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Permatex Windshield Repair Kit

Part No. 09103 Warranty  
Make permanent airtight repairs on most types of damaged laminated windshield glass, including bull's-eyes, star damage and chips up to 1-1/4". Formulated to cure by natural daylight and allow you to make professional-quality repairs with no mixing required. This complete kit provides everything needed for the repair including easy-to-follow instructions with photographs.
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PermatexWindshield Repair Kit
 
3.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home garage (8)
    • Automotive repair shop (4)
    • Roadside repairs (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    be careful if rain x was used...

    Rain X will not allow the glue to get sucked in how it normally would due to capillary action or maybe even from the plunger pushing it in. Rain X will weaken the bond...Read complete review

    Rain X will not allow the glue to get sucked in how it normally would due to capillary action or maybe even from the plunger pushing it in. Rain X will weaken the bond a bunch if you manage to get some in. Get it professionally done if you use or have used rain x, even the washer fluid. Some places have stuff to make it break rain x's bond. The alcohol pad WON'T do it! You can buy stuff for it online but its not cheap.

    If you dont touch the sticky part of the double stick tape with your finger as you peel it and wipe the plastic T before you stick it they will hold very well.

    My windshield had the rain x issue but still got in to some spots. No idea how those will do yet.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS

    I am very detailed about the work I do. I had a very small bullseye on my windshield right in my field of vision so I decided to give this a try instead of...Read complete review

    I am very detailed about the work I do. I had a very small bullseye on my windshield right in my field of vision so I decided to give this a try instead of spending 40 to 60 dollars on a repair service. I watched the video for this product and followed the included instructions precisely. It all seemed to be going fine until I came to the part where you put a little positive pressure on the repair by pushing the plunger down to its' middle lock position. It was working for about 2 minutes(you're supposed to leave it that way for 10 minutes) when all of a sudden, it blew out at the bottom where the base is glued to the windshield and sprayed the repair adhesive all over the place. I had no choice but to leave it alone for the required time and continue with the repair and see what happened. After it cured in the sun and I cleaned up the mess, all this junk did was fill the surface of the chip with the acrylic adhesive and did not penetrate into the glass at all. Stone chip still as annoying as ever and I probably cannot at this point, get it repaired professionally because of the acrylic stuck in the chip. The stick-on adhesive that is used to hold the base temporarily, to the windshield, is obviously not strong enough for the task(yes, I did clean properly with the alcohol pad prior to mounting it). This product is pure trash. I will contact Permatex regarding this.

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    4.0

    Mostly good

    By Tyler the Creator

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Shade tree mechanic

    Verified Buyer
    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Garage

      Comments about Permatex Windshield Repair Kit:

      I've had mostly good luck with these in the past. Follow the instructions to a T. Recognize this isn't meant to fix all kinds of window damage. I have a theory that you could use this to fix surface scratches and chips using only the resin and the curing film and skipping the syringe. It might not work every time, but it is always worth a shot to keep a crack from spreading.

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      5.0

      Do it right and don't complain!

      By twiceaweek

      from Dalton Pa.

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ring Hard 2 Remove

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop

        Comments about Permatex Windshield Repair Kit:

        Read the directions and watch the YouTube video that they reference in the paperwork. Then, read the directions again. If you don't have a mechanical background, this might throw you. But once you understand what to do it is very easy.
        MAKE SURE to use the alcohol pad (Supplied) liberally! This is what the adhesive seal is counting on. If the damaged area is not thoroughly cleaned, the adhesive ring may not stick. Check the ring (From the inside)for ANY air bubbles before proceeding!
        Follow the rest of the directions. BTW. When they reefer to the "second" Notch on the syringe, they mean the one closest to the bottom of the plunger. The first, of course, would be the one closest to the top of the plunger.
        Using the razor blade to scrape off the ring after the adhesive is injected and set up is easier said than done. It takes lots of patience and muscle. Take your time. It does come off.
        I have had the adhesive in my stone chip for about a month now and no spreading of the crack what so ever. I am hoping it will last through the nest winter. So far so good!

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        4.0

        Quick and easy fix

        By A busy Mom

        from San Benito, TX

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Prevents Further Cracking

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Automotive Repair Shop
          • Home Garage
          • Roadside Repairs

          Comments about Permatex Windshield Repair Kit:

          This product came with easy to follow instructions and worked as described.

