Replacing the windshield is generally not a difficult task, but for cars with glued windshields you will need an assistant in order to cut off the old windshield. This article provides the procedure for glowing the windshield.
So here is the order of work:
1. Remove toads and plastic side linings. Do not pull the clips that hold them, these clips are plastic and may break, they are different for different car models. Try to remove them carefully so as not to break. Just pulling them out, you will save about 10 minutes, but spend more time for their search and purchase.
2. Cut glue with a string or flexible wire. For this, I will need an assistant in AM. Spend the string between the glass and the body, cut the glue according to the principle of a two -handed saw. In the dependence on experience, it can take from fifteen minutes to an hour. Glue that holds the windshield in place of flexible, but very strong, which allows the glass to move and not crack from the load while driving.
3. Preparation of the surface for the windshield. Clean the surface of visible contaminants using a brush, and then clean water. The old glue should be cut to about 3 mm. Use the blade. Any rusty places or places with loose or damaged glue should be cleaned before metal.
4. Prepare the surface with a primer specially selected for glue. The purpose of the primer in order to open the molecules of the Frick group (black strip around the perimeter of the windshield), this is done to prepare glass to take glue molecules. If the installer is in a hurry, does not know or simply does not care about your windshield, he will miss this step.
5. Apply glue to glass. To do this, use a special gun. Glass should be clean. Wipe it thoroughly and degrease it.
6. Put the windshield, thoroughly align the upper and lower sides. Some cars are equipped with an emphasis for the lower part of the windshield. But if there is no such stop on your car, then fix the windshield with tape.
Now you need to let the glue dry for about 12 hours. At this time, try not to touch your car and so that there was no dust and dirt in the room where there is a car, and the temperature was a plus. Leave the car for this period and after the glue is completely dried, you can go on a trip.