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by Dave M
April 27th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Covid-19 Shut down
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Re: Covid-19 Shut down

I'm thinking of starting up next week but depends on what our governor says. I am mobile only and every single car I work on (as everybody else in this business) has been occupied by someone who I don't have a clue where they have been or if they were healthy. The vehicle likely has not been sanitiz...
by Dave M
April 27th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Covid-19 Shut down
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Re: Covid-19 Shut down

Update on my post. Received my PPP loan and should received my stimulus money by the end of the week.
by Dave M
April 27th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Covid-19 Shut down
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Covid-19 Shut down

Hope everyone is staying healthy! Just curious, who has shut down or has remained open during the Covid-19 virus? I have been shut down for the past 4 weeks and follow Maine's Governors State shut down, as Windshield Repair is not an essential business. Still no stimulus money, unemployment benefit ...
by Dave M
April 20th, 2020, 4:03 am
Forum: Windshield Replacement
Topic: Pictures of Professional Window Replacement - Molding not flush
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: Pictures of Professional Window Replacement - Molding not flush

I hope things have changed but when I installed 28 years ago, Safelite's windshields could look like this!
by Dave M
April 16th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Business Development
Topic: Do you accept insurance rates
Replies: 10
Views: 3566

Re: Do you accept insurance rates

I was a little confused by your web site. I clicked on windshield repair and was reading about replacement.
by Dave M
March 5th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Surface Pit Repair - WA State recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 4267

Re: Surface Pit Repair - WA State recommendations?

Without seeing those pits I'd say both the responses are correct. If they are just surface pits there would be nothing to "repair'. They could be lightly drilled to rough up the pit so resin will adhere better, however the appearance might only be 50% better.
by Dave M
October 17th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Star leg not filled
Replies: 5
Views: 4151

Re: Star leg not filled

Houstonguy, I 'll have to be the bad guy here! Did you get some training before starting in this business? Aluminum foil to cover the bridge and pressure on the inside of the windshield?! And yes, there is a very good chance that curing will take place when you lift the towel off the bridge. You sai...
by Dave M
August 10th, 2019, 4:11 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Curing under pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 6598

Re: Curing under pressure

I've been "curing" under pressure for 26 years. I have the light on two sides of injector for 30 seconds each, remove injector and do a full 5 minute cure. For me while under pressure the resin is forced to the end of cracks, what happens when you remove your injector? If all the air has been remove...
by Dave M
July 1st, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: I cracked my first one today.
Replies: 26
Views: 11882

Re: I cracked my first one today.

I have never liked using the moisture evaporating tool. It has been in a box since the year I bought it. I prefer using a mini torch going in a circular motion starting around 4 inches in diameter and working inward toward the break. The aluminum heat exchanger tool I touch the break for about 3 sec...
by Dave M
March 21st, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: 6.5 months down amazing customers
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Re: 6.5 months down amazing customers

My bad! After reading the title of your post and than reading 5000 repairs, I only assumed. I've been doing "repairs only' for 25 years next month. Very happy and satisfied, now mostly part time. Personally I never considered a tent location, sitting outside in subfreezing Maine temperatures for 5 w...