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Quick Fix Profit from: glass repair, photo stickers, natural products.

By Michelle Prather

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It's happened to almost every driver, whether on a leisurelyroad trip or a daily commute: A passing truck hurls bits of gravelat your windshield, and before you know it, a tiny nick becomes afoot-long crack. But a source of annoyance for drivers is a sourceof income for The Glass Mechanix licensees, who repair crackedwindshields at a price that's easy on the pocketbook.

Equipped with repair supplies manufactured by The GlassMechanix, you can make repairs for car dealers, car rentalagencies, truck companies and fleet accounts. "Even wheneconomic times are hard, this type of business is going to do wellbecause people are always looking to save money," says LexConfessore, general manager of The Glass Mechanix.

Start-up costs range from $1,200 for a windshield andplate-glass kit to $3,700 for the deluxe system, which includessupplies for windshield, plate glass, headlight, taillight, clothand velour repair, and scratch removal. Licensees receive aninstructional video and manual; the deluxe system also includes athree-day training course in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, includingairfare and hotel accommodations.

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