No matter how well you drive or the steps you take to protect your car, cracks and chips in your windshield are almost guaranteed to happen at some point. Loose rocks and debris launched from someone else’s car at high speeds can quickly ruin your day. What may seem like a small chip can turn into a larger crack if it’s not repaired, forcing you to get your windshield replaced completely.
If you don’t have the time or budget to have your windshield professionally repaired, you might be thinking about using a windshield repair kit. These DIY kits may be a quick fix when you have a cracked windshield, but they are definitely temporary.
Windshield Repair Kits
There are a number of windshield repair kits available to purchase, either online or at your local auto parts store. Most kits will contain a special syringe that’s used to alternate between vacuum suction and pressure to remove air bubbles while forcing resin into the crack. The process will take about an hour to complete. With a windshield repair kit, your repair won’t be completely invisible, but it will help to reinforce the damage and prevent the crack from getting worse.
We do not encourage you to attempt to repair your own windshield, read more about how difficult this can be and why it’s better to leave it to the professionals.
Although these DIY windshield repair kits work for quick fixes, it’s better to see these kits as band aids which are temporary placeholders for getting your windshield professionally repaired or replaced when you have the time and budget. Professional auto glass repair experts will have the right tools to fill in your windshield crack or chip seamlessly.
Windshield repair kits work best for small cracks, chips, and pitting in your auto glass. They work to prevent small cracks from getting bigger, causing further damage to your windshield. If your windshield has long cracks, contact a professional auto glass repair company.