Jun
24

Avoid Windshield Replacement Pitfalls Temecula CA

When installing a windshield on a vehicle you should always leave enough room for water to escape from behind the glass so you don’t end up with rust on you car.

Windshields will start to leak because of this and possibly need body and paint work done on your car.

This is one of many windshield replacements I have seen in the Murrieta Temecula CA area that was neglected before the windshield went back in the car, some installers out there won’t even fix this problem or even tell the customer that the car has rust on it from a previous installation.

Windshield after repairing the rustWhen CPR Auto Glass runs across a rusted up pinch weld, we like to first wire wheel the heavy rust of the car to try and get down to some good metal.

Then we clean and dry that area so we can treat the area with a rust inhibitor to stop the rust from growing, after applying the rust inhibitor it will start reversing the rust by turning it back to a black primer.

This should stop the process of the rust so we can continue to do our windshield replacement properly and keep your car from having to go to the body shop.

 

Mar
10

Shop Auto Glass Repair & Windshield Replacement Cost

Wrong Windshield Glue to Install Windshields withSome auto glass repair shops out there don’t use adhesives made specificly for automotive glass replacement just to give a cheaper Auto Glass Replacement Price.

They will always tell you one thing and sell you the other, I guess they think if you cant see it then they have hidden it.

Not true on this chevy suburban, after the quarter glass was installed on this chevy it only took one good sunny day to heat up the window hot enough to start melting the adhesive used to install the window.

The auto glass adhesive used on this window is called Butyl Tape, it is a tacky compressible tape about 5/16 round and on a 10ft roll used to install bolt in type automotive glass windows.

If an auto glass repair shop is using this tape on non bolt in type windows, than what is going to hold the window to the car when it starts to get hot out. The butyl tape when it gets hot it starts to get really stringy and droopy, try and picture putting peanut butter on a grahm cracker and sticking it to the glass window, its going to stick rite? now when the sun starts to warm up the outside of the glass the peanut butter will start to melt and the grahm cracker will start to slide down the window. Thats the same thing with Butyl Tape, it never hardens to a solid, its always tacky and compressible like bubble gum.

Some shops are even using urethane found in hardware stores, not even automotive urethanes.