How To Replace Your Windscreen Correctly?
The windshield at the front of your car is an important aspect of your car’s safety and makes up 30% of the car’s construction. If speed is slightly affected, the driver’s or front passenger’s airbags are designed to deploy within a second and remove from the windscreen, reassuring the driver. If the windscreen is not mounted correctly and with the right products, there is a possibility that the force of the airbag will release the windscreen from its diaphragm, the airbag will remain unusable and cause countless damage to it.
A reputable window replacement company can ask you relevant questions to find out what type of windscreen you have. Options include clear glass, tinted glass, sun visor, acoustic glass, heated screen, heated wiper area only, top tinted, rain sensor, light sensor, demisting sensor, interior mirror dimming, lane departure warning. , head display. The glass we use for your car other than OEM glass meets all British standards and is the same as when your car left the factory.
If a windshield technician comes to your home, he should first check that the window he is wearing is an immediate replacement if necessary and that it has all the necessary clips and moldings. . .
After checking the suitability of the replacement windscreen, the technician should check the customer’s car for scratches and visible defects and instruct the customer before starting.
All sensitive areas of the car must have a suitable cloth or mask. these include, but are not limited to, seats, hood, fender and A-pillars. All the inner and outer trim strips, clips and fittings have been removed to give the outer edge of the old windscreen an elegant look. Windshield technicians differ in their windscreen removal methods, some choosing the “fastknife” method and others the “cheesewire” method, as a combination of both. Regardless of the method chosen, an experienced technician can remove an old / damaged windshield with little extra damage.
After removing and safely removing the old windshield, the technician must cut off the polyurethane tape that was previously placed on the windscreen. This is the sticker that holds your front seat. It was cut and about 1 mm thick with a hole. All scratches after removing the windshield or cutting the polyurethane molding are treated with a special primer or activator. All membranes are lubricated and also treated with primer or activator depending on the type of polyurethane product used.
Traces and defects should be visible on the new windshield, then the black bar, the blackout bar, should be properly cleaned around the edge with a silicone remover to remove all signs of the process. The technician should now use nitrile gloves to remove fingerprints in the area to be cleaned, as any grease, wet or dirt can prevent the windscreen from sticking tightly to the windshield, resulting in leaks or wind noise. . or as already mentioned. the effectiveness of the airbag when the vehicle is involved in an accident. The primer is now used as an activator for a fully cleaned blackout strip.
Now that the new windscreen replacement pretoria and diaphragm have been prepared with the right techniques and products, a new polyurethane or adhesive can be used. It can be done manually or using an electric spray gun.
With a V-shaped nozzle, the uniform nozzle becomes thick to thick. 10 mm is applied to the diaphragm or windshield. The polyurethane is screwed on the right and is the same length. Butt joints are used to prevent air holes or adhesive holes that can cause leaks. The technician then places the windshield in place, carefully, in the hole to ensure that the windscreen is firmly seated in the diaphragm and that it is immediately glued.
After checking that the windscreen is in the correct position and fits well, all decorative clips and fittings can be refitted and all leaks and mask removed. The new windscreen is already well installed and products and technicians must check that the bonnet is properly closed, the wiper is in place and the washers and cleaning sensors are working. All that remains now is for the technician to return the keys to the driver, check the driver’s car and warn the driver of a safe driving time.