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Don't Risk It: 5 DIY Auto Glass Repair Risks

Mar 1

If your windshield has been damaged or chipped, it is possible to notice a variety of DIY auto glass repair kits in the local auto shop. You may you might be wondering if they could provide good glass repair results. Although the majority of auto glass repair Oceanside repair kits differ slightly they all have the same risks both during and after glass repair.


Continue reading to learn about just five of the numerous dangers associated with DIY vehicle repair work on glass.


1. There are a variety of toxic products


Most Oceanside auto glass repair kits include a transparent liquid resin, which you have to inject into the glass crack or chip prior to it forming a solid. The resin can cause irritation to your eyes, lungs, and mucous membranes if it is used on small regions. In addition, if this substance is in direct contact with your skin or eyes it can cause extreme irritation or even damage to your skin or eyes.


You can reduce these risks by wearing protective clothing, safety glasses, or gloves when making use of the product. DIY auto glass repair kits create a health risk that cannot be eliminated.


2. The Repair's Results Could Make It Difficult to See


Experts use extra caution when repairing a windshield to ensure that it is transparent and blends with the glass. A professional can repair cracks or chips in the windshield. You could walk out with a glass that appears like it's never been damaged.


Can DIY windshield repairs be done?

When an amateur uses a DIY repair kit to repair a windshield chip or fracture the final appearance of the windshield can vary dramatically. The liquid resin could become opaque or translucent if it is not applied correctly and then cured. In addition, any glue that spills beyond the edge of the initial crack or chip during hardening could result in ugly drip lines on your windshield.


3. Windshield Repairs Will Not Restore Structural Integrity


Take your chipped or cracked windshield to an Oceanside professional to repair it. They'll be able to determine the extent to which a simple fix can improve the structural integrity of your windshield or if it is time to replace it.


A tiny bull's eyes chip on your windshield is an example. An auto glass expert is likely to fix it as it does not affect the entire windshield.


If the windshield of your vehicle has developed cracks that are several inches long and situated near the edge of your windshield, the Oceanside auto glass specialist will most likely recommend complete windshield replacement; extensive damage close to the perimeter of your windshield puts your glass at risk of bursting in the scenario of a crash after a repair.


4. Certain kits require perfect weather conditions in order to use them.


The professional repair of vehicle glass involves a number of steps that require several tools that most vehicle owners aren't equipped with. Curing, or hardening, the resin used for restoring the glass on your car using a specific UV light is one of the steps.


A lot of DIY kits for auto glass repair advise curing the resin by exposing it to the sun for a number of hours.


It isn't easy to predict a day in which several hours of bright sunlight will reflect off the auto glass to help the resin set properly in certain regions of the nation, particularly during winter.


5. Car insurance companies will not cover DIY repair costs


DIY kits for auto glass repair could be cheaper than professional repair.

However, many insurance companies will pay for the expense of Repair of auto glass Oceanside for drivers with extensive coverage. Some drivers even waive their insurance deductible on this kind of repair because they are aware that paying for the repair fully will prevent future, more extensive, and costly auto insurance claims.

Auto Glass & Tint of Oceanside

3588 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92058, United States

(760) 304-1284