Want Assistance Identifying Your Windshield Repair Needs?
Is it a considerable fracture or a small scratch? If your window has a chip that looks just like a bull's-eye, a B.B. chip or a flowered chip, then an epoxy resin could possibly be an easy quick fix in order to save you money, which can either be performed by a repair technician or by yourself, at your house, with a window repair kit.
When you can run your fingernail over the crack and it doesn't get snagged, and if the chip is around 1- inch, then a lower viscosity window resin works extremely well in the repair process, meaning if you're comfortable repairing your windshield yourself, an at home repair kit will be sufficient.
Should you have spider web cracks or any surface damage larger than an inch, you'll presumably need to replace your entire window to avoid the glass from splintering more. If you're uncertain of your windshield repair needs, call MINI of Anchorage at 907-331-3548 and schedule a consultation to have our certified MINI mechanics take a look.
What’s The Difference Between Epoxy Windshield Repair and Auto Glass Replacement Services?
Epoxy is a liquid bonding agent that can seal chips in your windshield. There are lots of epoxies, ranging from 20 to 2400 cps - a measurement of viscosity. Epoxy resin solutions are non-permanent fixes and will leave subtle spots on your windshield. Auto glass replacement describes the complete replacement of your windshield. Full window replacement is more expensive than epoxy fixes as a result of labor costs and the expense of an entirely new, more sturdy, piece of glass.
For the Anchorage Self-Repairer - Repair with Caution
It's strongly recommended not to begin to fix your windshield yourself unless you possess a lot of knowledge using the equipment involved with changing windows or administering epoxy. The reason for caution is you want to avoid forming any more damage to your windshield or to yourself, and you want to make sure the repair method you decide on is the proper fix.
Resins are graded dependant on viscosity. Lower viscosity - the level usually obtained in at home repair kits - means the epoxy is thinner while higher viscosity resins have a thicker, commercial-grade epoxy. Commercial-grade epoxy resins and also the tools required to administer the resins commonly are not sold in retail stores. At home windshield repair kits commonly don't offer commercial quality epoxy resins, so this means retailer epoxy resins tend to have a very limited repair success.