Car Windshield Chip Repair Process

Rock Chip Repairs

A car windshield chip repair is a process where debris and air are removed from a break or crack of a windshield and a clear resin is injected to fill the void. The filled resin is then exposed to ultraviolet light so that it gets hardened. This helps to restore strength and avoid the break from further spreading. You can perform a car windshield chip repair only on laminated glass like windshields. The structure is kept intact by inserting the resin between the two layers of glass.


If the break of the car windshield is smaller than the size of a business card, then the windshield can be properly repaired in most cases. The impact point will not fully disappear by a windshield crack repair. But the impact point is improved by as much as 60 to 80 percent. Every windshield chip repair performed is different from another. The success of a car windshield repair is dependent on various factors like the type of break, contamination, the size, and the location of the break.


Car Windshield Chip Repair Benefits:

1. It is quite cheaper to repair a windshield compared to replacing a windshield

2. Windshield chip repairs can be done in matter of less than 30 minutes

3. The windshield seal doesn’t get compromised in windshield repairs

4. Deductibles are waived by many insurance companies for a car windshield chip repair

5. The integrity of the structure is restored

6. Car windshield chip repairs are guarantee


Car Windshield Chip Repair Process:

1. Check the damage of car windshield and affirm the possibility of a chip repair

2. Determine the success probability of the repair and discuss with customer

3. Protect exterior and interior of the working area

4. Remove air and debris from windshield break

5. Fill windshield repair resin into the break

6. In order to dry adequately, apply UV light over damaged part

7. Remove extra resin from repaired area

8. Do polishing of the windshield, if required

9. Cleaning of repaired windshield


Pitted Car Windshields

A windshield chip repair cannot be performed if the top layer of the laminated glass or windshield doesn’t break all the way through. If the windshields pits and the top layer of the windshield don’t fully break, the windshield repair resin cannot be inserted because there is no room to insert the resin. But there is no risk of spreading when the windshield only has pits.  We can fill the pit to make the windshield have a smoother finish however this is only a cosmetic fix. We do not recommend this type of repair because it does not improve the integrity of the car windshield. Some windshield companies may charge you or your insurance company to fill pits which we feel is an unethical practice and unnecessary practice.

Some windshields will get extremely pitted overtime due to Arizona’s dirt roads, sand storms, and daily driving in the Arizona desert. Gilbert Windshield Replacement refers to windshields that are extremely pitted to be “sand blasted”. Sand blasted windshields are not repairable and should be replaced. When a windshield is sand blasted it can cause sun rays to extend from these small pits causing the driver of the car to be blinded during certain conditions. These driving conditions are very unsafe for the driver and passengers of the car and should be addressed as soon as possible. Most insurance companies will replace a windshield that has become sand blasted under comprehensive coverage. Many policyholders carry glass endorsements with a $0 deductible on their comprehensive insurance policy without even know it. Therefore, a car windshield replacement would not cost the policyholder anything. In fact, with Gilbert Windshield Replacement, we will pay you $50 instant cash for having your windshield replaced with us. Visit our Windshield Insurance FAQ’s page for more information about your insurance company and windshield replacement claims.