February 23, 2018

Auto glass installation tips

Auto glass not only serves to provide a perfect view for the driver, it also helps to keep the roof intact in car accidents. It also supports airbags in miserable accidents. If the windshield is absent or is not installed correctly, passengers may be ejected in accidents, or time may damage the interior of the car. Sometimes the auto glass gets broken or cracked so bad that it needs to be replaced. Following proper installation procedures will ensure that the work is done well the first time.

Select glass and adhesives

Purchase new auto glass, make sure that you let people in the store know your car’s make and model. You will also need stickers. Consult shop assistants for the best type of glue for you. Adhesives may vary from place to place and from vehicle to vehicle. Because the adhesive has to be strong enough to keep things intact over time from your area, make sure you have the right material. Adhesives also have very important work to keep you safe by keeping the car’s glass in place during accidents.

Remove the old car glass

Start by unscrewing the old windshield systematically. If all this is still in one piece, make sure that you separate the ends before proceeding to separate it. If it is broken into several pieces, wear gloves or hand covers before spreading out small bits. After removing the old auto glass, clean all dirt and oil in the area around which the old adhesive used to be.

Install the new Auto glass

Follow the instructions on the package or manual to have the adhesive selected. Some adhesives must be dried before they can be joined with the glass, while others need to be joined as soon as possible so they can bond well with the car body and auto glass. Following the instructions, apply the adhesive and place the new auto glass in the place. Most adhesives have at least one day to completely dry and bond the two materials.

Make sure you allow enough time for the materials to heal properly. Many times, defective windshields come from wet glue between the two surfaces, which produces a weak point. This can be avoided by applying a rubber gasket around the edge of the auto glass. Install the rubber gasket after the adhesive has dried. The rubber provides an additional limit to prevent moisture from having direct access to the glue from the edge of the glass.