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by gold star wsr
April 10th, 2005, 9:15 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Drill
Replies: 12
Views: 2935

Re: Drill

A1Repair... great tip, using timers for charging... I had known about over-charging the batteries, but invariably would forget to pull them after 3 hours. I never thought about using timers... and we have a number of those that only get used at Christmas time. Another thing that will shorten battery...
by gold star wsr
April 9th, 2005, 8:44 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Inside crack
Replies: 20
Views: 5163

Re: Inside crack

The other day I fella asked me to look at his windshield. He described the damage as ''a rock chip with about a 2'' runner''. He wasnt going to be home, but he said the truck was accessible, and to leave him a note with my recommendation and how much it would cost. Well, sure enough, there was the d...
by gold star wsr
April 9th, 2005, 8:30 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Drilling Into The Laminate
Replies: 27
Views: 5509

Re: Drilling Into The Laminate

I say this to nearly every new client: "The purpose of wsr is to prevent further damage from occuring, in other words... crack-out. The cosmetic benefits, while desirable, are secondary. Invisible and disappear are not in the windshield repair vocabulary. No matter how well the repair is done, there...
by gold star wsr
April 9th, 2005, 8:21 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: what type of resins do you all use
Replies: 35
Views: 9362

Re: what type of resins do you all use

I use Glass Technology resins, in decending order of use: Medium, Light, crack. I have heavy on hand, but seldom need it. Of course, pit filler for every completed repair. Yes, it is my understanding that you do need to finish with pit filler. The reason I was given is because the repair resins are ...
by gold star wsr
April 7th, 2005, 9:07 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Drilling Into The Laminate
Replies: 27
Views: 5509

Re: Drilling Into The Laminate

If all that was ever needed to do good repairs is thin resin and a probe, the equipment manufacturers would have been busted a long time ago for fleecing the unsuspecting public, and we would all be out of business because any fool can purchase resin, and a probe is anything with a point on it. I ha...
by gold star wsr
April 7th, 2005, 1:14 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: new vs used!?!?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 3095

Re: new vs used!?!?!?

I started out with used tools, and they served me very well (I did upgrade later, when I knew for sure I wanted to continue in this occupation) ... but what you often dont get with pre-owned equipment is the much-needed training. While this isnt rocket science, a person does need to know procedures ...
by gold star wsr
April 4th, 2005, 1:40 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Windshield Repair Equipment Manufacturer
Replies: 10
Views: 2783

Re: Windshield Repair Equipment Manufacturer

You did the right thing, Jeff.
by gold star wsr
April 2nd, 2005, 7:26 am
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: Which is you opinion about Nu-View Glass equipment
Replies: 20
Views: 5276

Re: Which is you opinion about Nu-View Glass equipment

I went to their website, but I didnt see any examples of their equipment, so I cannot comment about their bridges or injectors. This appears to be a franchise deal. My personal feeling about franchise is DONT. For the cost of the franchising fees, you can purchase excellent equipment from such as De...
by gold star wsr
March 26th, 2005, 1:09 pm
Forum: Windshield Repair
Topic: A few tips
Replies: 37
Views: 6981

Re: A few tips

I had scheduled an appointment today for 10am. Calling what I thought was her number this morning to confirm, I aske for "Mrs. so&so" .. the man who answered said she had gone skiing and wouldnt be back til this pm. Feeling rather relieved that i didnt have to brave the cold wind, I poured another c...
by gold star wsr
March 25th, 2005, 10:02 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Having a bad day?
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Re: Having a bad day?

Now that I have finally stopped laughing...(that first one was a real tragedy, though) I want to share that this has been a really bad 2 months for hubby and me. As I mentioned in Jan, he had knee replacement surgery, which went extremely well, and he was recovering nicely. On Feb 5th we became the ...