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Professional Windshield Repair vs. Do-it-yourself

Not that windshield repair requires the same intellect as a Rocket Scientist or the steady hand of a Brain Surgeon, but a professional windshield repairer will do a better job of repairing your damaged glass than either of the aforementioned.

There are three major factors that are missing with a do-it-yourself windshield repair kit that will result in wasted time, wasted money, and a poor repair or replaced windshield. They are:

  1. Proper curing. The sun offers an ultra violet strength of less than 10% of a professional UV curing lamp. The slow and weak cure of the sun is not effective as the glass will go through so many temperature changes, expansion and contraction, and vibration during that cure period.

  2. Proper access to the damage for the bonding resin. Many damages, especially "stars" with multiple legs, will require access through drilling or probing into the impact point. Without proper access each leg may not properly fill all the way to the end. If any part of the damage is left unrepaired, the entire damage is deemed unrepaired.

  3. Training. Professional Windshield Repairers are well trained, many for up to two weeks. They understand the flexibility of the glass and how to properly fill the damage and evacuate the air without breaking the glass, while minimizing or eliminating unsightly blemishes.

Two other factors that play an important part in a quality repair are equipment and resin. Since most do-it-yourself repair kits cost under $15, their manufacturing cost is limited to about $3 or $4. For that, you get an imported toy, not a quality repair tool. Professional repair resin is designed to match the optical refractive index of the glass and expand and contract at the same rate as the glass. A professional repairer will generally have a variety of resins to call on, depending on the type of damage and/or the ambient temperature and humidity.

SuperGlass Windshield Repair technicians don't get paid unless they save your windshield to your 100% satisfaction. They will employ every tool and technique to ensure a proper and safe repair for your vehicle.

Protect your investment and keep your Original Equipment windshield and your original Factory Seal by repairing, rather than ruining, your windshield.

Call SuperGlass toll free at 866-557-7497 or click here to find the closest repair specialist to you.