2 foot crack easily fixed, Permanently. Chips are even easier.
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This didnt wrk for me. When i touch my windsheild on the outside where the crack is ... it feels like the crack is on the inside of the glass.. drilled the hole for nothing. Tried filling in the hole, that didnt work either. The shit dripped down my windsheild and was a fucking mess. Bs
sixtyfiveford thanks, most dremel at Home Depot doesn’t have the 1mm drill bit. Do you think you can use a 1/8 inch glass drill bit which is around (3mm) to drill with a dremel?
Most other videos show a special drill bit of 1mm in size.
It won't. The purpose of drilling the hole through the outer layer of glass is to give the crack a dead end. The resin holds the crack together and prevents moisture from getting in and expanding the crack.
I watched this guy re-gas the 7 up cooler, I thought he was a fridge mechanic, I just watched him repair this crack, If I had watched this first, I would of thought he was a windscreen dude. Moral here?, you are very clever mate, I will like and subscribe. You also come across with a lot of common-sense,
Hot and cold shocks will make it grow. For instance, spraying cold water(car wash) on a hot windshield will increase a crack. But for the most part, just air temperature won't because the entire windshield is slowly transitioned.
This is great!
I am considering buying a truck and one of the problems it has I cant afford to fix is a crack windshield...
The one of the truck I am looking at is a bit more ugly then yours. but if it can hide it well enough to not get anyones attention on the inspection then perfect!
Then maybe one day in the future i can figure out what to do next.
Yeah cracked windshields count against inspections where I am as well. But I've never seen a mechanic go out of his way to find a crack.
So if its hidden well enough not to catch any attention I should be fine.
Now I just gotta check the couch cushions again and figure out what sacrifices I am going to make to buy this truck my eyes are on...
Then bring my mechanic buddy with me since I'm already breaking the bank and can't afford anything else I can't fix my self.
It will never be flawless, but I would say it's 95% gone in low light and 70-80% less visible in bright sunshine. My State is a pretty big stickler for things like this and it has passed every year since.
Thanks for the video, very helpful. Wish I had seen it before. I have used the kit to fix the crack in my windshield. it didn't come right. Is it possible to re do it. Can i clean it and fix it. Is there a way to clean it. Thank you! Sam
As a glass technician with a lot of experience, its laminate, even if you push the inside of the windshield and force it in the crack, the glass still comes together and touches, whether you made the crack disappear or not there is still a crack, and no amount of resin is going to stop it if it wants to run, like i said, when you release the pressure from the inside of the windshield, that forces the resin out as the crack comes back together, so there is still nothing between the crack, so you paid 20 bucks to put a thin layer along the top, which still wont stop it from running.
This is the part that makes me super nervous to try this!
I have 2016 Honda Fit EX that I use for Non Emergency Med. Trans. & got in it last night to find a 6" crack running up the center of the windshield :(
The type of ins. we carry does not cover auto glass.....WTH?
My husband would be on board to give this a try except for the drilling part. He thinks we will make it worse and should just pay someone else to fix it. I think we can do it!
Would a dremel be better?
Awesome! Thank you good sir! I honestly can't thank you enough for giving me some hope that I won't have to replace my windshield. (The crack in my windshield spread over a foot on my way back from work today...so I have been extremely salty haha) I will try it out this week and I will check back in and let you/ and fellow youtubers know if it worked for my windshield.
Just use as much as it takes, don't put too much thought into it. Too much and resin will be spilling everywhere, not enough and you can just add more. The same with pressure; if the resin isn't flowing into the crack there isn't enough pressure.
Great job, but before going through all that hassle, check your state's Free Windshield Replacement Laws. A lot of states require insurance company's to repair windshields for free or replace them for $100 (no deductibles). Here in VA I have had 3 windshields repaired for free, and one replaced for $100. Just call a auto glass repair shop in your area, they will tell you all the details.
There are quit a few online articles on it. They are paying out 1500-2500 on your account and any company is gong to get their money back one way or another. Several years ago I had my rates go up very minimally. I noted as they had always dropped a few dollars or stayed identical. As a note, I haven't had a single ticket or accident in over 15years and have had the same company for over 20years. I paid no mind to it, but they(Nationwide) randomly called a few months later to do a "how can we be of better service" call. I asked about the few dollar raise in rates and she typed away and she immediately said, "it's probably due to your accident 2 years ago". Of course no such accident ever occurred. She claimed it showed I had damages totaling around $2000 to my wifes Ford Escort. After a few minutes of research the "damages/accident" was a windshield I had the glass company replaced with zero out of pocket. She quickly tried to back pedal and claimed they don't penalize. I no longer pay for this benefit on my insurance.
I have never had my rates go up after having windshields repaired or replaced, most insurance companies don't count glass damage as a claim on your policy, but I guess it depends on your insurance company.
The only issue with this is that your insurance company dings you for these and considers them virtually the same as an accident? The auto glass companies charge 1500-2500 against your insurance to replace even with your free or 100 dollar deductible. So costing your insurance company money is going to raise your rates.
1:00 It will do chips too? What is the widest diameter chip you can do with that kit? I had one about 2 inches across and drove up to one of those mobile chip repair guys and he started yelling at me when I was probably over 50 feet away about how he couldn't do it. Just wanted to ask.
An auto windshield is 3 layers consisting of 2 sheets of glass and a thick rubbery binder between them. So generally only 1 layer is cracked and the other glass layer and rubbery binder hold the cracked layer steady enough for the resin/glue to bind the crack closed. A large picture window is very thin glass and bends very easily with the wind. So there is nothing to hold the single sheet of glass still and it will crack repeatedly.
I've had a bit of success with the plastic syringe type resin injector. It never completely removed my bulleye's but did the job I wanted them to do, which was stop the crack from growing. Next time I'll try this style. Thanks for the video!!
Yes and no. The resin from the kit will prevent spreading by keeping water out and gluing the crack together. But drilling reassures it will stop and give a dead end for the crack. If you don't have a drill, I would still do everything else in the video, as it is a ton cheaper than a new windshield.
Thanks for the video!
I think I'm going to grab this product and try it today. My local walmart has it available for pickup today. My question is this: does it matter WHERE on the windshield the crack started on? Mine started cracking yesterday, the crack originated at the very bottom left edge, right near where the glass manufacturer label is. It is now spreading up and across my field of vision.
Im just concerned that since the crack started at the very edge and not in the middle like most cracks, that drilling it might be a disaster.
Maybe I'm over thinking it?
Here's pics of what it looks like. What do you think?
Personally I would drill a hole in front of it to stop it from continuing up. But these kits have enough resin to try that crack a few times, so you could try it out without drilling and it may stabilize it enough to stop the spreading. Just don't push it open from the inside without drilling as it will spread. I have done several cracks without drilling with good results.
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