Volume 12, Issue 2 - March/April 2010

WGR Reports
repair news

Get Cool
The HX1000 Heat X-Changer from Delta Kits Inc. works as a heat sink, removing heat from the glass and transferring it into the tool. The heater is equipped with specially designed radial cooling fins that allow the heat to dissipate rapidly so the tool heats slowly and cools quickly after use.

The HX1000 has a 2-inch surface diameter, is made from anodized 7075 T6 aircraft aluminum alloy, and is only 6.3 ounces, making it ergonomically friendly at well.

GlasWeld Introduces ecoVac™
The new ecoVac Mini windshield repair system from GlasWeld is designed to be efficient, economical and ecological. Its design is based on the company’s ProVac™ technology, with several advancements. According to the company, the new mini system is easy to use, has an efficient design, creates high-quality repairs and is ecological, in that it uses only four drops of resin per repair. Likewise, it has few moving parts, providing for ease of use and longevity of life, according to GlasWeld.

The system comes with a lifetime warranty and is available in a silver or graphite anodized aluminum finish, or a completely stainless steel version.

Repairin’ in the Rain

Ultra Bond’s new Rain Resin is designed to allow technicians to repair windshields even in the rain, as the resin can be mixed with water without affecting repairs, according to the company. In addition, the company offers a Rain Proof Additive that it says can be added to any acrylic resin to “rain-proof” it.

Annihilate Breaks
The Annihilator from Glass Pro Systems allows a technician to perform a high-quality repair quickly, according to its manufacturer. Glass Pro Systems officials say the dry-vacuum system is extremely fast to use and works on vertical glass as well as cracks and normal damage. 

Speed Up with QuikSilver
The new QuikSilver Technology™ from AEGIS Tools International is designed so that technicians can complete windshield repairs in as little as five minutes, according to its manufacturer. The system uses a dry vacuum to remove moisture and debris from a break, along with a gauged pump so that the technician can verify when an adequate vacuum is achieved. When the injector is lowered into position, air is unable to re-enter the break, so it fills quickly and completely with repair resin.

C.R. Laurence Introduces Windshield Saver
C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. has a new windshield repair kit available. The Windshield Saver uses a two-party epoxy compound available in single- or five application fleet packs.

“The compound hardens and bonds to fill chip crevices, preventing radial cracks,” says product manager Gary Byrum. “There is no drilling required, so application is easy and effective on a wide range of pit types. The clear epoxy will not affect visibility, and restores the windshield to nearly new condition.”

The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) will take over as secretariat of the ANSI/NGA/NWRA Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard (ROLAGS) in the coming months, pending ANSI approval … Glass Mechanix has launched a new division, Surface Mechanix, to provide residential restoration services for glass, metal, stone and other surfaces.

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