March 1, 2022
Happy Tuesday! Today was a great day for repairing rock chips in Edmonton, Alberta. A little slower than the past few days but that’s okay.
My day started off on the south side of the city. Next, I was downtown. Then back on the south end and I finished my day on the west side of Edmonton.
My first customer today had called me a couple weeks ago, asking about the windshield chip repair service. He didn’t have a chip at the time but said he would call when he did.
Well wouldn’t you know it, he got a rock chip last night! That’s Edmonton’s roads for ya. 😉
Thankfully, the customer parked the vehicle in his garage right after it happened. It was a small star break chip but it’s on an expensive heated windshield so it needed to be done A.S.A.P.
I grabbed my tool box and got to work. I started with some light flexing of all the legs on the rock chip. There was lots of play with all the radials. I could tell that the chip was fresh and free of moisture.
I grabbed my drill and cleaned up the crushed glass inside the impact point. Next, I placed my bridge and injector over top of the windshield chip. I added a few drops of resin and dropped the injector into a pressure cycle.
While lightly pressing on the injector to add a little bit of pressure, I could watch the resin slowly filling into all the legs. Looks like every radial is connected so that’s a great sign.
After about 3 minutes, I pulled the injector up into the vacuum cycle. I watched as the air was slowly being pulled out. About 2-4 minutes later, I dropped the injector back into a pressure cycle and let the Delta Kits injector do it’s work.
The customer was busy working from home so I inspected the rest of the windshield, listened to some tunes and then caught up on some emails while waiting on the chip repair.
I periodically checked the chip to make sure everything was filling in. I flexed inside the injector a few times as well. Everything was filling in great. I alternated another vacuum cycle for a couple minutes before putting the injector back into it’s final pressure cycle.
After about 25 minutes, I grabbed my UV light and prepared the rock chip for the curing process. I dropped some pit resin over top of the impact point and placed the plastic curing tab over top. Next, I grabbed my UV light and let it cure the resin for about 3 minutes.
I grabbed my razor blade and shaved off the excess resin over top of the chip. I put some pit polish on my wine cork and cleaned up the impact point as much as I could. Then I cleaned up the windshield with my glass cleaner. All good to go!
The customer came out to take a look and was impressed with the final result. I thanked the customer for parking the vehicle right away. The less moisture and dirt inside the rock chip, the better!
I gave the customer a business card and a few stickers and then made my way back to my car. My next appointment was downtown so I had a little bit of a drive but it’s a perfect time to play some music and relax. Chat soon!
If you missed yesterday’s blog post, you can catch up here.
All the best!
– Zach Rodgers
Owner @ Dynamo Windshield Repair