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.