In the event your window has a chip that looks like a bull's-eye, a B.B. chip or a flowered chip, then an epoxy resin could very well be a fairly easy quick solution to save you money, which may either be done by a repair technician or by yourself, at home, with a window repair kit.
Whenever you can run your fingernail over the crack and it doesn't get caught up, and if the chip is less than 1-inch, then a lower viscosity window resin works extremely well in the repair process, this means if you're comfortable repairing your windshield yourself, an at home repair kit will be all you need.
For those who have spider web cracks or any surface area damage bigger than an inch, you'll most likely need to replace your whole window to avoid the glass from splintering more. If you're uncertain of your windshield repair needs, call Buick GMC of Beaverton at (877) 711-4246 and schedule an appointment to have our certified Buick, GMC mechanics take a look.
What’s The Difference Between Epoxy Windshield Repair and Auto Glass Replacement Solutions?
Epoxy is a liquid bonding agent that can seal cracks in your windshield. There are lots of epoxies, ranging from 20 to 2400 cps - a way of measuring viscosity. Epoxy resin treatments are non-permanent repairs and can leave subtle imperfections on your windshield. Auto glass replacement refers to the complete replacement of your windshield. Full window replacement is more expensive than epoxy fixes as a result of labor costs and the price of an entirely new, more sturdy, sheet of glass.
For the Portland Self-Repairer - Repair Carefully
It's recommended not to attempt to mend your windshield yourself if you do not possess a lot of expertise using the tools involved in replacing windows or administering epoxy. The reason for caution is that you simply want to avoid creating any more damage to your windshield or to yourself, and you want to ensure that the repair method you choose is the suitable fix.
Resins are graded based upon viscosity. Lower viscosity - the level usually found in at home repair kits - indicates the epoxy is thinner while higher viscosity resins possess a thicker, commercial-grade epoxy. Commercial-grade epoxy resins along with the tools required to administer the resins typically are not sold in shops. At home windshield repair kits typically do not offer commercial quality epoxy resins, so this means retailer epoxy resins usually possess a limited repair success. So if you intend to go the resin-repair route, Buick GMC of Beaverton recommends bringing your car into our Portland auto body shop.