Best way to stop a crack

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Re: Best way to stop a crack

Post by screenman » April 2nd, 2018, 9:58 pm

Drill deeper and tap lighter, for sure having the glass laying down will create far more stress.
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Re: Best way to stop a crack

Post by IRONSIDE » April 4th, 2018, 8:33 am

Thanks Screenman, I figured it out. Can only use the sides of a windshield on a work stand.
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Re: Best way to stop a crack

Post by txheatrepair » April 5th, 2018, 11:39 am

Which tool do you prefer to use to terminate the crack? I am planning to get one and not sure which is preferred

Slide Hammer
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Spring Hammer with Depth Gauge
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Re: Best way to stop a crack

Post by screenman » April 5th, 2018, 10:00 pm

If you are new to drilling and popping then I would say the 22001.

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Re: Best way to stop a crack

Post by New2chiprepair » April 7th, 2018, 1:38 pm

txheatrepair wrote:Which tool do you prefer to use to terminate the crack? I am planning to get one and not sure which is preferred

Slide Hammer
22005


Spring Hammer with Depth Gauge
22001
I agree with Screenman. The spring hammer is extremely easy to use and pops bullseyes perfectly usually on the first try. The depth gauge has helped tremendously while practicing to get used to the depth of drilling. Just remember that windshields can differ in thickness.

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Re: Best way to stop a crack

Post by Jtmac » August 13th, 2018, 11:20 am

It's tough....about anyway you look at it, it's a crap shoot at best. Cracks are very unpredictable and in my experiences, more times than not the crack will make an unexpected turn when trying to run it. Finding the end of the crack is more of an adventure. I get enough business with rock chips that I have started turning them down. The few extra bucks you make on one is not worth the uncertainty that you may damage the windshield more or have it come back later. Just my opinion and decisions of course.

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