I don't even know what you are trying to say/ask. On those kits with a
syringe, the syringe pulls the vacuum with the resin already in the
syringe. After the air is removed, then you switch the syringe from
the vacuum mode to the pressure/inject mode. If you can't get ALL of
the air out of the crack, you can't inject the resin. If a windshield
has stone chip with a run (crack) that extends all the way to the edge
of the glass it can't be repaired because you can't create a vacuum.
It's has about the same viscosity as Super Glue. Maybe a little
A hole completely through a windshield? Never.
It's not made to fill in "craters". It's made to flow into cracks.
Repairing a stone chip only requires 2-3 drops of resin.
Have you looked to see if this window has stops on the outside that
can be removed? If it's not one of those Andersens where they built
the damn frame around the glass, why don't you just replace it?
That Permatex repair kit is $12.00 at my local Auto Zone. I don't know
how big your piece of glass is, but I'm guessing that you can buy a
piece of glass for less than $20.00. If you buy that kit, I can
guarantee that you will be throwing away your money.
Because the laminate layer acts as one side of the vacuum chamber. I
suppose if you taped one side of hole and reinforced it with a flat
plate held in place by tape or something, you MIGHT have a chance of
making it work.
If you catch it early and make sure it's air tight then you shouldn't
have any problems.
At the first glass company that I worked for we had a couple of
rundown apt complexes that used to call us for window replacement. The
owners of both were tightwads.
Both complexes had insulated/double pane glass. Instead of replacing
the units (if only the outer pane was broken) we would remove all of
the broken glass, cut a new piece, and use silicone to glue it in
Worked like a charm.
Never had a callback. As long as the dessicant is still good it's a
quick fix. Now, we NEVER did this on a customers home, nice apt
complex, business, etc....ONLY on these 2 complexes that had tightwad
It was one of those things I figured I'd get around to doing properly
this year, then ended up too busy :-) It's right in the bottom corner of
the window, with the curtain covering it on the inside and a flower bed
on the outside, so I do kind of forget it's even there.
I suspect it was caused by a stone from my mower and I just didn't spot
it immediately - but right before I first found it there was a male
woodpecker bouncing around on the ground right outside the window. It did
make me wonder if he got all territorial and pecked his reflection ;-)
sealed units are supringsly cheap. in pittsburgh area i take double
pane units to pittsburgh window and door. they disassemble the frame:)
measure and build a brand new sealed uit all in one day. with a 2 year
on 9/27/2011 6:30 PM (ET) Home Guy wrote the following:
There are too many responses so far for me to read them all, but double
pane window glass has argon gas between the panes.
Any repairs will result in a cloudy film between the panes, and also the
insulation value of the argon filled panes.
Find an Andersen window dealer in you area or go to the Andersen window
site and see about a replacement. It will be the whole pane with frame.
Write down the numbers located in the lower left of the window glass to
get the right replacement.
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