Windshield repair resins come in a variety of colors, viscosities and qualities but most have one thing in common; they contain acrylic acid. Acrylic acid can cause a sensitivity to windshield repair resins. Acrylic acid etches the glass to provide maximum adhesion. Because the number one goal of windshield repair is to restore the structural integrity of the glass, the resin’s ability to bond with the glass is crucial.

So, while acrylic acid is a key ingredient in most top of the line windshield repair resins, like all acids it is important to follow proper safe handling procedures. If you get resin on your equipment or a customer’s windshield wipers, upholstery or paint job, it may cause damage. Acid-based resins may also cause skin irritation if handled irresponsibly. In fact, in rare cases, individuals may develop a hyper-sensitivity to acrylic acid after repeated exposure to the chemical. If left untreated, hyper-sensitivity… Read More