Replacing the windshield of the car

Sometimes, it may be necessary to replace the windshield of your car without the help of a professional. This article is written to explain the process of auto glass facilities aftermarket.

Replace the windshield of the car

Get a replacement windshield for your vehicle. These can be bought new or recovered from the patio of a wrecker, in which case, check the windshield chips and cracks with their own eyes before handing over the money. If you are moving independent windshield in your vehicle, use plenty of cushioning as blankets and quilts to prevent damage during transport. If the second part, the windshield will not be ready to fit. You will have to be removed or cut below about 1 mm deep or existing urethane cord. This is easy using a razor blade and a sawing motion.

Replace the windshield of the car

Remove the plastic wrap and side moldings cover correctly. Do not lift the clips that hold them; these clips are small pieces of plastic for the specific vehicle and molding. This saves time, but the result is that you need to paste into molding if there is no spare clips are on hand. The clips are about $ 5.00, and most are simple and completely aesthetic value and are only an inch of plastic that attach to the windshield. They do nothing for the windshield, except it look better. Some are extremely complex with plastic clips and clamps that hold the molding more safely on the windshield.

Replace the windshield of the car

Cut the urethane from the outside between the glass and the body, using a cold knife. Depending on the tools used and experience, this may take between fifteen minutes and one hour. The urethane having the windshield in place is flexible but extremely strong; this allows the glass to move and not crack from each strain put on it while driving.

The main problem with this method is that the previous installation was placed near the glass body and not allow enough space for the blade trailing causing the break glass break. Very often a glass aftermarket that has been pushed down too far to the body leaving only 1/8 “or less for the blade to cut through the cold. This causes the glass to break, breaking glass and making a mess. Often the glass pieces will fall into the defroster vent to be blown out later

Cut the windshield from inside the vehicle is the only other option. Using a special knife razor handle extended urethane is cut with a dragging motion repeated. Many installers use cutters that are faster, but they do more damage to the metal of the vehicle, scratching the paint on the body area is not a problem if the zero is painted with a primer body must be matched to the urethane. The work can be done with a sharp kitchen knife, like a chef’s knife, if you do not have the tools – but this makes it very difficult work and can take many hours. This material is resistant up to 1000 psi.

Replace the windshield of the car

Prepare the body. Wipe off any visible dirt with a brush and water and then flat. The old urethane needs to be trimmed to about 3 mm thick. Use a razor blade. They will have to be taken back to the rusty metal any area or areas with loose urethane / damaged. Rust problems should be fixed. These areas of bare metal should then be primed.

Replace the windshield of the car

Prepare the glass with a primer specially matched to the urethane adhesive. The purpose of the primer is open molecules frit band (the black band around the perimeter of the windshield) this is done to prepare the glass to accept the molecules of urethane.

Replace the windshield of the car

Apply the urethane electric caulking gun. (Insert Picture) Best for the new urethane to adhere to is the old urethane. (Insert image under the molding contaminated body) must be clean and free of dust, oil or other contaminants. A problem installers have is the wind blowing the dust on the body before the adhesive has been applied urethane. This wind is caused not only the weather, but other vehicles, including large trucks. The work can be performed without a stun gun, but it is much more difficult to get a coherent cord, so that the probable leaks.

Replace the windshield of the car

Place the windshield, carefully aligning the top and bottom sides view alone. Some vehicles have mounting block to the bottom of the windshield to rest some do not.