Windshield Repair Stop Replacement

Windshield repair is a less costly but effective alternative to windshield replacement that extends the useful life of and restores beauty to many damaged windshields. Windshield repair is a term used to describe a process that involves the injection, curing and polishing of specially formulated resins into a damaged area of the windshield. The process stops damage from spreading; restores structural integrity; and improves clarity. Only laminated glass can be repaired. While the vast majority of repairs are successful, it is possible that the windshield may crack further during the process.

Windshield Combination Break

Repair Resin Quality

Repair Integrity is determined by the strength of the resin that is injected inside of the original damage that holds the outer layer of glass together.
NYS Professional Window Repair Process
1. Inspect damage from inside and outside of glass
2. Remove moisture, dirt, loose glass, and contamination from damaged area
3. If temperature of glass is outside recommended range cool or warm the glass
4. Access damage though probing or drilling
5. Protect resin from premature curing
6. Remove the air from break, either by vacuum or displacement and fill the void with resin
7. Perform pit filling and resin curing
8.Finish repair flush with the glass
9. Inspect finished repair visually from drivers position within the vehicle. Inspect finish pit to be no larger than 3/8 inch (9 mm) and is limited to 3/16 inch (5 mm) if repair is in the Driver's Primary Viewing Area.
10. Professional Windshield Repair finished.
This process of windshield repair has been approved by the American National Standard Institute and is supported by the National Glass Association & National Windshield Repair Association.

When To Replace Not Repair

  • Damage on inside and outside layer of laminated glass
  • Damage with three or more long cracks from a single impact point
  • Damage on the inside lite layer of laminated glass
  • Damages contaminated with visible impurities that cannot be removed through cleaning
  • Damage or discoloration to the plastic interlayer
  • Damage in area of windshield where value-added features may be negatively affected by the damage and/or the repair process
  • Damage with a pit size greater than 3/8 inch (9 mm)
  • Edge crack(s) that intersect more than one edge
  • Stress Crack: Any crack that extends from an edge and lacks an impact point
  • In the Driver's Primary Viewing Area (DPVA) if:
    Diameter of damage is larger than one inch (25 mm)
    The finished pit will be greater than 3/16 inch (5 mm)
    The repair will be within 4 inches (100 mm) of another repair
    If in the technician's judgment the repair will affect the proper operation of the vehicle.
Windshield Repair Before After

Windshield Repairs From Behind The Counter

A successful repair is designed to improve the look and keep the damage from spreading.

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