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I have a $160 dollar clear star kit... yep really cheap but I used glass medic for 17 years and this little kit does just as good as the $1500.00 glass medic. Plus I can do two repairs at the same time and I don't need any power. Blow your money if ya want but if it aint broke don't fix it. On a personal note... I hate doing repairs, Always have but it is EASY money!!!
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Maybe I'm just biased, but I would recommend no one but Ultrabond for numerous reasons. The truth being, it's not so much the fixture, bridge and all of the cool shiny stuff that comes with it. They all do the same thing. The real and only reason to base a decision on rock chip repair equipment is the resins. Ultrabond has superior resins hands down from any other manufacturer. I cannot tell you which ones to avoid. That wouldn't be fair, but there is a bunch of crap out there...
I agree that the Clear Star kit can provide very good results, but my Delta bridge can do it much faster. Also with the Clear Star kit, there would be some chips that just wouldn't repair...With my Delta bridge, I hardly ever run into something I can't repair.
The Clear Star might be cheaper in the beginning, but you need to keep buying those stupid pedestal things, and those clear hoses sometimes. Those injectors don't last very long either. I spent about $125 more than the Clear Star kit for my Delta bridge, and haven't needed to buy anything else except resin since 2006.
Thankyou guys for the advise. For the record, I hate repairs because I'm such a perfectionist and you can allways see where it was. I have to, I don't want to.
You know how a windshield seems to get more brittle with age, especially here in this heat. Is there a cut off as far as age of vehicle where a repair won't work at all?
It is astounding to me why you all seem to hate doing repairs! I love 'em...
It's close to 100% PURE PROFIT, quick, easy, doesn't strain the body and can even be done one handed with a cup of coffee in the other. How does your replacement rate?
This is the EASIEST way to gain a loyal client and perhaps even a fleet to later gain all of their replacement work.
You MUST tell your clients that the damage WILL NOT disappear. Tell them that 70% optical clarity is about the maximum. Once you complete an 80 to 90% optical clarity they will think you walk on water.
I do think Belron did a massive mistrust with their clients raising their repair rate 300%. The economy will turn them off real quick. But I guess if you only 'pay' six bucks for a shield, who cares.
i've been using Ultra Bond for 12 years now and LOVE doing repairs. stars and cracks over 6 inches all the time with a lifetime money back warranty against cracking. 'nuff said. like fx said, there is a lot of snake oil on the market. buyer bewarE!
I can prove it. With twenty years in the Business I've seen (In Florida) windshields that were more brittle after years in the sun. For example, the blue shade at the top has turned yellow. I you were to hit that windshield with a rubber hammer for example and measure the pressure it took to cause a break. Then do the same thing with the windshield you just replaced. It would take more force to break the new windshield. It’s a fact Ken and I don't appreciate you calling me a liar.
Hey capt.Not calling you a liar,but the blue shade that you are reffering to turns bronze or (yellow)from the Uv light...It actually fades the pvb layer that was blue into another color....Now that'z just the color fading I really dont know abouty the glass being effected by it.....
Exactly xs the same UV that damages the pvb also causes the glass to be faded and more brittle than a new glass. I have customers tell me all the time how much better the clarity of there New Windshield especially driving at night.
The only time I see the glass actually get brittle is when it is sepperating from the lamination... I have successfully repaired in a faded out sunshade-
there are some windshields that I have replaced due to stress cracks, that seem brittle when cutting them out- they crack really easy as you pull the cold knife. I would assume age is not the factor there either. Cutting "old" flat glass gets tricky too... there is a lot we don't know yet.