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by Mr Bill
August 2nd, 2016, 3:31 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: New to the game - Kit arriving tomorrow
Replies: 2
Views: 1509

Re: New to the game - Kit arriving tomorrow

Tell the people you work with that you do WSR.
Do a repair in the workplace parking lot, even a free one to get the ball rolling.
by Mr Bill
August 2nd, 2016, 3:01 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: My first repair
Replies: 11
Views: 4532

Re: My first repair

Do a little searching on Ebay and order one from a source in the USA for about $6. That way you receive it in a few days.
I usually take 5 or 6 photos ( you have to get quite close and hold the camera level.) and keep the best one.
by Mr Bill
August 1st, 2016, 5:28 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: My first repair
Replies: 11
Views: 4532

Re: My first repair

For those members who would like to buy a closeup lens:
The following link shows the type of lens kit I used.
I paid about $10


http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/2221237498 ... noapp=true

The lens kit has several different lenses and I just used the macro lens and discarded the rest.
by Mr Bill
August 1st, 2016, 5:22 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: My first repair
Replies: 11
Views: 4532

Re: My first repair

How about this one ?
by Mr Bill
July 29th, 2016, 2:28 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: My first repair
Replies: 11
Views: 4532

Re: My first repair

If the resin didn't look like it was flowing, I would have drilled it and popped a bullseye to create a pathway for the resin. I have a little macro lens which clips onto my smartphone and allows me to take a closeup photo of the chip before I begin the repair. You can always refer to the "before" p...
by Mr Bill
May 6th, 2016, 7:07 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Employee theft and TIPS!
Replies: 15
Views: 5560

Re: Employee theft and TIPS!

People do tip me.
I don't do insurance work.
I would never ask for a tip or mention tips.
If you do a job and need more money for the repair, then just raise your prices.
by Mr Bill
January 26th, 2016, 7:35 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Which kit to start with?
Replies: 30
Views: 7170

Re: Which kit to start with?

I notice that one kit has a slide hammer and the other has a spring hammer. I prefer the slide hammer because I feel that it does not strike the glass as hard as the spring hammer. I have a spring hammer too, but I just use it as a probe. If you drill to the proper depth, the glass at the bottom of ...
by Mr Bill
January 19th, 2016, 10:04 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: making a warranty
Replies: 5
Views: 2842

Re: making a warranty

The windshield is already damaged. The purpose of repair is to stop the damage from spreading so you don't need a new windshield, and an added bonus is that cosmetically it will also look 80 to 90 % better after the repair is completed. You don't go out and buy a new tire every time you get a flat d...
by Mr Bill
January 17th, 2016, 2:47 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: YELP
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: YELP

I have 31 five star reviews on yelp. Customers mostly tell me they found me on Yelp and then called me because I have such stellar reviews. Its great word of mouth advertising. Some people find me on on Google too." Yelp calls me once in a while and tries to up sell me, but I tell them I am happy wi...
by Mr Bill
October 23rd, 2015, 2:36 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Inside chip?
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

Re: Inside chip?

Maybe it was a chip which some other WSR guy had previously repaired and you were just looking at the scar left after the repair.