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          1.0

          Disappointing, will not buy again

          By Average Joe

          from Radford, VA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

          Pros

            Cons

            • Doesn't work

            Best Uses

              Comments about Permatex Windshield Repair Kit:

              Followed the directions precisely, however when finished chip (bullseye) did not look much different.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              JUNK - Do not waste your money

              By RichM1983

              from Charleston, WV

              Comments about Permatex Windshield Repair Kit:

              I purchased this product to fill a little spot int he center of my windshield. Everything about the product seemed great. I put the car in my garage to begin the process. I only made it to step 4 or so. I put the adhesive disk on my windshield. Then I put the pedestal on. I applied more pressure than I was comfortable with due to the chip and fear of a crack beginning. Once I did that I started to fill the pedestal with resin when all of a sudden it starts running all over the place. The adhesive bond between the disk and pedestal would NOT hold and the resin poured out . Item was junk and a waste of money.

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              much better than the 3M Product

              By Chris

              from Lapeer, MI

              About Me Competitive Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Upkeep

                Comments about Permatex Windshield Repair Kit:

                Your 3M product failed me. Unlike this product, it used pressure to force in the apoxy. It caused additional cracking in my windshield when used. I was really mad! U need to remove it from your shelves, this product is MUCH better.

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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                DIY Permatex Windshield Repair Kit

                By 44RedHawk

                from Rural New Hampshire

                About Me Truck Enthusiast

                Pros

                • All Inclusive
                • Easy To Use
                • Economical
                • Simple Instructions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Garage

                  Comments about Permatex Windshield Repair Kit:

                  I suggest watching the short, informative YouTube instruction video beforehand. Also, have some Isopropyl alcohol and two cotton rags handy as the tiny alcohol swab included in the kit is insufficient. And don't forget to chisel out all the tiny broken glass shards from the impact point. Do all of your prep work on another surface and NOT the hood of your vehicle as the resin is very detrimental to paint finish. This product works as advertised and comes highly recommended. One final note: the end results are about 95% cosmetically effective on a chipped bullseye of approximately 1 inch diameter.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  works effectively as advertised

                  By Bimmer Jim

                  from Southern MD

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Onetime Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Garage
                  • Pass Inspection
                  • Upkeep

                  Comments about Permatex Windshield Repair Kit:

                  The online video was not totally consistent with the instructions (i.e green side of pad on windshield and white for the suction support). but overall easy to apply. My damage included a .25 dia chip which the glue filled but I expect it to chip out at some point. The cracks were reduced in size but are still visible upon close observation, measuring about .1 in on two sides from center. Would have liked to do more than one application with the kit, but alas only enough glue and pad for one.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Product review

                  By Mike

                  from Kansas City

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Automotive Repair Shop
                    • Home Garage
                    • Roadside Repairs

                    Comments about Permatex Windshield Repair Kit:

                    The repair was easy to use. It has only been a couple of weeks since the windshield was repaired but no problems. I have paid someone to do the repair and saw no difference in using this product and the professional repair.

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    As good as any proffessional repair.

                    By '06 Ranger

                    from Gloucester,Va. 23061

                    About Me Casual Driver

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Garage

                      Comments about Permatex Windshield Repair Kit:

                      I have paid for two seperate windshield repairs from a professional repair shop at over $60 each. When my windshield was chipped yet again on my wife's car, I looked online to see if there was a DIY option out there. I purchased this product at Advance Auto, followed instructions online, and made the repair myself. Could not be more pleased with the results. I will add that I watched the instructions carefully several times before attempting to make the repair. Total repair time start to finish was less than 1 hour including the drive to Advance Auto.

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                      • Q:

                        Can this be used in crack windshield or just for chips only?
                        Asked on 6/27/2012 by Rodge from Virginia bch. Virginia

