Stone chip repairs  

STEP BY STEP PROCESS:

01

ASSESSMENT
 

STEP 1 IS TO ASSESS THE STONE CHIP. DISTINGUISH THE TYPE OF DAMAGE IT IS, WHETHER THERE IS 

ACCESS FOR THE RESIN TO FLOW THROUGH THE WHOLE OF THE STONE CHIP, IF DAMAGE HAS BEEN CAUSED TO THE INTERLAYER, CAN ALL MOISTURE BE REMOVED, IS THE TEMPERATURE WITHIN THE CORRECT RANGE ETC.

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02

VACUUM
 

STEP 2 IS TO REMOVE ALL MOISTURE AND AIR FROM THE REPAIR. THIS IS TO CREATE AN EMPTY VOID, ALLOWING FOR OUR SPECIAL RESIN TO FILL THE STONE CHIP FULLY.

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03

APPLY THE RESIN
 

STEP 3 IS TO PRESSURIZE OUR UNIQUE RESIN INTO THE CHIP. THIS CAN TAKE UP TO 3 ATTEMPTS BY RECYCLING THE PROCESS AGAIN AND AGAIN, ENSURING THE CHIP HAS BEEN FULLY FILLED.

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04

CURE THE RESIN
 

STEP 4. ONCE THE STONE CHIP HAS BEEN 100% FILLED, WE THEN APPLY A DIFFERENT RESIN TO THE SURFACE. THIS RESIN IS SPECIALLY FORMULATED TO CREATE A SUPER HARD WEARING TOP LAYER, READY TO WITHSTAND EXTREME HEAT, ICE COLD, AND WIPER WEAR.

NOW WE CURE THE WHOLE REPAIRED CHIP WITH A HIGH POWERED U.V. LIGHT. THIS HARDENS THE RESIN INSIDE THE CRACKS BRINGING THE STRENGTH OF THE WINDSCREEN BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL STATE.

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05

POLISHED FINISH
 

LAST STEP IS TO CLEAN OFF THE EXCESS CURED RESIN, SO THAT THE CHIPS SURFACE IS THE SAME LEVEL AS THE REST OF THE WINDSCREEN GLASS. THIS WILL ENSURE THERE IS NO EXCESS WEAR TO THE WIPER BLADES AND NO IMPERFECTIONS TO THE VISIBILITY THROUGH THE GLASS.

FINALLY WE GIVE THE SURFACE OF THE CHIP A GOOD POLISH, GIVING THE RESIN A NICE TRANSPARENCY.

DISCLAIMER 

All efforts will be made to produce a successful stone chip repair. Unfortunately no two repairs are the same, and circumstances beyond our technician's control may result in the need for the whole windscreen to be replaced. In these rare circumstances Toughcarglass.uk take no responsibility for the additional expense of a glass replacement.  

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