Is it advisable to repair a long crack without drilling the ends?
Long cracks can be very unstable and should be anchored to achieve the best results. The risk of the repair failing increases considerably if you do not take this cautionary step. The process is simple, though we would recommend practicing on sample glass if you have never drilled or are uncomfortable drilling before attempting it on an actual repair. This video demonstrates the process of anchoring.
Recently, I repaired a long crack, but when I removed my curing light, there were three spots where the resin did not cure. What could possibly cause that?
Below I detailed the type of damage I was repairing and the process I used to repair it. Spoiler alert: You can skip to the last few paragraphs of this article for an answer to the above question and a few additional tips for repairing long cracks.
Last weekend I had to repair a 12” crack that started under the molding at the edge of the glass. There was no visible impact point that I could detect, so I assumed it was a stress crack. Some technicians don’t repair edge cracks or stress cracks, but I’ve had pretty good luck repairing them over the years, so I don’t shy away from them. Read More