Hardened steel replacement point (0.100 diameter) for 22110 Long Steel Point Scribe.
Replaces Part Number: 77-7GS
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Recently, we have received multiple phone calls from customers on the subject of repairing damage that has been repaired before. First off, it should be stated that windshield repair is a permanent process. However, fixing a botched job is sometimes possible but it is important to weigh the benefits vs. the drawbacks of taking on such a challenge.
There are several challenges you may encounter with a re-repair. As unbelievable as it is to true professionals, there are windshield repair technicians who only use high viscosity pit resin to repair a rock chip. If you run across this type of repair, the air pocket in the damage will not look correct. There will only be a layer of solid resin on the top, but if a previous technician has used a low viscosity resin, more than likely the air pocket of the damage will be partially filled. If the damage appears partially filled and you have ruled out the possibility of liquid being present in the damage, you can be reasonably sure a repair attempt has been made.
Yellowing in the pit area is a good indicator. Either the previous repair is of considerable age or of a low-quality resin product. When you inspect the damage use a probe or scribe to clean out the impact point. The best way to determine if a repair has been previously attempted note the difference between the glass and resin. Assess the damage and determine if a re-repair is in the best interest of the customer, then before initializing the re-repair, inform your customer of your suspicions regarding a previous repair attempt and set realistic expectations for the outcome.
Resin may be inside some air spaces. The next step is to drill into the largest air pocket in the damage. The goal is to inject resin into the areas that were not…. Continue Reading