Windshield damages can be quite dangerous since they can reduce your visibility on the road or leave you quite vulnerable in the event of an accident. Make sure that you take the windshield to be repaired by professionals if the repairs are major but opt to do it by yourself if they are minor. Some of the things that you need to do to ensure the repairs are effective are briefly highlighted below.
Investing in a windshield repair kit is important if you have a cracked windshield. It is easy to get the kit online or at an auto shop without spending too much since they always come in handy should you have to deal with windshield repairs. Depending on what you want, you can be able to get one that costs 10 dollars which is very cost effective.
The windshield surface that you are working on should be dry and neither hot or cold. Ensure that you put your car on the garage when you are working on it or use a cover for it. The windshield needs to be completely dry so that you do not have water going into the cracks and you can do this by using a hair dryer or letting all the water evaporate before you work on it.
If your windshield is dirty, do not use window cleaners or detergents in order to clean them. Make sure that the dirty surfaces are cleaned with lighter fluids or acetone and ensure the surface is dry. Make sure that you do not use excess of it so that it drips on your car and damages the paint.
After you are sure that the surface is ideal for you to work on, you can now be able to use your kit. The kit will consist of an adhesive as well as an applicator or syringe, although the contents of the kit are likely to differ slightly they are fairly similar. The first step is taking the adhesive strip and to apply it on the clean dry glass over the chip or crack.
Attach the syringe to the applicator and use it to suck any air. Suck all the air out of the crack and make sure that it fills the vacuum of the syringe. Do this several times until the space is completely filled and until the adhesive fills in all the cracks.
Make sure that when the adhesive is dry, you shave out any bubble that rises above the glass. Eventually, the crack will ensure that the crack does not spread and that is is prevented from getting worse. Doing this will also ensure that the structural integrity of the windshield is maintained.