November/December  2001

WGRReports
    repair news

IN THE PAPERS
Repair Makes Waves in News
PR Newswire recently featured a story submitted by Pittsburgh-based PPG Prostars on whether consumers should repair or replace their windshields in the case of a break—encouraging repairs when the breaks are small and caught early.

“Repair can be a smart alternative to replacement under certain circumstances, and if it’s done properly,” said Carolyn Armentrout, senior account manager for the company. “If the chip spreads into a crack from vibrations or rapid temperature changes, it could mean you’d need to replace the glass.”
The story also encourages consumers to choose repair over replacement because insurance companies will often waive the deductible on a repair.

In other good news for the repair industry, Superglass Windshield Repair of Orlando, Fla., opened its 211th shop in early July. 

NEW PRODUCTS
Delta Kits Allows Customers to Design Own Windshield Repair Kits
Delta Kits Inc. of Eugene, Ore., has available a variety of windshield repair products to suit most windshield repair needs. The company offers several styles of bridges and injection assemblies. In addition, its various lamp styles include battery-operated, 115-volt, 12-volt, mini, extra-long for cracks and dual-voltage models. Drills are available in 4.8-volt cordless, 7.2-volt cordless and 115-volt models. In addition, the company offers several types of resins, carbide burs, injector seals, curing film and other options.

“Customers appreciate the opportunity to design their own windshield repair system that includes all the components they desire without having to pay for items that they may already have or don’t feel they need,” said Brent Deines, president of Delta Kits. 

AGRR

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