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Anyone used Permatex window chip repair?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dadic 78, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Jan 17, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    Dadic 78

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    Long story short, I'm considering trying Permatex Window Chip Repair. Has anyone ever tried the stuff? Basically I'd like it to do a good enough job for me to pass a safety inspection.
     
  2. Jan 17, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    Yup.. Use it per instructions on things that are considered within the parameters of repair. I believe its not cool in some areas for inspection purposes.

    Got advertisements for some glass company that escapes me right now that does repairs.
     
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    I used it with pretty good results. I had a pretty good chip. It was hollow like a BB gun hole.

    The hole filled in quite well. Not noticable at all from the outside, but knowing where to look, I could tell where it was from the inside. Kinda looked a little like a TINY water droplet from inside. Again, I knew where to look.

    Good luck!!
     
  4. Jan 17, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    oh I remembered the company.... Safelite repair safelite replace...
    And true to the commercial.. when my wife's car got hit by a brick sized semi truck bump stop, insurance paid 100% of the replacement.

    WORST JINGLE EVER!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfn5hMQYJ4o&feature=player_embedded

    and who'd have thought it's universal? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB59N3A4WNg&NR=1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3pKGPvX5vg If you're fully comped most insurance companies won't penalize your no claims bonus.
     
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    safelite repair safelite replace :D
     
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    I've used it a couple of times. Follow the directions to a "T", and have a nice clean shield to begin with and it will turn out fine. It cures using UV rays so do it on a nice sunny day and park your truck facing the sun.
     
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    I used the Permatex a couple months ago on a dime sized star break. It worked great. The repair is almost invisible. After following the directions I had a little excess resin over the repar that gave it a wavy look. I just took my Dremel tool with the foam buffing tool and a little bit of the Dremel polish, and poof, it was gone. Perfect.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    Right on, thanks guys. I'll try it out. My windshield was a stone-chip virgin until I decided to drive across Canada in the dead of winter. Now I've got three good chips in it, and I need a safety to get AB plates/insurance. Hopefully the Permatex does the trick.

    Anyone know if it can be used in cold weather? There were no specs on the back of the box about application temps...
     
  9. Jan 17, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    Not in real cold. IIRC the package said to use it higher than 50 or 60 F and said something about taking longer to cure in cool temps. Also needs UV outside (or artificial UV lamp indoors, I suppose) to work right. But you should look at the product info on the website or package to be sure.
     
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