Professional Windshield Crack Repair Training
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Richard Campfield the founder of Ultra Bond and inventor of the first successful windshield crack repair process also called long crack repair offers training in Grand Junction Colorado and Greentown PA. You can be trained to use glass repair kits in Ultra Bond’s windshield repair shop doing repairs on real world customers in Colorado or in Campfields workshop in PA.
We have also created these training videos so you can learn whenever and wherever it is convenient for you. You can be trained by the most innovative windshield repair manufacturer in the windshield repair business, with more patents on windshield repair resin and windshield repair products than any other company in the world.
Introduction To Professional Windshield Crack Repair
Learn from the creator of long crack windshield repair about the properties and science of long crack windshield repair and why the tools, techniques and resins you use matters for long-term and quality windshield repairs.
Become a windshield repair professional from the comfort of your own home. Richard Campfield, of Ultra Bond, takes you through the process of creating and repairing windshield stone breaks and chips.
“Meet in the Middle” is one of the patented long crack repair methods of Ultra Bond. This method requires at least one crack opener and one sliding holding structure. Real Time live video shot from Ultra Bond’s windshield repair business in Grand Junction, Colorado.
How To Fix a Stone-Chip Break
Stone-breaks are the most common damage to a windshield and is your most common windshield damage that you will fix. This repair usually can be done with our 20 or 45 cps resin or 100 cps with wonder bar tools and with one drop of the adhesive.
Let’s review each step and all the details:
- Bullseye Tapper
- Cordless Drill
- UV Curing Light
- Glass Cleaner, Spray Away
- Crack Master Wonder Bar Repair Complete
Step #1: Fill Your Injector with Resin
Ultra Bond is the only professional windshield crack repair manufacturer that only requires one drop of resin to fix most stone-breaks. In fact, one of the reasons why you should use Ultra Bond is due to the fact, we give our business owners the max return on investment per repair.
The Crack Master Windshield Repair Tool Complete has an injector that can hold 36 drops of resin. This will come in handy when you are dealing with speed, multiple repairs and maximizing your revenue/time ratio; you avoid constant reloading and management of resin.
Each Ultra Bond resin bottle you will be able to repair 300 chips. In fact, Ultra Bond is different from Delta Kits, Glas Weld, and the rest because our technology uses less drops of resin. It averages out to be 300% less resin than the competition on the market.
The Crack Master holding bride gives perfect compression and actually controls the pressure on both the resin injection and on the glass. What is great about this tool is it eliminates waste and you don’t have to worry about wasting resin or having resin flowing down the windshield during a repair.
Step #2: Drilling Into The Impact & When Should You Drill?
In most scenarios involving a chips you may or may not have to drill. There is only one way to know this for sure, if you see a black pocket under the impact point that is the bullseye, then you are not going to have to drill. If you do not see this black circle, then you will most likely have to drill. In this step we are drilling because you can see sorta of combination crack here. That’s a pocket and star burst that has legs that we need to get resin into to fill the cracks. One way to determine if drilling is required because you cannot visually see a black circle in the glass, is to take 20 cps resin and drop one drop and watch to see if it flows into the break from the impact spot. If this does not happen, then you need to drill.
This is where understanding windshield layers, stresses and breaks is vital before attempting a repair. This is also the reason why we are using the Crack Master Complete Bridge and Injector Kit. With this bridge we will create enough compression with no tension on the windshield to open the star break and ensure the resin seeps into break and each leg (crack).
If you find yourself having to drill, like in the video above, we are drilling an small hole (1 mm), not a big one, you will use a tapper to get the penetration needed to PVB to create the bullseye. Now we are ready to move the injector over the impact point to start the injection of resin adhesive into the bullseye.
Step #3: Loading Crack Master Bridge Onto The Windshield
In this step you will take the crack master bridge and swing it over to the side of the impact point. What we are about to do in this step is place the cylinder ring onto the windshield and attempt to create a vacuum and suction that will enable you to slide the injector over the impact point and not loose any resin while doing it.
Doing this will ensure you get a good placement onto the windshield and create the necessary compression onto the windshield with the injector. From there you will need to carefully slide the bridge over the bullseye break impact point and then you are ready to inject the resin into the impact point.
Now remember in the previous step, we advertised that you can repair a break with drilling and tapping to create an opening with the bullseye. After drilling and tapping the windshield to create the pocket for the resin to flow, it’s important to know that before you do this, make sure that you clear the impact point of any debris, before sliding onto the impact point.
After clearing the windshield from any debris, carefully slide the bridge structure on top of the impact point, move on to step 4.
Step #4: Create Vacuum Over Bullseye Impact Point
Okay in this photo, we are now actually moving the injector over the impact spot of the break. You can see the o-ring is fully compressed over the windshield and sealed that creates a vacuum so the resin adhesive does not leak out and onto the windshield.
The Ultra Bond injector is perfectly engineered to create the necessary vacuum and compression to fill the bullseye pocket created in the outer layer of the windshield glass.
Moving on to step 5 we will move on to curing the resin that has just filled the break using a special uv lamp (you can also use sunlight). This is another tool that is inside of the professional windshield crack master tool kit.
Step #5: Curing The Break, Allowing Resin To Harden
Okay so now we have securely injected the resin into the impact point of the bullseye and now it’s time to cure the resin. This is an easy thing to do. Note: UV lighting is tricky and what you need to do is be mindful about your surroundings and where you are repairing a windshield before you start to prevent premature curing.
You need to do is practice indoors first obviously before attempting a repair outside in the environment. UV lighting has a tendency to bounce around and could cause the resin to prematurely cure. We are obviously raising awareness about this potential problem now and is certainly why anyone considering starting a professional windshield repair business needs to watch all the training videos. This small guide only deals with one type of break in a windshield.
The curing process if just as important as getting the drilling and tapping of the windshield done correctly. Do not fast cure. Slow curing at 2 minutes with a UV light or 3-5 minutes in sunlight is best. Also other breaks like combination breaks and large breaks may require thicker resins and they have different temperature ranges in cold, mild and hot conditions.
Step #6: Removing Crack Master Tool and Sealing Repaired Bullseye Break
Okay so after removing the tool, you will place a piece of 2″ inch film tab over the impact point of the bullseye break. This is a special piece of film used to remove the oxygen for the UV cure. Acrylate resins are oxygen inhibited and you must remove it to get a complete cure so there will be no breaks in the chain links that create the structural integrity.
These mylar film tabs can be reused by using rubbing alcohol to rid the film from any adhesive resin.
After placing that mylar film onto the break point, take your 6″ inch UV curing light and place it near or close to the mylar film and allow one minute for the curing the pit.
Note that this is being done indoors where there is little chance of dealing with UV light complications. After you have some experience you can repair windshields outside.
Step #7: Removing Pit and Cleaning The Pit
Okay this is the final step, which is removing the mylar film, using a razor blade and scrap away the excess resin. After scrapping you will have a smooth surface when finished.
While doing this using a cleaning spray called, “Spray Away” will keep the pit clear instead of turning opaque.
After about ten scrapes, you can take your rag wipe away the the debris until your windshield is clean If this is done correctly, you should see barely any visible sign of a break in the windshield.
That about wraps up this bullseye break overview. Below are more links to more detailed instruction and videos of how to handle more breaks and cracks in windshields.
Click the link below to see exactly how you can start your windshield crack repair business today with Ultra Bond!