How To Replace Your Windscreen?

Posted by Timotea Corderoon February 22, 2017

Vehicle maintenance and repairs are known to be very costly, that’s why it’s important that you always drive safe when on road to ensure no damage is done to your vehicle in any form or way. We often take certain vehicle parts for granted and the windshield is one of the primary suspects of this neglecting. Mainly because of the fact that it seems to be holding its place whenever we drive and for the most part doesn’t ever seem to cause much trouble, however it is also important that your windscreen is subjected to a good repair and service to ensure the safety of the next driver and the passenger of a vehicle.

Before heading on with the decision to repair you need to check a few things to make sure that a repair/replacement is needed. If you see a slight crack or dent in your windscreen it may be an indication for you to go for glass repair Gold Coast, it is important to keep in mind that a glass reparation cannot always cover up the damages on a windscreen and should be thoroughly examined to see if replacing the entire piece is safer. Don’t ever ignore the small dents on your windscreen thinking that it won’t do much harm, and when considering repair options always go for what would bring a proper safety check when driving as opposed to just replacing the glass.

After you have carried out your survey on deciding if a repair or a replacement needed and if everything points in the direction of a yes, then there are few steps you have to follow in order to go ahead with the replacement of the windscreen. First you need to go and shop for the windscreen that would be the right fit to replace the existing one. So, take your measuring tape with you to make sure that its glass cut to size and that it matched the lengths of the screen space. Remove any sort of clips that hold the windshield in place its best to not make sure not to break or lose any of these clips. The next step is to cut out the urethan that holds the windscreen in its place, you have to be careful when carrying out this operation as it could damage the windscreen if not done right. After the windscreen is removed you have to thoroughly screen the frame that was holding the windscreen by scraping and sand papering to remove rust and excess urethan. By the use of a caulking gun apply new urethan in place of the old, leaks could be consistent but with time you can get used to handling it.

Hold the new windscreen glass with the help of a vacuum holder and place in in the space of old windscreen, and push it lightly so that it holds in place and gets fixed. Leave the windscreen to set for in place with the urethan for few hours. Put every clasps and socket in place again and check for the possibilities of the windscreen coming off, and if the test is passed you are good to go ahead with the vehicle.

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