So I read online around April 1st that you can fix a cracked cell phone using a windshieldrepair kit.
Naturally, even though it was April 1st I was intrigued and I decided to try it on my own. Even if it didn’t end up fixing the cell phone, at least I got tolearn the basics of car windshield repair. The iPhone 5C is 100% functional except forthe cracked glass on top of the screen. The repair kit comes with glass resin and plastic 16 Totally Doable DIY Projects That All Solve More Than One Problem shields that help the resin cure smoothly over the crack in the windshield. First I’mgoing to go ahead and clean the screen off. The point of windshield repair is to get theresin in-between the glass chunks inside the glass itself and this makes the crack effectively disappear.
Normally on a car you would use some suction cups and a pressure pump to squirtthe resin down into the chip or crack, but with a cell phone, the added pressure mightcrack the LCD. So I tried to “v” down into the crack with a little razor blade hopingthat the resin would absorb in. Once the resin is applied, I can put the plastic curing stripsover the top. This helps cure the glue when placed under sunlight. With UV light fromthe sun, the glue will dry or cure within Hi, this is Doug Benson on behalf of Expert Village. I’m going to show you how to balance your checkb… 5 or 10 minutes. With this UV light from myshop it will only take about 2 or 3 minutes to cure.
After the glue is cured, you canpeel off the plastic and scrape the hardened resin off with a razor blade. The windshield resin did not hide the cracks completely, but it did make the cracks much smoother. It also made the phone smell toxic, so that’s a plus with holding it up to your face. Soit looks like the myth is more or less busted. A windshield repair kit works well on windshields,but not on a cell phone. One thing I would do differently if I try to do this again issee if I can get more pressure on the glue to force it down inside of the crack and helpit hide there. Either way it was a fun project.
I learned something new and hopefully youdid too.