A chipped windshield, also known as a windshield, is a nuisance and a safety hazard. A chipped windshield compromises the integrity of the glass, making it more likely to break into impact. It also lowers the attractiveness and value of the car. Repairing a chipped windshield will depend on the size and severity of the damage, but in many cases it can be done at home with little prior knowledge.
- Examine the chip. 1 Examine the chip. You can attach the chip to itself if it is smaller than the diameter of a room and with no visible cracks.
- Take the razor blade and pick out any loose pieces of glass inside the chip. 2 Take a razor blade and pick loose pieces of glass inside the chip.
- Clean around the chip with glass cleaner. 3 Clean around the chip with a glass cleaner. Avoid getting most of the glass cleaner inside the chip. If you enter, everything is fine. Wait until the area is completely dry after cleaning.
- Place the suction cup and epoxy applicator over the chip in the windscreen as directed by the instructions. 4 Place the suction cup and epoxy applicator on the chip on the windshield as instructed.
- Push in the plunger or press down on the applicator, depending on the type of kit you purchased. 5 Push the plunger or push down on the applicator, depending on the type of kit you have purchased. Follow the directions closely. If you are using a plunger, it will twist almost all the way down. Then unscrew briefly to let the air bubbles, before screwing again. Leave the epoxy for a minute or two before removing the suction cup and applicator.
- Place a piece of the clear film finishing atop the epoxy. 6 Place a piece of clear finish film provided above the epoxy. Do it quickly, before the epoxy has a chance to dry. Press the film down with the razor blade to even out the epoxy. Let the film sit on the chip stuck with resin for at least ten minutes.
- Pull of the finishing film and clean off the excess epoxy with the razor blade. 7 Pull the finish film and wipe off excess epoxy with the razor blade.