Windshield Repair FAQ :
What do I do When I First Notice My Windshield Is Damaged?
Get the Damage repaired as soon as possible.
Place clear tape over the damaged area to keep it clean and dry. Only use tape if it does not obscure the driver’s view.
Avoid the use of anything that contains RainX or other silicone or oily products that could inhibit the repair resins from bonding- this includes most car washes, windshield wiper fluids etc
Avoid extreme temperatures and temperature differentials:
Do not park in direct sunlight, and keep windows rolled down
Do not put cold water or air on a hot windshield
Do not put hot water or air on a cold windshield
Heat or cool the vehicle gradually, from the floorboards
Can My Windshield Damage be Repaired?
Many chips and cracks can be fixed! Technology advancements in crack repair has enabled shops with the right tools to safely repair longer cracks. According to the current national standard called ROLAGS (Repair Of Laminated Auto Glass Standard), cracks up to 14 inches can be repaired.
Windshield repair is not just about how it looks. When repaired, the windshield is injected with an acrylic resin that bonds the glass back together to restore structural integrity. Fixing damage before it spreads is always the best idea.
What Cannot be Repaired?
Windshields are made of 2 pieces of glass with a laminate material (usually PVB) in the middle. If you have any of the following, you will most likely need a replacement:
Damage that goes through both pieces of glass
Cracks that touch the frame at both ends
Cracks over 14 inches in length
Damage that obscures the view of the driver