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Do Windshield Repair Kits Make Sense?

By Kathy Hildebrand

To help repair a crack or chip on a windshield yourself, use a windshield repair kit. This works easily and quickly - perfect for the do-it-yourselfer -and saves you the expense of replacing the entire windshield. Windshield repair kits enable you to repair chips and cracks up to several inches long, and also clarify and strengthen the windshield. Windshield repair kits come with instructions that explain how to remove the damage yourself in very little time, saving you the trouble of going to see a windshield glass repair service.

Windshield repair kits are lightweight and compact, making them convenient to take to any location. The kits are also reusable, allowing for multiple repairs with a single repair kit. Bull's eyes, cracks, star breaks, and combination breaks can all benefit from windshield repair kits.

Available basic windshield repair kits typically include a windshield resin that helps bond the glass, making it become stronger and preventing further damage. UV lights are provided by heat lamps to ensure proper curing of the resin. Most windshield repair kits include a bracket with a built-in suction cup pump that adheres to the windshield, as well as a drill bit that can create a tiny opening into the damaged area for the repair resin to flow into. The kit may also include a battery powered drill, polishing wheel and compound, mirror, pit, drill bits, 12-volt extension cord, glass pick, and assorted seals.

A variety of windshield repair kits are available to suit different individuals' needs and budgets. A windshield repair kit may range from $10 for a basic kit to over $2,000 for a professional auto glass repair kit. A criterion for the selection of a particular kit could be the number of windshields that can be repaired using one kit, or simply the price of the kit. Evaluate the various windshield repair kits on the market yourself and choose the most appropriate one for your immediate windshield repair needs.

Kathy Hildebrand is a professional writer who is easily bored with her "day job" assignments. So, she researches anything and everything of interest and starts writing. Writing about an extremely wide variety of subjects keeps her skills sharp, and gives her food for thought on future paid writing assignments.

More of her research and articles can be found at www.lasertargeted.com/glassrepair and other sites around the internet.

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