NEed Guidance Diagnosing Your Windshield Repair Needs?
All American Chevrolet of San Angelo can help. Give us a call at 325-203-5435 and ask us any questions you might have.
Is it a Significant Crack or a Small Scratch?
If your window has a chip that looks similar to a bull's- eye, a B.B. chip or a flowered chip, then an epoxy resin might be a fairly easy fast solution to save you money, which can either be performed by a repair technician or by yourself, at your house, with a windshield chip repair kit.
If you can run your fingernail along the crack and it doesn't get caught up, and if the chip is around 1-inch, then a lower viscosity window resin can be used in the repair process, this means if you're comfortable restoring your windshield yourself, an at home repair kit will be all you need.
If you have spider web cracks or any surface area damage greater than an inch, you'll presumably need to replace your whole window to avoid the glass from splintering more. If you're uncertain of your windshield crack repair needs, call All American Chevrolet of San Angelo at 325-203-5435 and schedule an appointment to have our certified Chevrolet mechanics take a look.
What’s The Difference Between Epoxy Windshield Repair and Auto Glass Replacement Services?
Epoxy is a liquid bonding agent that seals cracks on your windshield. There are lots of epoxies, ranging from 20 to 2400 cps - a way of measuring viscosity. Epoxy resin repairs are non-permanent repairs and will leave 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 as a result of labor costs and the charge of an entirely new, more sturdy, sheet of glass.
For the San Angelo Self-Repairer - Repair With Care
It's advisable to never attempt to restore your windshield yourself if you don't have a lot of experience using the equipment associated with replacing windows or administering epoxy. The reason for caution is you want to avoid forming any more damage to your windshield or to yourself, and you want to ensure the repair method you decide on is the proper repair.
Resins are graded dependant on viscosity. Lower viscosity - the level usually found in at home repair kits - implies the epoxy is thinner while higher viscosity resins have got a thicker, commercial-grade epoxy. Commercial-grade epoxy resins additionally, the tools needed to administer the resins commonly are not sold in shops. At home windshield repair kits ordinarily don't offer commercial quality epoxy resins, which means retailer epoxy resins are inclined to have a very limited repair success.