Windshield Repair UV Shield protects windshield glass repair process from ultraviolet light. Protects resin from curing unexpectedly.
- Effective UV blocking eliminates premature curing
- Flexible, translucent bronze PVC is extremely durable
- 4 suction cups for secure mounting
- .080″ x 8″ x 16″
- 16080 Suction Cup
- 23525 Knob
- 23531 Suction Cup Hanger Bolt
*Custom lengths available
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Summer is a great time of year to be a windshield repair technician. No rain or snow to contend with, and plenty of sunny hours to get out there and make some money. However, many technicians are not considering the impact direct sunlight and high glass temperatures can have on the repair process. Secondly, if not taken into consideration, direct sunlight and high heat can account for many of the difficulties that technicians run into on a day-to-day basis.
Many technicians perform repairs in direct sunlight and are completely unaware that they are making things more difficult and causing many preventable challenges for themselves. In fact, the sun (UV) can cause premature curing, a breakdown of the PVB (Polyvinyl butyral) laminate, and crack outs. When repairing damage with legs radiating from the center, it is quite common for the resin to cure before it reaches the tips of the legs if open to UV light sources. Also, if you find that you are having trouble getting resin to the very ends of your star break legs and the repair is exposed to UV. Premature curing is likely the culprit.
Finally, delamination is another problem often caused by performing repairs in direct sunlight and high glass temperatures. It’s often referred to as the flower or daisy effect. Performing a repair on an extremely hot windshield…. Continue Reading