Have you ever noticed how many different resins are on the market? There are resins for the different seasons, resins specific to temperatures, colored resins, water proof resin, adhesion promoting resin, acid free resin, long/short crack resin, and a large number of viscosities to choose from. With all these choices, how do you know which is the right resin for you? Do you need to buy them all to make sure you are prepared for anything that might come your way? As you can see this could quickly become quite expensive and overwhelming. Delta Kits believes you only need one injection resin and one pit resin for every type of repair. In this article we’ll focus on injection resin.
There is no need to carry multiple resins on hand. Although Delta Kits offers multiple resins for those who prefer a variety of viscosities, MagniBond is an excellent all-season performer. MagniBond is a Delta Kits proprietary formula and is used successfully in a variety of climates and conditions. This versatile resin is used in locations such as Siberia where the thermometer can drop to a bone chilling -58°F1 and the Middle East where temperatures sometimes soar past the century mark, reaching 120°F.2 In conditions like these, having a resin that has been proven to withstand the test of time is essential. Although it should be noted that even when using MagniBond it is important to warm or cool the glass in accordance to manufacturer specified guidelines before attempting a repair in extreme weather conditions.
For more information on how to safely heat and cool a windshield, see Delta Kits Instructional Video on DeltaKits.com.
A common misconception is that multiple colors of resin are needed for tinted windshields. Again, Delta Kits has colored auto resin available for those who prefer it, but it has been proven over and over again in side by side testing that repairs completed with MagniBond are as cosmetically appealing, if not more so, than repairs completed with tinted resins. Yellow, Blue, Green, and Grey resins provide extra revenue for the companies who sell them, but they are of no benefit to the windshield repair technician.