Windshield DIY. Today I’m going to show you how to fix a chip. I was driving down the highway behind a dump truck, and a rock came off and hit my truck windshield. So this was a couple of hours ago. Went and got the kit.
You want to do this right away, so it prevents anymore chipping or cracking all down the windshield. So we can see our chip right here. Its spider cracked. It’s not like a crack straight up the windscreen, So this is repairable First thing we’re going to do is clean this off
I like using a microfiber towel, and I’m going to pour alcohol right on to it. You don’t want to spray or pour it onto the crack; you want to put it on the towel and then wipe the windshield. The good thing about alcohol is it drys very fast.
You could use your glass cleaner, but make sure you don’t spray onto the windscreen. You want to put it on the towel first. So Here’s the windshield repair kit I’m going to use. Got it for $10. Here’s what comes in the kit. Let’s get started fixing this windshield so you can see the chip better.
I put some cardboard behind it and put some black tape around. Hopefully, it will focus well, and you’ll be able to see what I’m doing so after you clean, what you want to do is take a safety pin and just make sure no glass ‘s left in here from the chip. So that looks good. The next thing you want to do is get your seal and peel off one side. You want the tab to be facing up, and you want the crack in the middle, like so. Make sure there’s a good seal. Now peel off the other side.
Exposing the other sticky side now, we take our pedestal here, and we line it up, see the tab at the top right on, and press down so now the chip is completely covered and has the pedestal on top.
Now we take our resin, we get our scissors and cut the tip off here Now put three-quarters of the resin In here Now we take our syringe. We’re going to push it in all the way.
So now you use one hand, hold the syringe down, pull upwards, and it locks in. This clip up here locks it in and creates a vacuum so now you’re sucking all the air out. Now the directions say this sit for 10 minutes. As you let this sit, bang around the windshield to help the air bubbles to escape. The whole point of this vacuum step is to pull any air out of the crack.
So, when you take a look at the backside, you can see all those air bubbles being pulled out by that vacuum. 10 minutes later, there are no air bubbles in the crack; they are all on the outside, and we will do the next step. So 10 minutes have passed. Hold the base of the syringe, and pull it out to let air in, and now push back in.
Make sure its nice and air tight and you’re going to move this clip so you can push down and lock it in the down position, just like so. Now you’re putting pressure on it. These pressure forces resin into the crack, and now we let this sit for 20 minutes.
20 Minutes later, pull out the syringe. Now we use a safety razor just get it back underneath peel. Have some paper towel ready just to catch any resin.
Take your other resin you have left, put a drop right on top of the crack, make sure you’re in direct sunlight when you do this. Take your flat yellow square place it on top. Take the flat razor edge, and press out any bubbles. Now we have to let this sit in direct sunlight for 15 minutes or if it’s a cloudy day or in the shade it will take an hour. But it will only take 15 minutes this way. Ok, 15 minutes has lapsed, get a straight edge under here, pull this off, now take your straight edge and just go across. Try to go as parallel to the glass as you can; you don’t want to scrape the glass. You just want to scrape the resin off. Now we’re done I don’t know if you can see the crack anymore. There is a very very speck but you can kind of see where it is, right there just a speck.
This kit does an excellent job. Now we can pull the tape off, and we can see that is awesome. So that is how you remove a chip from your windshield. You want to do this right away. You don’t want it to become a huge crack in your windshield.