How To Repair Broken Auto Glass

It is almost inevitable that at sometime or other the windshields of cars will get cracks on them due to small pebbles kicked from the ground by passing cars, and in case of collisions.

The windshield is not made up of normal glass. It is made up of a specially designed material. When the windshield breaks it does so in small bits and pieces, instead the usual breakage caused by glass. In case of an accident these small bits and pieces of glass prevent the passengers from suffering any major injuries due to the glass. But this is for the major breaks on the windshield or car windows, in such a scenario you should either get it replaced or get an expert to look at it.

For smaller and minor cracks, you can repair them yourself. It is not as tough a task as one might imagine it to be, yet it requires a little patience and a will to get the job done. All you need to compromise on is a little time and a few things that you will use to fix the damages.

Instructions

  • 1

    Take a razor blade and carefully pick out loose glass chips.

  • 2

    Use a damp cloth to clean the area over and around the crack.

  • 3

    Let the damp spot dry out or use a clean dry cloth to remove the water from the crack.

  • 4

    Use suction cups on the centre of the chips to force them firmly to the car.

  • 5

    A tube should then be inserted into the centre of the suction cups. You have to make sure that it is secured and as tight as it possibly can be.

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    Apply the repair material on the tube.

  • 7

    Take a plunger and push it down the tube. Squirt the repair material onto the chip. As the suction will be tight, the pressure will make the repair material move to the base of the chip.

  • 8

    You will have to wait for all cracks to fill with the repair material.

  • 9

    In your repair kit you will find a film. Take the film and place it on the crack.

  • 10

    Take out the razor blade again and flatten the film by sliding the blade on it. This will not only secure the film on the crack but also fill in the empty spaces in the crack.

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    For the repair material to dry out you will have to wait for a good 15 minutes.

  • 12

    After you are sure that the repair material has dried out, gently remove the film from the crack.

  • 13

    Use the razor blade to remove any piece of excessive repair material.

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