Explaining the Windscreen Repair Process: What Happens in the Workshop

Ever wondered what really happens behind those workshop doors when your car's windscreen gets repaired? Transparency matters to us, and at MotorGlass, we believe the more you know, the better. So, let’s get down to the intricate details of what goes on during a windscreen repair at our state-of-the-art workshop.

Assessment and Diagnosis

The first thing you should know is that not all windscreen damage is created equal. Small chips might appear trivial, but their location could significantly affect your driving safety. At MotorGlass, we don't just give it a cursory glance. Our technicians use digital measuring tools to accurately gauge the depth, length, and location of the damage. This diagnostic stage is a critical step in our repair process, allowing us to make the best decision for your specific needs.

In-Depth Repair Procedure

Initial Cleaning and Preparation

Before you paint a wall, you prime it. Similarly, the windscreen must be immaculate before any repair starts. MotorGlass doesn’t just swipe it down; we use a patented cleaning solution specially designed to eliminate even microscopic dirt particles. This preparation ensures that the repair resin creates a strong bond with your windscreen.

Applying the Repair Resin

Here's where things get interesting. Generic resins just won’t cut it at MotorGlass. We have an arsenal of different resins, each formulated to tackle specific types of damage and tailored to various weather conditions. This specialized approach ensures your windscreen can withstand the challenges of your daily drive.

Curing and Polishing

After the resin is applied, it's not just left to dry. We cure it with ultraviolet light to harden and bond the resin to the glass. MotorGlass uses calibrated UV curing lamps designed to work in synergy with our unique resins. Once the resin cures, we polish the area to restore it to its original state, so you won't even notice where the damage was.

Sealant Application

Sealants are the unsung heroes of windscreen repairs. At MotorGlass, we use a specialized polymer sealant that goes above and beyond basic protection. It not only seals your repair but also offers water-repellent features and minimizes glare, further enhancing your driving experience.

Final Inspection

You're not leaving our workshop without a comprehensive final inspection. Our technicians go through a detailed checklist that complies with Australian safety standards. If your repaired windscreen doesn’t pass our stringent tests, it won't leave the workshop until it does.

Time Frame and Cost

Now, with all these meticulous procedures, you might wonder about the time and cost. Remarkably, MotorGlass has refined this complex process to be both efficient and affordable. Most repairs are completed within an hour, and we offer competitive pricing that provides value for every dollar spent.

Post-Repair Care: Extending the Life of Your Windscreen

Now that your windscreen has been expertly repaired at MotorGlass, you're probably wondering what next steps you can take to maximize the life of your auto glass. Your newly repaired windscreen may look and feel as good as new, but certain best practices will ensure it stays that way for a long time.

First, avoid washing your car for at least 24 hours after the repair. Water can interfere with the recently applied sealant and resin, potentially weakening the repair. 

Second, try to minimize unnecessary vibrations and jolts, like going over speed bumps at high speed, for the first few days after the repair. Such movements can put stress on the repaired area, compromising its integrity.

Lastly, be cautious with temperature changes. Try not to blast hot air on a cold windscreen, or cold air on a hot one, as this can cause stress and potential cracking in the newly repaired area.

By adhering to these post-repair care guidelines, you'll ensure that your MotorGlass repair stands the test of time, keeping you safer on the road.


So, there you have it, a detailed, step-by-step guide to what actually happens when your windscreen is expertly repaired at MotorGlass. It's not just a job for us; it's a craft. Why settle for anything less when your safety and comfort are on the line? Trust your vehicle to MotorGlass, where unparalleled quality meets cutting-edge expertise at every step of the way.