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Can You DIY Repair Your Windshield Damage?

If your car gets hit with a little pebble while you are out and about, you might end up with a chip in your windshield. You might decide to just leave it alone because it's not that big and it doesn't block your vision as you're driving, but you need to get it repaired as soon as possible. Little chips can become big cracks really fast, and any moisture will get into that crack and cause your windshield to start to delaminate and cause huge blemishes in your windshield. You may be able to DIY the repair and get back out on the road. 

Know Your Damage

Before you do anything, you need to make sure that you should repair it yourself. There is just some damage that is too big for you to do anything with, so you shouldn't try to do it yourself. If you have a crack, including a spider crack, that's something that you shouldn't do on your own. On the other hand, if you are dealing with cracks that look like a star, a flower, or a bullseye, then you are going to be more successful trying rock chip repair on it yourself. If you notice that you have a lot of delamination in between the layers of the windshield, then you may want to have a professional take a look at it. 


If you are going to do the repair work yourself, you can go out and get a kit so that you have everything you need in one place. You can get kits that have single step resin or epoxy or kits that have double step. The difference between a single step and a double step is that the epoxy or resin that comes in a single step is already mixed up and in the double step, you have to mix up them up. Check out the packaging so that you can see what it contains. The kit should also contain an adapter, a syringe, and some adhesive. The adhesive goes over the chip and then you place the adapter on the adhesive because it will let you pull a small vacuum that way so that you can get the resin all the way into the chip. 

If you aren't sure that you should repair the damage to your windshield or you aren't confident that you can do it correctly, then you should take your car to a windshield repair shop and have them do the work for you.