In case 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 be a fairly easy quick fix to save you money, which may either be done by a repair technician or by yourself, at home, with a window repair kit.
If you're able to run your fingernail over the crack and it doesn't get caught, and when the chip is around 1-inch, then a lower viscosity window resin works extremely well in the repair process, meaning if you're comfortable repairing your windshield yourself, an at home repair kit will be adequate.
If you have spider web cracks or any surface area damage greater than an inch, you'll possibly need to replace your entire window to prevent the glass from splintering more. If you're uncertain of your windshield repair needs, call Chevrolet Buick GMC of Helena at (866) 894-9116 and schedule an appointment to have our certified Chevrolet, Buick, GMC mechanics take a look.
What Exactly is The Difference Between Epoxy Windshield Repair and Auto Glass Replacement Solutions?
Epoxy is a liquid bonding agent that can seal cracks on your windshield. There are a selection of epoxies, ranging from 20 to 2400 cps - a way of measuring viscosity. Epoxy resin treatments are temporary solutions and can leave behind subtle spots on your windshield. Auto glass replacement refers to the complete replacement of your windshield. Full window replacement is more expensive than epoxy fixes due to labor costs and the expense of an entirely new, more sturdy, sheet of glass.
It's a good idea to never begin to mend your windshield yourself if you do not have a lot of expertise using the various tools involved in replacing windows or administering epoxy. The reason for caution is that you simply want to avoid creating any more harm to your windshield or to yourself, and you want to ensure that the repair method you choose is the appropriate fix.
Resins are graded dependant on viscosity. Lower viscosity - the kind usually seen in at home repair kits - indicates the epoxy is thinner while higher viscosity resins have a thicker, commercial-grade epoxy. Commercial-grade epoxy resins plus the tools required to administer the resins ordinarily are not sold in retailers. At home windshield repair kits normally really don't offer industrial quality epoxy resins, so this means retailer epoxy resins have a tendency to have a limited repair success.