The Heat Exchanger is the fastest and safest way to cool windshield damage before starting the repair. Place on hot glass to effectively transfer heat from the windshield to the Delta Kits Heat Exchanger.
- 2” Surface diameter
- Anodized 7075 T6 Aircraft Aluminum Alloy
- Radial cooling provides 21% more surface cooling area than solid block heat sinks
Replaces Part Number: HX1000
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Mobile windshield repair technicians are often not afforded the luxury of having a climate controlled work environment in which they can perform their services, so controlling glass temperature is an ongoing concern. While there is no perfect outdoor solution, there are several procedures that may be used to safely keep the temperature of a windshield within the optimal temperature range of 70 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the repair process.
Warming a Windshield for Repair
If the ambient air temperature is 50°F the windshield could be that same temperature. The glass could also be more than 10 degrees colder if it is in the shade and/or if the ambient temperature had been lower earlier in the day. Conversely, it could be over 20 degrees warmer if the vehicle is in direct sunlight. Check the temperature with a digital thermometer before you warm it up and then do one or more of the following:
Start the car and turn the defroster fan and temperature control to high.
Some technicians get nervous about this, but assuming the vehicle is not already warm, in which case the glass would already be reasonably warm, the defroster will begin blowing cool air and gradually warm up as the vehicle’s engine warms up. This is a great way to warm the inside of the glass and keep it warm throughout the repair process.
As the glass gets warm…. Continue Reading