Suffering a cracked or chipped windscreen? Not sure what to do about it? Here at Australia Business News, we’ve got you covered with the top 5 windscreen repair kits in Australia!
Coming in first in our list is the UFIXIT windscreen repair kit. This superb kit had our windscreen in brilliant condition in just under 25 minutes.
We tried the UFIXIT windscreen kit on both a 7cm windscreen crack on a 4WD and a 35mm windscreen star chip. The video instructions made it super easy to use. Both repairs were simple and quick, with an end result that was astounding even to us. It was nearly impossible to find where we had done the job in the first place.
The UFIXIT windscreen repair kit works for multiple repairs. Meanwhile, the resin bottle lasts up to a massive 5 years once opened, which is a lot longer than many of its competitors. They say it works best on small round damages no larger than 30 mm in diameter and cracks no longer that 100 mm in length although our chip was slightly larger and it worked just as well.
There were many reasons for this windscreen repair kit taking 1st place, ease of use, value for money with multiple repairs per kit, great instructions and video tutorials and a stellar end result.
We also found this to be the only product specifically designed for Australian conditions.
Available at over 2000 stores, you can purchase a UFIXIT windscreen repair kit from most automotive retailers including Supercheap, Repco, Bursons Auto Parts, BCF, Autopro and Autobarn. You can also visit ufixit.com.au to purchase online.
Next on our list is the Rain-X Windscreen Repair Kit.
This fantastic kit helps minimise the appearance and stop the spread of cracks in your windshield. Rain-X also removes air from the crack, fills it with durable resin and makes it even stronger than before. The kit works best on round damage not more than one inch in diameter, and cracks up 30 cm in length.
This kit is very similar to the UFIXIT kit, but we found these instructions more confusing and also could not find any videos instructions on the Rain-x Australia website. This kit seems to be made for the US market and all of their packaging seems to be for the US so after sales service might be an issue.
We also found their resin to be less effective and easier to use in our repair test.
Placing third on our list of the top 5 windscreen repair kits is the Permatex kit. This wonderful addition gives you permanent repair as well, so you won’t have to think about replacing your windscreen.
This DIY kit makes long lasting, air-tight repairs on bullseye damage on most laminated windshields. The kit also provides all the necessary tools for a single-use repair, making no mixing unnecessary. Once applied, your windscreen repair will be barely visable.
The main downside of this kit is, it is a single use kit. Once you have stuck the suction cap into position using the double sided tape, you can’t reposition it. This makes the cost per repair more expensive than other kits if you have multiple repairs to do.
Coming in at number 4, J-B Weld Windshield Saver™ is a patented windshield repair system that allows for the DIY repair of damage such as “bullseye”, “star”, and “stone chips” of up to 1 1/4″ diameter. The single component resin, along with the pressure lock controlled pedestal and syringe system, allows for the evacuation of existing air in the windshield cracks and penetration of the resin to fill the voids with a clear, sun-activated, fast curing acrylic resin.
This kit is similar to the Permatex kit and is a single repair kit. It also uses a syringe and double sided tape on the suction cap to hold it in place. It also appears to be designed for the US market.
Finally number 5 on our list of the best windscreen repair kits is The Blue Star windshield repair system.
This great little system is specifically designed for the do-it-yourself market.
The repair process is cost effective, simple, fast and easy to use. It also cures in sunlight and produces a single professional quality repair.
This kit is the same style of kit as Permatex and J-B Weld, it uses a syringe and suction cap stuck to the windscreen with double sided tape. It does use an extra part on the syringe, a needle used to create the vacuum which we found to be tricky to achieve. It is also designed for the US market and again only a single use kit, so if doing multiple repairs it is quite expensive.
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