How technicians perform rock chip repairs on windshields
“The process to repair a chip is usually quick and simple, and it can be performed by most windshield repair technicians.
- First the windshield technician will inspect the windshield to make sure this type of repair is right for the situation. The assessment will involve investigating the size and type of chip, as well as the amount of debris embedded into the damaged area.
- Then he will clean the area of the chip so that, hopefully, no moisture or debris is sealed into the repaired spot. If there is significant debris in the chipped spot, the repair will result in a cloudy spot on the windshield. This can be a problem if the chip is in the driver’s line of sight.
- The chip is sealed with a special resin material which is then hardened with an ultraviolet light. The resin dries clear and blends with the windshield glass. Any excess resin will be removed so that the windshield’s smooth surface is maintained.
The entire process takes about thirty minutes from start to finish, and the customer is left with a windshield that looks and performs as good as new.”
Read more about the rock chip repair process here.
If you notice a rock chip on your windshield it is vital that you have it repaired as soon as possible. Any delay may cause the chip to form a crack and spread. At that point, a windshield repair might not be an option and a full replacement may be necessary. Of course, having your windshield replaced will cost much more than a repair job.
At Advantage Auto Glass, we offer mobile rock chip repair for windshields. If you live in the twin cities area there is no additional cost for mobile service. Call us at 612-343-8984 to inquire about scheduling!