Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit
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Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit

Part No. 09117 Warranty  
Complete kit contains everything required for making professional-quality repairs in just minutes. State-of-the-art components and easy-to-follow instructions with photographs. Provides a high-quality repair for damaged rear window defogger grids and tabs. Quick Grid™ is the result of a joint research project with the General Motors Research Center.
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PermatexComplete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit
 
4.1

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Can withstand use (4)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home garage (9)
    • Upkeep (4)
    • Automotive repair shop (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (5), Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works Very well!

    Follow directions carefully. I used it to reattach the left side tab that had fell off. I have a 98' convertible so all the up a down probably worked it loose. Make sure...Read complete review

    Follow directions carefully. I used it to reattach the left side tab that had fell off. I have a 98' convertible so all the up a down probably worked it loose. Make sure to clean the area on the window where it was attached, and tab, using the sand paper provided. Smooth, flat surface is recommended. Clean with alcohol pad, use activator, apply epoxy compound, hold in place for 1-2 min. DONE (NO WIRE ATTACHED for at least 24 hours)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Worst

    I follow the instructions and i got pist off because i hold it for long time and did not stick at all. The defroster tab. Totally not recommended.

    I follow the instructions and i got pist off because i hold it for long time and did not stick at all. The defroster tab. Totally not recommended.

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    4.0

    Gets the job done

    By John

    from North Chili, NY

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Garage

      Comments about Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit:

      Almost every one of the lines on my grid was broken. So I used this paint freehand (without the stencil) and it looks pretty good and my rear defogger works now! The brush is a little larger than needed so I trimmed off some of the bristles. Also, I used rubbing alcohol to clean the window before applying.

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      5.0

      Great Fix

      By Average Joe

      from Toms River, NJ

      About Me Casual Driver

      Level 2

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit:

          Great cheap fix! The patches to my rear defogger lines work better than the factory lines. I used scotch tape to outline the lines to be fixed. I fixed over 24 inches of defogger lines and there was still a good amount left! It works!

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          5.0

          Follow the driections and it will work!

          By JS Aerotech

          from Northern New Jersey

          About Me Mechanic

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Automotive Repair Shop
            • Home Garage

            Comments about Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit:

            This product works well and will save you money vs. what a dealership or mechanic shop will charge you. You MUST completely mix the grid paint and the tab adhesive before using. The compounds are comprised of paint and silver flakes mixed together. You must mix them properly or the lines on the grid won't conduct or the tab will adhere but not conduct. Get yourself some fine line plastic tape from an auto body supply store (pinstripe tape) and use that to mask off the damaged lines instead of using the stencil. You will make repairs that are invisible this way. I have used this same kit for years and fixed many defrosters for many people. As a pro mechanic I can attest this product works! Just follow the directions to the letter and be patient!

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The product worked to put my tab back on

            By Den

            from Lancaster, NY

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Upkeep

              Comments about Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit:

              The defogger repair kit did secure my tab back on. My only problem was positioning my self to do the repair, otherwise a smooth repair.

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              (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Did not work for me.

              By Yannick

              from Gloucester, va

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Level 1

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Did not work
              • Expensive For What It Is

              Best Uses

              • Home Garage

              Comments about Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit:

              Read the instructions carefully.
              I had to replace a tab that fell off.
              I followed the directions to the letter.
              The Tab fell off the next day.
              I'm not too happy about that.
              I will have to retry hoping that the catalyst pad isn't dry.
              It isn't a cheap product just to glue a tab.
              As long as I can apply that metallic glue on the tab for conductivity, I will look for a third party solution to make sure that the tab does not come off maybe by applying some epoxy paste or something.

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              (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Product performed exactly as advertised

              By Bud

              from St Charles Mo

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Body Man, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Easy To Use
              • Great product
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Automotive Repair Shop
              • Home Garage

              Comments about Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit:

              Quality Product From Very Reputable Company,Easy To Use With Complete Easy To Follow Directions. This Product Can Be Easly Used By Amitures Or Profesionals.

