Included in the 30277 Plate Glass Repair Kit:
- 30003 MagniBond Resin One-Shot Applicator Pkg of 5
- 30271 Plate Glass Resin Plastic Bottle 15 ml with Two Plastic Eye Droppers
- 30400 Premium Pit Polish 7 ml Plastic Bottle
- 22245 Curing Tape
- 22475 Razor Blade Holder Blue
- 22450 Acid Brush
- 15230 Ignite 365nm LED UV Lamp with Mount, Batteries, and Charger
- Industrial Strength Razor Blades Pkg of 20
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Have you ever seen a BB hole in a storefront window and wonder if it can be repaired? Despite the cone-shaped plug of glass missing from the large side of the break (usually on the inside of the glass), these types of damage can often be repaired.
Discussions about plate-glass repair is not common within the windshield repair industry but does deserve acknowledgment. It is one more inexpensive way for you to expand your current business and earn extra income. The material cost for a plate-glass repair is approximately $8 and it is not uncommon to charge $100 or more for a single repair. Commercial plate-glass windows sometimes cost hundreds, or even thousands of dollars to replace depending on the size and location of the window, so repair is a very attractive, although often overlooked option.
Repairable SOLID plate-glass damage is generally a “bullseye” type break which looks like a small hole, about 1/8″ in diameter on one side of the glass (commonly caused by a BB or Pellet gun), and a cone-shaped hole about ¾” to 1 ½” in diameter on the opposite side of the glass. The smaller hole is on the side of the glass that was hit by the object causing the damage.
If the cone-shaped plug of glass can be found and is intact, it can sometimes be united with the hole that it came from using a light coat of Magnibond resin, followed immediately by a generous coat of Delta Kits’ Plate Glass resin. After the plug has been secured to its proper position, 2″ wide, clear box sealing tape is placed over the repair on the larger side of the damage to hold the plug in place during the curing process. Cure from the large side of the damage for 5 minutes.
The Next Step
After bonding the plug back in place, fill any voids around the edges of the plug with MagniBond followed by Plate Glass Resin. Cover with a curing tab and cure 5 minutes. After curing, the repair will need to be scraped with a razor blade at a 90-degree angle and buffed out with pit polish. Keep in mind this option should only be used if the bonded plug is flush with the surrounding glass surface.
If the cone-like plug of glass cannot be found or does not fit in the hole; the plate-glass repair process is a bit differently. Place piece of clear box sealing tape over the large side of the damage. Leave a small space at the top of the void. This will allow the tip of the resin dropper access to the area. Place another piece of clear box sealing tape on the small side of the break. Completely cover the hole so that resin does not leak out the side. Once resin fills the area of the break, place a curing tab over the space. Then cure, scrape, and buff the repair following the same process as above…. Continue Reading