Pkg of 100
Reusable clear tabs for covering resin prior to curing with an UV Lamp.
1.375″ x 1.375″ x 0.008″ (8 mil)
From the archives
They may be small and transparent, but reusable curing tabs do a big job. We’ve gotten questions from customers before on why their resin isn’t curing. After having them talk us through how they were conducting their windshield repair process, we concluded that the issue in some cases was the absence of a curing tab – they weren’t blocking oxygen at the repair site. This happens because the resin is an anaerobic formulation so it won’t cure correctly with air present. This is a good thing; otherwise the resin would cure right out of the bottle if exposed to ultraviolet light.
We have also had customers report the resin is not curing properly only to find that they are using a sandwich wrap or some other plastic material that is coated with UV protective materials. Good for protecting food, but not so good for curing resin.
Large star and combination breaks present a number of challenges, but with a little extra time and care you can show a dramatic cosmetic improvement upon completion.
Cracks may extend beyond the edges of a standard curing tab. A fact that is often overlooked and that may cause a repair to fail. The problem is that even if the cracks are properly filled, they will not be properly cured if not completely covered before curing.
Obviously, the solution is simple. Use multiple curing tabs, or strips of curing film to make sure every crack is completely covered. Run a little thin resin along the surface of filled cracks to help curing tabs stick and properly seal the surface of the crack. One drop every couple of inches is plenty if properly spread with an eye dropper or syringe.
The surface resin may cure in seconds, but it is important to cure for a full 5 minutes to ensure that the resin is cured all the way through. Remember, most windshield are made from a glass that blocks a percentage of the UV rays used to cure the resin. Reducing cure time may cause repair failure.