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

Part No. 09117 Warranty Details  
$15.99
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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
 
3.6

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Can withstand use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home garage (10)
  • Upkeep (5)
  • Automotive repair shop (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (8), Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worked well

Worked like is was supposed to. Not very difficult to do. Better to use removeable masking tape instead of the template supplied with the kit.

Worked like is was supposed to. Not very difficult to do. Better to use removeable masking tape instead of the template supplied with the kit.

VS

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.

Reviewed by 27 customers

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5.0

Works great!!

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit:

Quick and easy repair

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It works

By 

from Detroit, MI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dries Fast
  • Easy to use
  • Shake it well

Cons

  • The stencil sucks

Best Uses

    Comments about Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit:

    Great product for the job. Find the breaks in the defrost grids, tape off with painters tape, the stencil sucks that's provided, and paint the solution on. It's important that you remove the tape quickly otherwise solution will peel off with the tape.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By 

    from Jackson, MI

    About Me Casual Driver

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop
      • Home Garage
      • Upkeep

      Comments about Permatex Complete Rear Window Defogger Repair Kit:

      Had about a half dozen large breakouts, up to a full six inches long. Applied this product as directed, except for using masking tape in place of the included stencil. One kit did the trick. All lines (including the 6 inch long repairs) now work great. Highly recommended!

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Fix

      By 

      from Toms River, NJ

      About Me Casual Driver

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      Helpful Reviewer

      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!

          (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Follow the driections and it will work!

          By 

          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!

            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The product worked to put my tab back on

            By 

            from Lancaster, NY

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            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.

              (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Product performed exactly as advertised

              By 

              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.

              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works Fine

              By 

              from Motor City

              About Me Casual Driver

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              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.

                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Easy, and works great!

                  By 

                  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!

                  (53 of 92 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works Very well!

                  By 

                  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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                    9 Questions | 9 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      I have 2 repairs to do my rear window defogger, I have to repaint the area the tab came off and glue a replacement tab. How long do I need to wait before gluing a new tab on a painted area?
                      Asked on 12/26/2014 by Janet will try anything once from IN

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Hi Janet, happy to help you! For the complete specifications and direction of use of this part please visit this link. URL - file:///C:/Users/aapwebcare/Downloads/09117.pdf

                        Answered on 12/27/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • 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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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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