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Included in the 30277 Plate Glass Repair Kit:

Instructions for repairing plate glass using Delta Kits Plate Glass Repair Kit

Item # 30277


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Plate Glass Repairs

Have you ever seen a BB hole in a storefront window and wondered if it is repairable? Despite the cone-shaped plug of glass missing from the large side of the break (usually on the inside of the glass), this type of damage is often repairable.

Discussions about plate-glass repair are not common within the windshield repair industry but do 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 very attractive, although an 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 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. Next, cure 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 for 5 minutes. After curing, scrape the repair with a razor blade at a 90-degree angle and buff out with pit polish. Keep in mind, that use this option if the plug is flush with the surrounding glass surface.

If the cone-like plug of glass is not found or does not fit in the hole; the plate-glass repair process is a bit different. Place a 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

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Training and Tradeshows

This windshield repair training is a hands-on, intensive, one day course designed to take your repair quality to the next level. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned pro, this class is right for you!

Our team of experienced technicians are dedicated to offering the highest standard of training in the windshield repair industry. During the Delta Kits Training and Certification course, technicians are trained to follow ROLAGS (Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standards), the industries best practices. Delta Kits Training and Certification covers all technical aspects of windshield repair and will take you from never having completed a repair, to being among the best technicians in the industry. The marketing and insurance billing discussion is designed to help you become more successful in your windshield repair business.

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Brent:
Brent Deines was originally trained by a Novus Methodman in 1987 and is NWRA certified. He has extensive experience repairing windshields and restoring headlights in a variety of climates and conditions. Deines has owned several auto glass repair and replacement businesses in Montana and Oregon and is currently the President and CEO of Delta Kits where he helped develop the company’s headlight restoration program and started the company’s windshield repair training and certification program in 1995.

Korey:
Korey Gobin, Delta Kits sales manager, is NWRA certified and has been training individuals as well as large groups in the art of professional windshield repair and headlight restoration since 2008. Gobin is actively involved in the Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard and in 2011 was awarded the Mobile Tech Windshield Repair Person of the Year. Korey serves on the ROLAGS committee and has traveled extensively throughout the USA, Canada, and Mexico to promote high quality standards for windshield repair and headlight restoration. He is affectionately known by his customers as the “Go to Guy” for windshield repair.

Graham:
Graham Watson, is one of the original Novus Technicians in the UK since 1988 and since then has been running a very successful windscreen repair service in the UK. In 2008 Graham was named Windshield Repair Person of the year at the Mobile Tech Expo, an award he is very proud of as it is voted for by his peers in the trade. For the past 10 years, Watson has been active training technicians for the repair industry and specializes in advanced training for techs with previous experience, during this time he has been lucky enough to work with people from many different countries. His passion for helping others carry out the best quality repairs possible shows in the time he spends offering advice on different trade forums as Screenman.

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