12V Moisture Evaporator

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12V Moisture Evaporator

Post by fhburris » June 21st, 2017, 1:33 pm

This is a new tool for me, please tell me your experiences with it. Problems with split-outs? Which breaks it works best with? Which to avoid? Special techniques for certain kinds of breaks? Any thing else from your experiences... Thanks!

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Re: 12V Moisture Evaporator

Post by kennycrane » June 21st, 2017, 1:53 pm

I would not be without one. It is perfect for getting moisture out of a break, you just have to be careful not to let it get to hot. I will start out in center of break depending on size but then I move it around the outside of break as well so as to evenly heat the break, 1 to 2 inches around the break especially if there are legs coming off of break. I usually count in my head 20 to 25 seconds, and I always watch real closely just in case a crack wanted to run. If I think there is water in the break because of rain or a car wash I may repeat 2 or 3 times just to make sure there is no moisture. When the break is in the tinted or blackened part of glass have to be careful because it will heat up a lot quicker. A must have is the Delta tool for sucking the heat out of the glass after you have heated it, so you can go to work on the glass rather quickly.

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Re: 12V Moisture Evaporator

Post by screenman » June 22nd, 2017, 12:07 pm

Great tool whenused with the heat sink tool.

I work differently from Kenny as I work outside in chasing the moisture out, I feel the the heat expands the glass which shuts the damage up, so by squeezing the ouside it chases it out of the cooler middle area. Living in a wet country I have carried out thousands of repairs using this tool, befor changing over I used a micro gas torch, the Drystar in my opinion is faster. But as with all new things I did take a little nudge to convert.

I doubt either of us are wrong just different.
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Re: 12V Moisture Evaporator

Post by chad » August 18th, 2017, 8:09 am

Screenman, did you say that you look me to hear from the outter part of the crack to push the moisture out of the center of the break?

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Re: 12V Moisture Evaporator

Post by kennycrane » February 9th, 2018, 1:49 pm

screenman wrote:Great tool whenused with the heat sink tool.

I work differently from Kenny as I work outside in chasing the moisture out, I feel the the heat expands the glass which shuts the damage up, so by squeezing the ouside it chases it out of the cooler middle area. Living in a wet country I have carried out thousands of repairs using this tool, befor changing over I used a micro gas torch, the Drystar in my opinion is faster. But as with all new things I did take a little nudge to convert.

I doubt either of us are wrong just different.
I know that this has been a few months back, but in re-reading this I think that screenman has it right. Only makes since that you would start heating on the outside of break pushing any moisture out of impact hole. I guess that the way that I have been doing works, but I am going to have to rethink this one. Thanks screenman

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