|Repairing the Minnie's Windshield|
I decided to take the day off from the gym so Larry decided to work on repairing the Minnie's windshield. A couple of weeks ago the rearview mirror fell off the windshield, Larry decided to reattach it using some double sided industrial tape.While he was pressing the mirror on the windshield cracked, who would have thought you could crack a windshield by pressing on it? He did some research on YouTube about repairing cracked windshields. Then he did some research on repair kits and decided to order the Rain-x kit from Amazon. This morning was the perfect time to do this project. Before starting he rewatched a video he had found on YouTube. He assembled the repair kit, then he drilled a small hole by the end of the crack to try and prevent the crack from spreading. He used his Dremel with a diamond bit designed for drilling glass. Once this was done he lubed the suction cups on the repair tool to let the tool slide along the windshield while filling the crack. In the tool there is an area where the resin goes in. Larry filled the tool with resin and I went inside the Minnie to help guide him on the crack. He did a great job. We ran out of resin and didn't get enough resin in a couple of spots. There would have been enough resin but we wasted a bit figuring out what we were doing. When we finished putting the resin in the crack Larry put some sheets of plastic with a little resin on them over the crack. The resin cures via UV rays from the sun and the sheets are needed so the curing process works. In full sunlight the resin should cure in about 20 minutes, because the overhead of the camper extends out past the windshield it will not get direct sunshine until later in the day. Since we had run out of resin we decided to go to town and see if we could find another repair kit. We ended up buying a 3M kit at Auto Zone. When we got home Larry read reviews on the 3M kit and most of them were negative. The biggest complaint was the resin never setup. That's when Larry did a little more research and found out you have to use the plastic strips on the crack so the resin will cure. After dinner Larry cleaned the excess resin and lube off the windshield, the crack is much better but he decided he's going to try using the 3M kit where we missed on the crack and on a star that was in the windshield when we purchased to Minnie years ago.
|The kit we used to repair the windshield|
|What came in the kit|
|Drilling hole to stop the crack from spreading|
|Applying the lube on the suction cups|
|Making sure the resin is holding|
|Scraping the excess resin off windshield|
|Q see Security System cameras and components for them|
|Q see NVR and components|
|Security camera installed in the hall|
|Screwing the camera plate before installing it|
|Drilling holes for the camera plate|
|Screwing the camera plate to the eaves of the house|
|Installing the camera to the eaves of the house|
In the evening we watched YouTube videos and we watched the movie, Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows on dvd. Then I worked on my book and played computer games until it was time to go to bed. Larry had a busy day doing a couple projects. But he had fun doing them.