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Tips and Tricks for a Successful Windshield Chip Repair Project

While the techniques of windshield chip repair can be thought rather easy, mastery of the subject does not happen overnight. There are many things that you need to know in order to ensure the success of the process. Most of these things can be learned only through experience. Here is what we’ve learned in our years of experience.

  • Beware of moisture. All chips must be cleaned of debris and moisture before you can safely fill them with resin. If moisture gets trapped inside the chip, it will cause further damage to the windshield.
  • Make sure that the glass is warm. If the windshield is not warm enough, the resin will not flow properly in between the cracks.
  • Be sure that the glass is not too warm because this is a delicate process. If the windshield becomes too warm, the chip can extend to the edge of the windshield in just a matter of seconds.
  • Is drilling necessary? Drilling is a windshield chip repair method that allows for proper filling of the glass with resin. However, since this method is quite risky (the glass may crack completely), you should use it only when necessary.

Chip repair is a task that requires a great deal of knowledge and experience. If you want to get the most of your repair, then you should hire a professional for the job. Alliance Glass & Mirror is located in Albuquerque NM, and we offer some of the most reliable windshield repair services in the area.

For more information, contact us at (505) 907-3453.