Many car owners avoid auto glass repair, because it seems unnecessary to bring your car in for only a small crack or nick in the windshield. However, the sooner you have your windshield repaired, the better. Small cracks can grow larger and can potentially ruin your entire windshield. Here is a brief overview on how windshield repair is performed:
The first thing an auto glass repair service will do is completely clean your windshield, as the best work can only be done on spotless glass. Any debris or dirt can ruin the entire repair job.
2. Creating a Bull’s Eye
When there is a crack in the windshield, it will grow longer under pressure if it is not stopped by what’s known as a bull’s eye crack. Auto glass repairmen take a drill and gently break a bull’s eye crack in the windshield to prevent it from splitting any further. This is why it’s so important to go to the professionals—they have the right tools and know the precise amount of pressure to put on any window.
3. Applying Resin
Every mobile windshield repair center has its own way of injecting resin into the crack or window bruise. Professionals own special tools to put pressure on the window in order for the resin to completely fill the crack.
After the resin sets, it must be dried properly for the windshield crack to be completely repaired. Sometimes the sun is used as a natural source to dry the resin, but many auto glass shops use highly-concentrated light to fully set the repair.
Here at Glass on the Move, we offer expert auto glass repair, including windshield repair and car window replacement. Call us today at (510) 338-4791 for more information.