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 live in Edmonton, Alberta and are in need of a windshield chip repair for your vehicle, do not hesitate to contact my mobile windshield chip repair company.
If you missed yesterday’s blog post, you can catch up here.
All the best!
– Zach Rodgers
Owner @ Dynamo Windshield Repair