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DIY How to repair a windshield rock chip bull’s eye for $10


Easy step-by-step picture and video instructions on how to repair your windshield rock chip / bull’s eye. Repairing a windshield rock chip takes about 30 minutes. Even if you are doing the repair for the first time. So go ahead, do it all yourself, it’s easy.  It is better to repair a rock chip to prevent the damage from spreading to unaffected areas of the windshield. The repair will reduce the risk of the windshield getting a crack and will also reduce the visibility of the rock chip.

We have included links to two of the highest ranked kits.  You could use either one and the results should be the same. Both of these kits are highly ranked on Amazon. We used the Blue Star Rock Chip repair kit in this case. As you will see below the steps are easy, but make sure to follow the steps as outlined in the kit that you will receive. They may differ a little bit from kit to kit.

Parts needed: Windshield Repair Kit 

Our  two favorite kits are:

The choice is yours.


 Repairing a windshield rock chip takes about 40 minutes if you are doing the repair for the first time. A couple of notes before we begin.
  • We will show you how to use a syringe-type kit to fix the rock chip. Please understand that at first you will be sucking the resin out of the break (to clear air bubbles) and then forcing it back in with air pressure. Practice locking the plunger in the two positions, vacuum & pressure,  before squeezing in the resin.
  • Be careful to press the doughnut-shaped adhesive onto the windshield firmly all the way around. When we didn’t pay enough attention to this step, the resin worked its way through and trickled down the windshield.

Step by step instructions

  1. Get a windshield repair kitany of these kits on Amazon should work. windshield rock chip repair15
  2. Clean the area and the chip. Use a sharp object like a razor blade or a pin to scrape out the loose pieces of glass or dirt. Do not use any type of liquid. The area needs to be dry for this repair to work.windshield rock chip repair13
  3. Mount seal on the windshield. Peel backing off the one side of the adhesive seal. Press seal into the glass making sure that the rock chip is in the center. Put some pressure with your finger to make sure it is sticking all around.
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    Fix Rock Chip Damage on Windshield
  4. Peel off the paper backing from the top of the seal exposing the adhesive on place the pedestal. windshield rock chip repair18
  5. Install Pedestal. Mount the pedestal to the adhesive seal. Press pedestal firmly to the glass. Make sure it is a right bond.windshield rock chip repair20
  6. Place resin into the pedestal.  First cut the tip of the resin container. You will need to leave a small drop of resin for a latter step. Even if you squeeze out the whole resin, don’t worry. Leave the resin container upside down with the cap on it. This will allow that any residual resin collects to the tip of the resin bottle which you will use at a latter time.windshield rock chip repair21
  7. Connect the syringe to the pedestal. Make sure to press it firmly into the pedestal. Place the pin into the syringe if your kits comes with the pin.windshield rock chip repair23
  8. Lock plunger into the VACUUM position. This step will suck the air from the little cracks in the windshield caused by the rock chip. You don’t need to hold it in lock position by hand, it should hold by itself. Let in vacuum position for 10 min. windshield rock chip repair25
  9. Remove the pin. This will allow that the syringe gets filled with air. Then place the pin back on.
  10. Move plunger to pressure position. Push the plunger down/in to create pressure inside the syringe. Make sure to lock the plunger into this position.windshield rock chip repair23
  12. Remove pedestal. Using a razor carefully remove the pedestal from the glass.windshield rock chip repair29
  13. Fill pit. Get the small resin bottle and place a drop of resin in the center of the rock chip. Place the curing film over the center making sure there is some resin in the center of the rock chip.windshield rock chip repair30
  14. Let it resin dry for 15 min. Let it cure in the sun. The ultra violet sun rays cure the resin.
  15. Clean. Using a safety razor remove the film and any dry resin sticking to your windshield.
  16. That’s it. You are done.windshield rock chip repair32


Why repair a a rock chip damage? 

The primary reason is that you want to avoid getting a crack developed in your windshield because of the rock chip damage. The secondary benefits is that the rock chip will be much less visible to the eye. The size of the rock chip/ bull eye should reduce by more than 80%. In case you were wondering, in many states it is illegal to drive with a broken windshield. So don’t let that rock chip turn into a windshield replacement.

Which is the best rock chip repair kit? 

BlueStar kit works great, but Rain X can be used more than once and it is also ranked #1 in Amazon at the time of this writing.

How does rock chip repair work. 
An ultraviolet light curable resin is injected into the damaged area of the glass. Once the resin is cured, it creates a bond between the portions of the windshield separated by the damage.
How much does a windshield rock chip (bull eye damage) repair costs? 
If you have to pay out of pocket the repair could cost from $50 to $80. When the “Free rock chip” repair places get your insurance information, they charge the insurance for the repair. They usually charge the insurance around $80. When you do it yourself you spend $10.
How do “Free Rock Chip” repair places work? 
We are glad you ask this question as we all know that nothing is really free. Your insurance pays for the repair. In many cases the insurance companies will waive your deductible for a rock chip repairs.  It works only if you have glass coverage in your insurance, otherwise you will get a bill in the mail. Insurance companies are very familiar with how these places work. The “Free Rock Chip” repair places get your insurance information and bill the insurance anywhere from $80 to $120. Why put something like this in your insurance claims history? If you have 30 min you can do the repair yourself and spend less than $10. It may sound like it is a complicated repair but it’s not and we know you can do it.

DIY How to fix a windshield chip crack, bull’s eye videos.

These videos will show you how to repair a rock chip / bulls eye in a broken windshield.

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