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Ultra Bond Sues Safelite - Full Complaint

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CNN: Auto insurers accused of pushing cheap and sometimes dangerous windshield repairs

BREAKING: Auto insurers accused of pushing cheap and sometimes dangerous repairs(CNN) Car repair shops say auto insurance companies are coercing them to use cheap parts and sometimes dangerous practices to fix vehicles involved in accidents.Headlights held together by glue, dented rims and a new hood that's already coming apart are among the kinds of parts [...]

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Minnesota orders Insurance Company to Cease and Desist from Using Safelite Solutions

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, pursuant to Minn, Stat. § 45.027, subd. 6 (2014), that Respondents shall pay to the state of Minnesota a civil penalty in the amount of $150,000,00. IT IS, FURTHER ORDERED, pursuant to Minn. Stat. §45.027, subd. 5(a) (2014), that Respondents shall cease and desist from using Safelite Solutions, or any [...]

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Campfield's Initiatives to Become ANSI Standards

Two initiatives that NWRA president Richard Campfield brought to the NWRA Board will become ANSI Standards. Initiative #1: About a year ago Campfield began lobbing the board to acquire the equipment to fracture test, compare and publish the results of OE versus Aftermarket windshields identical to the fracture test that his Edgeguard affiliated company did [...]

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Previous Damage Significantly Weakens Windshield

Did you know that it takes 9,400 psi to propagate a crack with a non-damaged windshield. But it only take 800 psi to propagate a crack when the windshield has a stone chip? Let your customers know that is why they should have you repair their windshield. Ultra Bond is the only known resin [...]

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Birds Penetrating Windshields Injure and Kill

The BirdsNot a week goes by these days without a person, animals, objects and even birds penetrating windshields- injuring and killing people. What is particularly alarming is that birds are penetrating windshields like Ravens, Geese and Turkeys. You would think that a windshield’s PVB would stop birds as the impact would be dispersed energy over [...]

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Alternative Methods for Filling a Break in the Windshield

Sometimes a stone-break will not easily fill with just the tools vacuum and pressure. This is mainly because of two forces. (1) The glasses own cohesive strength and (2) the 3,000 psi PVB bond to the glass. The 3,000 psi PVB bond is the main reason that many stone-break do not crack-out for years. You [...]

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Your Business Partner – The Frit

Some folks are just too independent to have a partner. We like to call all the shots and do not answer to nobody. In fact most self employed business owners are those types, including myself. We will take a silent partner any day though, one that drums up business but says nothing and does not [...]

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Not All Windshields Are Created Equal

Buying Blind Is a windshield a windshield? That's what consumers think. These days you can find out about any products performance and reviews except for windshields. Consumers and auto glass businesses have no idea about the quality of the windshields they buy. This affects the cash market, the price of repairing a windshield and of course [...]

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Windshield Repair Resin as Strong as Glass Stated in Supreme Court Ruling

Windshield Repair Industry Prevails in Windshield Repair Class Action, Cullen v. State Farm.Study of Ultra Bond resin was used and cited by Supreme Court as evidence to show that windshield repair can be as strong as glass. The class action Cullen v. State Farm was an action against State Farm alleging that a windshield repair did [...]

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