Duck!

So, on the way home the other day a cannonball came flying at our car from nowhere. A piece of concrete, or a rock, that was about the size of my fist flew up and hit our windshield on the passenger side. We’re very lucky that it didn’t completely smash our window.

Just to give you some perspective:

I think the only thing that kept it from shattering the windshield was the fact that it hit so close to the edge so it was somewhat reinforced. This is going to spread across the entire windshield if something isn’t done about it. So, my husband decided to get a windshield repair kit. The first thing you have to do is clean out all of the loose glass from inside the chip.

Next, you add this “pedestal” right over the chip:

Then you insert the resin inside:

Then you use a syringe to remove the air to create a vacuum and let it sit for 10 minutes:

From the inside:

After the 10 minutes is up, you remove the syringe to get air into it then you push the new air into the pedestal and let it sit for another 20 minutes. At this point I’m hoping it’s doing something…but from the underside it doesn’t look like it’s doing much. After 20 minutes, you remove the syringe, put more resin on the chip and cover it with this nifty UV cover.

Since it was cloudy we had to let it sit for an hour. So far we’ve been doing A LOT of waiting. But it’s all going to be worth it! Wait for it…..wait for it….*time elapses an hour*

It’s amazing! It’s like it never happened! Ok, I have to admit that I had higher expectations than this. The video online made it look like the resin would fill the crack in quite a bit. So, while I didn’t expect it to go away completely, I did expect some change. Hopefully this will keep the crack from spreading though! If so, then the $12 was well spent!

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