Windshield Repair System Kit Box for Delta Kits Windshield Repair Systems. 20.25″ x 10.5″ x 9″
Comes complete with a custom-fitted foam interior to keep your tools and supplies organized.
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Last month we showed a photo of a windshield being repaired and asked Wise Crack readers to point out what was wrong with the photo. We were happy to get a number of immediate responses. Every technician who responded correctly identified at least one thing that was wrong with the photo however numerous technicians incorrectly identified that bridge placement as being in the Driver’s Primary Viewing Area (DPVA). Since there seems to be some confusion as to where the DPVA, is on a windshield, and perhaps more importantly, what the DPVA means to windshield repair technicians we thought this subject might make for an interesting tech tip.
Secondly, if you are not familiar with the phrase Driver’s Primary Viewing Area, or the acronym DPVA, perhaps the phrase Acute Area rings a bell. The Acute Area of a windshield is the area directly above and center over the steering wheel. Insurance claim forms often show a rectangular box to indicate where that area is on a windshield. Glass repair technicians are to hold up a letter-size sheet of paper, 8.5″ x 11″, above the steering wheel to quickly and accurately identify the Acute Area. The National Glass Association, NGA, and National Windshield Repair Association, NWRA, got together to create a new ANSI standard. The Repair Of Lam. Auto Glass Standard, ROLAGS, for the windshield repair industry, the phrase DPVA replaces Acute Area. Is your head reeling from all the acronyms yet? I know mine is.
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Finally, the ROLAGS committee clearly defines the DPVA, by adding what sizes and types of breaks to repair in that area. Keep in mind that the ROLAGS is not a law, but a voluntary standard, an effort to promote safe practices and consistent quality workmanship throughout the windshield repair industry.
Well now that I have bored you to tears let’s get to the heart of the matter. The graphic below shows the current DPVA and recommendations for repairing damage in that area as defined by the ROLAGS.
So if the ROLAGS is voluntary, why should you care about it? This is the part where I insert my humble opinion. Also, millions of windshield repairs have been… Continue Reading