Do wax and soap from car washes affect the quality of a repair?

Yes. Some soaps and waxes contain agents that help reduce water spots, which can react with the resin causing it to “rise” out of the break after it is cured. Generally, this problem does not show up for several hours or even several days and is virtually impossible to detect before starting the repair.

What are the different kinds of chips?

There are three main types of damage. Bulls Eye – this is marked by a separated cone in the outer layer of glass that results in a dark circle with an impact point. Star Break – this exhibits a series of short cracks or legs that emanate from the impact point. Combination Break – this has damage characteristics similar to both a bulls eye and a star break.

How long does a repair take?

In most cases, we can repair a windshield repair in 30 minutes or less. Depending on the complexity of the damage, moisture in the damage, or multiple breaks, we ask that you make the vehicle available to us for one hour.