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by Jtmac
August 28th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Curing under pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Curing under pressure

If pressure on the glass closes cracks, then why do you flex a leg on a star break? It's to open it on the bottom and let the resin flow in more easily. A break in a windshield is not similar to a crack in wood as there is generally more damage or larger damage closer to the PVB or opposite the impa...
by Jtmac
August 28th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Drystar
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Drystar

I should have clarified in my original post. I used the tool for several times (3 or 4) for about 30 seconds or so, Letting the glass cool each time. More like a few minutes instead of several. Probably still overkill I realize, but we had a monsoon the night before.
by Jtmac
August 28th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Drystar
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Drystar

Thanks Brent. There was no chance of cracking the glass. I didn't have the tool on the break for more than 30 seconds at a time and I never leave it in one place. I always make sure I can touch the glass after heating it so I don't get it too hot....I did however use it quite few times as I was puzz...
by Jtmac
August 28th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Drystar
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Drystar

I worked on it for an hour. It was flexed from both sides of the windshield as well as using heat. I'm convinced it was moisture. I'm not convinced, however, that the drystar tools are 100% effective in removing moisture. Generally, you can tell by looking if there is still moisture present and this...
by Jtmac
August 27th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: I cracked my first one today.
Replies: 26
Views: 5986

Re: I cracked my first one today.

Did you use a drying tool to dry the break? As mentioned above, Could have been moisture in the break that caused the crack when pressure was applied to it.
by Jtmac
August 27th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Curing under pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Curing under pressure

I think the argument for curing under pressure claims that the resin shrinks when cured and it will eventually pull away from the break and the PVB if cured without pressure. Some air can also be reintroduced into the break when removing the injector before curing. These are not my words and may not...
by Jtmac
August 27th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Drystar
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Drystar

How much faith do you guys have in using your Drystar? Do any of you put off repairs after a heavy rainstorm? I just did a repair today after a heavy storm last night, probably 3 inches of rain. The vehicle was in the sun most of the day and I used my drystar for several minutes attempting to dry it...
by Jtmac
March 8th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Winter Repairs Tent at mall
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Winter Repairs Tent at mall

My business fall flat in the winter. People don't want to get out. Just as big or bigger concern in the summer with the heat on the glass and inside the car.
by Jtmac
March 8th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Pit Polish
Replies: 26
Views: 21106

Re: Pit Polish

Get a large bottle of Meguires or other liquid car wax. IMO it works better than any pit polish I've bought.
by Jtmac
November 19th, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: 250 or 300?
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: 250 or 300?

Thank you! Kinda what I was thinking.