A legacy of service: An interview with retiring GlasWeld Manager of Technical Services Randy Mackey

On January X, 2017, Randy Mackey will end his (X)-year career at the GlasWeld. Since 1985, Mackey has been an integral part of GlasWeld, serving as its Manager of Technical Services for (X) of those years. He is nationally recognized as an innovative leader in windshield repair, focusing on providing the highest level of tools & training to technicians from around the ...

RV? Semi truck? How do I repair a vertical glass windshield?

How do I address repairing a vertical windshield? Let's say it's a recreational vehicle, semi-truck, or maybe even the sidelight of a vehicle where the injector needs to be pretty much horizontal to the glass on a vertical piece of glass?  The first thing to understand with vertical glass windshield repair is that to achieve the proper vacuum and resin ...

How long will it take to recoup my initial investment for a GlasWeld windshield repair kit?

How long will it take me to recoup my initial investment if I buy a professional glass windshield repair kit? Let's take a look at a conservative scenario for windshield repair. Generally speaking, most windshield repair technicians in the US market, on the low end, charge $45 per repair for retail repair work. That's what you would Bill to your ...

How deep of a glass scratch can the Gforce system remove?

How deep of a glass scratch can I remove? The first thing to understand is that depth is usually not the issue. It has more to do with the quantity and length of the scratch, then the actual depths of scratch being removed. The Gforce polishing system allows you to remove most typical production scratches in a relatively short period ...

How to price your glass scratch removal services

Another very common question we get about the Gforce glass scratch removal system is how much should I charge for glass scratch removal? If you’re asking that question, it’s likely that you’re doing work for a job site, a construction company, or maybe you’re a glass shop wanting to offer glass scratch removal services to your customers. Generally speaking, you ...

How does Gclear OE grade headlight coating work?

How does the Gclear OE grade coating work? What is the chemistry behind it? Simply put, Gclear headlight restoration coating is based on an OE formula. When a vehicle leaves the manufacturer, it does so with a similar UV cured hard coat. We have adapted that formula to make it more user-friendly in the field. Gclear provides a wipe on solution that ...

How much should I charge for professional headlight restoration?

How much should I charge my customers for a professional headlight restoration service? Well, the answer is somewhere between $65 and about $165. I know those are two drastic extremes but of course, every market is different, so it's important to understand your local market and what your competitors are charging and also factoring in the level of service and ...

What windshield repair training does GlasWeld provide?

Well, the first thing is our QuickStart guide, included in every kit. Its laminated information that shows exactly how to accomplish a proper repair, with with images and instructions. In addition to familiarizing you with the standards here in the US market. In addition to that, you'll get a DVD which will have all of the videos which you can ...

What to look for in a professional windshield repair kit.

When deciding on a professional windshield repair system, the first thing we should look at is technology. Technology and innovation matters, particularly in the sense that technology allows for you to get an excellent repair even when the situation is not ideal. When climate factors are involved or when you are working with a difficult break. Technology can help you get the ...

How much should I charge for a repair?

That's a loaded question, every market is different, whether you're in the US or whether you're in another country. So the first piece of advice is just to do your research, make some phone calls and find out what your competition is charging to understand your local market. Do the local insurance companies provide complete glass coverage? Is there a glass deductible ...