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Permatex Windshield Repair Kit makes repairs to most types of damaged laminated windshield glass, including bullseye’s, star damage in just a few minutes. This complete kit provides everything needed for the repair. No mixing is required and it cures by natural daylight., PRODUCT BENEFITS: Easy to use, Everything required for repair is included, Easy to follow instructions, Fast curing, Repairs bullseye’s, star damage and cracks., TYPICAL APPLICATIONS: Repairs bullseye’s, star damage, small spider webs in laminated automotive windshields., DIRECTIONS FOR USE: For Bullseye, Small Spider Web and Star Damage Perform repairs in a shaded area with the windshield temperatures between 50° F and 75° F. CAUTION: Do not allow the resin in the syringe to come into contact with the car’s finish as this may cause damage. 1. Clean out any loose glass particles from PIT (hole caused by striking object) of the break using push pin provided. Clean the area surrounding the break using a dry cloth or paper towel., 2. Peel backing off one side of adhesive seal. Line up hole in seal with PIT (tab pointing upward). Press seal to glass. Run fingers around seal to insure a tight bond., 3. Peel backing from TOP side of adhesive., 4. Line up the pedestal with the adhesive seal making sure tabs match up. Press the pedestal to seal. Run fingers around pedestal to insure a tight bond., 5. Cut tip off resin container (about 1/8 inch) to open stem. Place stem 1/4 inch into pedestal opening. Slowly squeeze resin tube, releasing resin into the pedestal. Continue squeezing resin tube and remove from pedestal. Wipe any excess resin from tip with cloth and save empty container for Step 10., 6. Press fit injector into pedestal. Insure that the connection is tight., 7. Hold injector in one hand, pull plunger upward with the other hand. Lock plunger by ENGAGING LOWER notch in plunger with spring clip. Release hands and allow devise to remain in locked position. LET SIT FOR 10 MINUTES then proceed to Step 8., 8. Remove injector form pedestal momentarily (to let air in). Replace injector as in Step 6. DEPRESS plunger downward and ENGAGE UPPER notch with spring clip. LET SIT FOR A MINIMUM OF20 MINUTES then proceed to Step 9., 9. Remove injector and discard. Loosen the outer edges of pedestal with safety razor. Once top part of pedestal and seal is bent away from the glass, grip the pedestal tab and SLOWLY pull tab away. Wipe and remove excess resin., 10. Hold resin container in one hand and make ready the clear yellow curing film in the other hand. Slowly squeeze the resin container applying a drop of resin into the PIT. Place the clear yellow curing film over the PIT holding resin in the PIT., 11. Run safety razor lightly over the clear yellow film to vent out any air bubbles. NOTE: Ultra violet sun rays cure the resin. Park vehicle in direct sunlight for 15 minutes. (On hazy days, park vehicle outside for a minimum of 1 hour)., 12. Once resin has cured, carefully remove curing strip by peeling it away from windshield. FINISHING TIPS: If the surface of the glass is uneven, the safety razor provided may be used to remove any excess cured resin from windshield. Clean windshield with glass cleaner or alcohol swab. For Cleanup: 1. Wipe up any excess resin with a clean cloth or paper towel., 2. Cured resin must be scraped off windshield with safety razor., 3. Clean hands with Fast Orange hand cleaner.
                          For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                          Answered on 6/28/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                      • Q:

                        will this repair cracks
                        Asked on 3/6/2012 by cyndy

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          This Permatex windshield repair kit is for chipped windows. If your windshield is cracked, it will not repair it. If your windshield is cracked or beginning to crack it is too late to try and repair your windshield.

                          Answered on 3/7/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                      • Q:

                        will it work on scrathes?
                        Asked on 6/24/2011 by ron from marysville,ohio 43040

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          No, that is not the kind of damage it is designed for.

                          Answered on 6/28/2011 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Can this product fix scratched windshields due to the wiping of a blade that has metal rubbing on the windshield?
                        Asked on 10/10/2010 by chesbro from girard, oh

                        2 answers

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          No, that is not the kind of damage it is designed for.

                          Answered on 10/11/2010 by Mike the master of auto parts from AAP
                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                          A:

                          No

                          Answered on 11/16/2010 by chroba from Houston Texas
                      • Q:

                        Does this make the crack dissapear?
                        Asked on 8/14/2010 by cracked windshield girl

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Repairs bull's-eyes, star damage and chips up to 1-1/4" does not include cracks.

                          Answered on 8/15/2010 by MARIE from AAP
                      • Q:

                        What's the difference between "Windshield Repair Kit" and "Bullseye Windshield Repair Kit?"
                        Asked on 8/1/2010 by Peter from Philadelphia

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          this purduct repairs more than just bulleyes cracks, but a varies of different types of cracks including those scratches made by bad windshield wipers

                          Answered on 8/14/2010 by luz from aap
                      • Q:

                        can this kit be used to repair more than 1 crack, say 4 to 5 small knicks?
                        Asked on 5/21/2010 by Dblock from Va

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          The permatex website shows this only being enough to repair 1 chip.

                          Answered on 5/21/2010 by Mike from AAP
                      • Q:

                        will this product repair hair line crack on windshield?
                        Asked on 4/18/2010 by win from majuro

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          No this will not.

                          Answered on 5/12/2010 by Mike from AAP
                      • Q:

                        i have a big foot long crack. it won't fix this?
                        Asked on 4/4/2010 by Anonymous

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          I do not believe this would fix your crack. It is too big.

                          Answered on 4/28/2010 by Mike from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Will this product repair windshield scratchs due to bad wiper blades?
                        Asked on 10/27/2009 by Anonymous

                        2 answers

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          The windshield repair kit is meant repair small scratches caused by various things.

                          Answered on 10/29/2009 by Mike from Advance Auto Parts
                        • A:

                          NO. It is a thin acrylic that seeps into the crack, hardens and prevents the crack from spreading. You have to buy a new windshield. It's a fact of life.

                          Answered on 11/6/2009 by youwish from Metro DC
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