Rock Chip Repair Windshield in Sandy, Utah
FREE Mobile Service on your rock chip repair, for all customers within a 25 miles range of our location in Sandy, UT.
What is a Windshield Rock Chip?
When a small rock impacts a windshield causing a damaged spot in the glass, it’s called a rock chip. It is a very common thing to happen since it occurs when other car’s tires fling debris behind them. Sometimes the chip is not even noticeable at first sight; however, it can lead to further damage if left un-repaired. Damaged glass can become a safety issue, as it weakens its resistance to future projectiles.
Repair Rock Chips Promptly.
It is very important to repair the rock chip as soon as possible, even if the damage seems minor. If dirt and debris are embedded into the chip area it can make the repair less effective or even impossible. Weather and windshield wipers can force dirt into it. Water also can freeze in the chip, causing a larger flaw or even a crack. Even windshield washer fluid, which contains dyes, can discolor the area.
For the best chip repair result, it should be done within a few days after the damage occurs. If left unrepaired, it can often burst into a pattern of tiny cracks, even grow into one long crack. If the chip is repaired promptly, the car owner can avoid a more expensive repair.
How a Windshield Chip Repair is Done?
The technician will proceed to seal the rock chip with a resin material and then hardened with ultraviolet light. The resin dries clear and blends with the windshield glass. The resin excess must be removed to leave smooth windshield as a result. The process takes approximately 30 minutes and the client is left with a windshield that looks brand new.
Windshield Chip Repair Kits.
Before using a repair kit, the surface must be cleaned, using acetone, not detergents nor window cleaners. It must be dry and near room temperature, the repair kit you use will depend on the size and type of the rock chip. After using it, be sure to give the adhesive time to dry and cure.