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Auto Glass Repair Tips For Bullseye Windshield Chips

Different types of chips can develop on your vehicle's windshield over time. One of the more common is a bullseye chip, which features a small and larger circle like a bullseye. If you have one of these chips develop on your windshield, take these auto glass repair tips into consideration.

Make Sure Larger Cracks Haven't Spanned Outward

Treating a bullseye chip on a windshield that just developed is going to be a lot easier than if the bullseye chip has time to sit because then larger cracks are more likely to span outward. That's something you don't want, especially if you want to safeguard yourself from a windshield replacement. Before you try any repair methods, assess the bullseye chip carefully.

Look at its characteristics up close so that you can determine if there are any cracks developing around the chip. If there aren't, you move on to the repair process. Conversely, if cracks have developed, you need to get a professional opinion on whether to repair the damage or find a windshield replacement. 

Remove Air Bubbles When Using Resin Solutions

If you're able to identify a bullseye windshield chip right after it develops, then you can have a lot of success removing it using a repair kit. Using resin solutions, you'll treat the bullseye chip and then allow the resin to fully cure.

There could be air bubbles left over after treating the chip and if so, you need to remove them to ensure your resins fill over the chip completely. You should be able to simply tap on the windshield where the chip is to deal with air bubbles that develop in your repair process. 

Use a Razor Blade to Remove Excess Resin Materials

Another thing that can happen after using a repair kit with a bullseye chip on your windshield is the development of excess resin materials. They may not compromise the structural integrity of your repair, but they can make the repair look off.

For seamless results that alleviate bullseye windshield chips completely, you'll want to use a razor blade to cut leftover resin away. Be careful not to scratch the glass or cut yourself. 

There are many chips varieties that can develop on auto windshields, but bullseye chips are some of the most common. They are also one of the more simple chips to fix if you respond quickly and know what to do from an auto glass repair standpoint.