 15-30 seconds. Then a vacuum cycle for 1-2 minutes. Then back to a pressure cycle. The rock chip started filling in right away. Always a great sign!
I go through my typical vacuum and pressure cycles through out the repair process. Everything is filling in great. I flex through the injector with my metal pin. While adding a little bit of pressure, I can see all the legs slowly filling in with resin. Excellent news!
The customer had booked this appointment online yesterday for while he was at work this afternoon. Not a big deal! As much as I love to chat with customers, it’s also nice to relax while I’m working. I played some music on my phone while enjoying the sunshine.
Overall, the repair took less than a half hour. The rock took a good chunk out of the glass but the rest of the windshield chip filled in great.
I sent a message to the customer letting him know that I was all done. I reminded the customer about the scar leftover but how well the chip has filled in. I left a business card and a few stickers inside his vehicle.
Next, I packed up all my stuff. I get in my car. Turn on the appointments app and start making my way to my next call. Still got 5 more appointments to go. Wow. Happy Friday!
If you missed yesterday’s blog post, you can catch up here.
All the best!
– Zach Rodgers
Owner @ Dynamo Windshield Repair