You read the title right…RV Windshield Repair for $10.00! (Prices vary) No, I am not kidding and it is not all that hard. In fact with the Rain-X Windshield Rain Kit that you can get from Amazon, you will be prepared to stop a rock chip and small spider crack from spreading to the point the windshield needs to be replaced.
Not a lot of people seem to know about these kits. In fact when I was making the below video, we had 4 people stop and ask what I was doing. When I told them, each of them replied they did not know such a thing was available.
Sure you can call a windshield repair guy to come take care of it. But what if you are not in a area that they will be able to get to you any time soon. You run the chance of that currently small rock hit becoming a full size windshield crack that now requires the windshield to be replaced.
It happened to us. We had a rock hit and called to get it repaired. They could not get to us that day and by the next morning due to the cold, we work up to that rock hit now being a full size crack. We then needed the entire windshield replaced. See blog post here.
So having a chip repair kit on-board could make all the difference and it really is not all that hard to use. However, there is one thing you really need to know. Once you use the kit, if it does not turn out well, a chip repair guy can not then come in and fix it. This is because the resin that is used would now be blocking the path for his resin to get into the crack. I will say however, I have personally repaired this current windshield four times now and a one other time it was done by a professional. All four of my repairs actually came out better then his. (Maybe I am just lucky.)
So, without going on and on, we made a video talking about the kit and showing an actual repair we did on our windshield. The things we do for our readers. It was quite hard chipping the glass just right in order to make the video for you. (Kidding!!!!!!)
As it turns out, we JUST had our first rock chip in 2 years of travel! And yes, profanity was involved upon discovering it! But, we did the windshield repair kit dance also, and it came out very nearly like yours. Because we could not get to it right away because we were out where no stores exist and didn’t already carry a kit, we covered it with puppy pee pad material and packaging tape to keep the moisture out of it. It worked. We went through heavy fog and drizzly rain and the rock chip was dry. We carry a kit now. Thank you for the reassuring video. Hope you two are doing well. Tren and Josh
Great tip, thanks!
We have fixed a few rock chips on both our Allegro Bus and our Jeep with the very same kit. I works great. Much cheaper than replacing your window! If you can’t repair it right away put clear packing tape on both sides of the damage and hopefully that will keep it from running until you can fix it. Varying temps, water and dirt are what makes it run.
Great idea. Didn’t know that stuff was even OUT there. Thanks.
Great item to keep in my RV. I just bought 2 on amazon now. Thanks Guys!
NO, NO, NO don’t do it. This is no comparison to a professional job. They drill out the glass and will drill spider cracks to stop them and then force the resin much farther in to the crack. Get a chip, cover it with tape. Once you do one of these kits you can’t get a good professional job done.
Dave thanks for the review on the Rain-X windshield repair kit. I used it today on a small rock chip on our Honda Fit. Small spider cracks (about the size of a dime). The process worked quick and easy and looks great.