What’s the verdict on DIY windshield chip repair kits?
Every so often readers of the Providence Journal ask The Car Doctor questions pertaining to their vehicles. One such question was asked regarding DIY windshield repair kits:
“Q: What do you think about DIY windshield chip repair kits? I have a small chip in the windshield on my car and I want to sell it, but don’t want to buy a windshield.
A: I have had mixed results with these kits. Once I used one and it worked perfectly. The second time, when the resin dried, it cracked the windshield. I now leave windshield chips to glass professionals. Check with your insurance company; some provide free chip repair.”
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So there you have it. If you’re expecting good results from a DIY kit you might be disappointed. Sure there is a chance it may work, but there is a risk of doing even further damage to your windshield. Instead of a repair you could be forced to have it replaced.
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