Windshields are a necessary part of a car. Aside from protecting the car’s occupant from the wind, oncoming road debris and natural elements, the windshield also plays a role in shaping its aerodynamics. A windshield isn't just made of ordinary glass, as it is made from laminated glass to ensure safety.
While a windshield is made tough, it doesn’t mean it won't get cracked, chipped or broken. Just remember that as you drive, the windshield is subjected to torture. After tens of thousands of miles, it might succumb to cracks. Likewise, there are instances that the windshield might get broken – someone threw stones on it or a person fell onto it. Nonetheless, you might really need to replace the windshield. Of course, seeking professional help is recommended, but somehow, you can it yourself. Here is how.
Before starting the process of replacing your windshield, ample preparation is needed. For instance, you need a replacement windshield that fits your car. Different cars have different dimensions, and so are their windshields. If you’re installing a new windshield, scuff the inside edge that will stick to the urethane. If you’re installing a used windshield, scrape the old urethane off while leaving a thin layer and scuff any bare spots.
Likewise, you need the proper tools and equipment that will allow you to properly do the job. For instance, you need electric knife, cold knife, razor blade scraper, scuffing pad, glass cleaner, suction cup window holders, primer, molding, urethane, urethane scraper, urethane application gun as well as protective gloves.
Once all of the aforementioned tools are prepared, it is now time to start replacing your windshield.