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              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Did not work

              By DrB

              from NY

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Pretty Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Confusing Instructions

              Best Uses

                Comments about Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit:

                I followed the instuctions to the letter to attach the clip to the rear window. Everything worked fine when I tested the current prior to attaching the clip to the glass. Once I attached it to the glass and let dry for a day the defroster did not work. Clip was well attached to the window, no movement there. To test I used a piece of wire and touched the top of the clip to the area around the clip on the glass and the defroster worked fine. The adhesive is supposed to have some sort of current conducting material in it, but it is not doing that. The adhesive sticks, but does not conduct current.

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                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works Fine

                By TY Diver

                from Motor City

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Level 3

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit:

                    It is easy to follow the direction and it works fine. Hopefully, it last long time.

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                    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Easy, and works great!

                    By ImpalaBrian

                    from Albany, NY

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Garage
                    • Upkeep

                    Comments about Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit:

                    Worked great, very easy to use. i called my chevy dealer for an estimate and i was told it would cost about 150.00 to fix the clips. after finding this product online i found it hear the cheapist! Advanced Auto Parts is easy to deal with too.
                    I had a broken off clip and two lines were broken on my grid... (dont ever put duct tape on window!) the "paint" stuff and the glue for the tab worked wonderfuly, my defogger has never worked better until i used this kit. YOU must fully read the intrustions first, but it is step by step. Good Luck, and See Clear!

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                    (53 of 92 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Works Very well!

                    By Jbird

                    from Huntsville, Alabama

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quick Fix

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Garage

                      Comments about Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit:

                      Follow directions carefully. I used it to reattach the left side tab that had fell off. I have a 98' convertible so all the up a down probably worked it loose. Make sure to clean the area on the window where it was attached, and tab, using the sand paper provided. Smooth, flat surface is recommended. Clean with alcohol pad, use activator, apply epoxy compound, hold in place for 1-2 min. DONE (NO WIRE ATTACHED for at least 24 hours)

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                      • Q:

                        DOES THIS KIT COME WITH A TAB?
                        Asked on 12/20/2013 by don from northampton,ma

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Don, glad to assist you! This repair kit contains tab. Complete kit contains everything required for making professional-quality repairs in just minutes. State-of-the-art components and easy-to-follow instructions with photographs.

                          Answered on 12/20/2013 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I have 4 lines in multiple spots on each line will ONE package be enough?
                        Asked on 9/5/2013 by Doug from Burton, mi

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          This Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit -part# 09117 is for repairing a single grid and tab. You would need to buy multiple kits based on the number of damaged spots on your defogger. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 9/6/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        the tab that is on the window is still in place it's the tab that goes on that one that came off. can i still use this repair kit.
                        Asked on 2/11/2013 by karen from thornton colorado

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          This Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit - part# 09117 can be used to repair damaged rear window defogger grids and tabs and includes easy following instructions. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 2/12/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Hi can you tell me how much will this product cost me to ship to malta
                        Asked on 1/26/2013 by mario from malta

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                          Answered on 1/26/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                      • Q:

                        When you place the tab back onto the window should it be in the exact location it broke off. Not sure since it broke off there if there was still an electrical connection it would make.
                        Asked on 9/12/2012 by Dustin from Atlanta, GA

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          The instruction on using the Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit (Part No. 9117) is available as a demo video. Please check this manufacturer's link to check this video: http://www.permatex.com/videos/video_rearwindowdefogger_eng.html
                          For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 9/13/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                      • Q:

                        does this kit come with repair instructions for the grid tabs?
                        Asked on 11/9/2011 by walter from Detroit, MI

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Yes, this product comes with easy-to-follow instructions with photographs.

                          Answered on 11/9/2011 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        will this product repair all areas
                        Asked on 10/1/2011 by Anonymous

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          This kit provides a high-quality repair for damaged rear window defogger grids and tabs.

                          Answered on 10/2/2011 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        How does it work? How do I apply it ?
                        Asked on 6/22/2011 by Acura90 from Jacksonville

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          This kit works great on damaged rear window defogger grids and tabs. There is an easy to follow instructions on the pack for your assistance.

                          Answered on 6/29/2011 by Vincent from AAP
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