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by Glass Patch
October 4th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: BEST TENT FOR WSR
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: BEST TENT FOR WSR

Back when I did it in the 80's. We had stick on plastic sun shields and I still have one.

The tents are cool and I have been looking on ebay for some. But one thing I would suggest. Which ever tent you get? Add at least 2 side panels to it, to use as needed.
by Glass Patch
September 3rd, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Filled chip in windshield - outer edges not filled
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

Re: Filled chip in windshield - outer edges not filled

Thanks for the info! You're saying go through insurance for the fix? I always looked at a bad or failed repair as a non repair and the next step would be replacement. A fix would be a messy repair and I wouldn't have the heart to charge anybody. Even the insurance people need to know who they can t...
by Glass Patch
September 1st, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Filled chip in windshield - outer edges not filled
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

Re: Filled chip in windshield - outer edges not filled

danjrowe27

Yes you can drill more and fix it. But there will be more surface blemishing and you may want to no charge to save face. Sometimes it is best to eat a mistake than make a bigger one. But you still can save the windshield.
by Glass Patch
August 30th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: pit cloudy
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Re: pit cloudy

I can't tell for sure what you did, but it looks like a dirty pit. When drilling you want to remove the dust caused by the drilling. In the way back machine of repair, LOL I was taught to drill with the resin and dirty pits where common. I stopped that method when I knew better. You just wear out th...
by Glass Patch
August 30th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: resin leaking under seal
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: resin leaking under seal

Using the single adjuster screw bridge instead of one with two adjuster screws has some limitations on curvature placements. With the single you may have to change the angle of the bridge so can fit flat to the glass and damage when a two screw adjuster allows you to adjust the bridge itself. Off an...
by Glass Patch
August 30th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Curing under pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 2385

Re: Curing under pressure

screenman When I was a glass saver there was still epoxy being used for windshield repair but we didn't use it. In my collection I have an unopened Novus packet with the epoxy (so things change). Back in those days most of us who did the repair modified our kits for better results. I know of those w...
by Glass Patch
August 29th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Curing under pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 2385

Re: Curing under pressure

Ghost Rider Speaking from over 30 years ago. When curing under pressure a Novus friend of mine had a small problem for he cured from underneath and he would seize up his injectors. When I got my UV light I tried from underneath and when I pulled my injector off. The resin had a molded section of my ...
by Glass Patch
August 28th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: I cracked my first one today.
Replies: 26
Views: 7581

Re: I cracked my first one today.

I can only remember one windshield that broke out on me. I should of just said unrepeatable for any touch would send out a crack. But as a young repairer in the 80's I was convinced I could repair any damage. LOL It cost me a windshield for as a Glass Saver we had a replacement policy if we failed. ...
by Glass Patch
August 28th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Drystar
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: Drystar

We may be overlooking the possibility of dirt that can block of sections of a damage. I remember a repair a long time ago where someone tried to squeeze in super glue and to correct his goof up I had to make 2 extra drill holes to fix the damage. I guess 3 spots look a whole lot better than a broke ...
by Glass Patch
August 28th, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Drystar
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: Drystar

Greetings Back in the 80's we use to use a dry out chemical and I still have some from an old Glasweld system I have. I believe it is some form of alcohol. I often thought of some form of dry out bag that draws out the moister to place on the damage as well. I am still looking at other possibilities...