Things You'll Need Windshield repair kit: bridge applicator windshield repair resin curing tape suction lubricant Sunny day or ultraviolet lamp Bullseye tapper or steel probe Drill (sometimes see instructions for cracks) Razor Tips If the damage is in the center of your windshield, or if.
Note that the crack will still be visible at this point. 7 Fill chips and dents with thicker resin. Load the applicator with pit fill, or whichever type of resin your kit includes for filling dents.
This pattern of damage can create a blind spot for the driver, obscuring the line of sight from both eyes. 4 Measure the length of the crack. With modern techniques, most cracks shorter than 6 inches (15 cm) can be repaired at home.
6 Check the depth of all damage. Windshields are made from two layers of glass, with a layer of plastic in between. If the crack extends past the outer layer and into the plastic or interior layer, replace the entire windshield.
If there is any dust in the cracks and there usually is clean it with a dust blower, or a small amount of acetone or lighter fluid. 10 If the glass is wet, dry it with a hairdryer.
One is meant to fill cracks, and the other to fill chips. Load the applicator with the resin needed for your repairs, according to kit instructions. In most cases, you'll only need a few drops of resin.
This should only be necessary to get it started. 6 Seal the rest of the crack. Move the applicator over the length of the crack. Once you are sure the resin is entering the crack, you should be able to seal the crack in one.
Check the instructions for how to operate the applicator. A syringe applicator has a simple piston, but some bridge applicators may have a unique mechanism. 11 2 Tap a small hole if necessary. This is the step with the greatest risk of causing further damage.
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Some kits come with a bullseye tapper than can be used for this purpose. Wear gloves while handling broken glass. 4 Clean and dry the windshield. The windshield must be completely dry before you begin.