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The Best DIY Windshield Repair Kits

The Best DIY Windshield Repair Kits
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Car ownership is largely about two things. The first is having the freedom to go where you want, when you want. Feel the wind in your hair, turn the radio up, and let the road take you where it wants to go. The second thing is constantly worrying about how much this automobile is costing you. We like the first part a lot more.

Even if you have the best mechanic at the most honest garage in town, fixing even a small issue with a car can mean big bucks. For that reason, many car owners put up with issues with paint, upholstery stains and rips, and cracks on the windshield that are too expensive to get fixed. These are things that don’t impair your ability to drive or the safety of your car, but there’s a good chance you notice them as soon as you lay eyes on your prized possession.

Being able to fix minor issues with your car is a great skill to have. Knowing how to change the oil, fix a flat tire, or remove a burnt-out headlight with brand new bulb are all skills that are great have in order to save time and money. But car ownership know-how shouldn’t stop there. It’s now easier than ever to fix small chips and cracks in your windshield.

When we think of DIY, fixing our own windshield isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. We’re not sure that there is a Pinterest board for repairing small cracks and chips, but there are easy to use and affordable kits available to help you take your thousand-dollar windshield repair and turn it into a quick project that costs the same as a few coffees. You know coffee. Dealerships offer them for free in the waiting room while they spend hours fixing your car before they charge you big bucks for something you can now do in your driveway.

 

  

1. Yoohe Car Windshield Repair Kit

Fix your windshield in less than 30 minutes with the Yoohe Car Windshield Repair Kit, which includes everything you’ll need to repair small chips and cracks in your glass. The kit includes resin to fill in the hole, an ultraviolet light to set the resin in 5-10 minutes, and a spatula to scrape off excess resin. Our team loves that the kit can handle any crack or chip under 1 inch and doesn’t use harsh chemicals, with some customers noting they were also able to use the kit to fix cracks and chips on their smartphone screens.

Yoohe Car Windshield Repair Kit

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2. ARISD Car Windshield Repair Kit

Make permanent, air-tight fixes on windshield cracks and chips with the ARISD Car Windshield Repair Kit. The reusable kit includes a vacuum function that removes air from the damaged area, allowing the gel to infiltrate the crack or chip and fill the gap, with a razor blade to chip away excess resin. Customers note that while the kit works in about 20 minutes, the process takes longer because of the time needed to create a vacuum seal and for the gel to dry.

ARISD Car Windshield Repair Kit

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3. Permatex Flowable Silicone Windshield Glass Sealer

Create a tough and waterproof seal with the affordable and multipurpose Permatex Flowable Silicone Windshield Glass Sealer, which works on windshields, sunroofs, windows, headlamps, vinyl, rubber and more. Permatex is a great quick option for cracks and chips when you don’t have time to do a full DIY fix, with the sealer quickly filling in hard to reach places. Customers recommend using the sealer for small leaks and going with a full DIY kit for larger cracks and chips.

Permatex 81730 Flowable Silicone Windshield Glass Sealer

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