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100 West Pine St., Coshocton, OH 43812 • 740-622-1944 • Toll Free: 888-622-1944

A Glass Tradition in Coshocton Since 1952 Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

Auto Windshield Installation

Look for a quality installation. Take the right steps.

Poor quality glass, improper adhesive selection, or a hurried replacement process can cause problems, such as: air whistles, water leaks, rust, distorted vision, heating or cooling discomfort, or loss of vehicle safety features. To help avoid these problems, we recommend that you use only certified professionals with the proper credentials to do repairs/installation jobs. A properly installed windshield replacement involves a multi-step process and use of sophisticated adhesive systems. The installation usually takes between 60 – 90 minutes and involves multiple steps. After the installation, additional time may be required for the adhesive to cure before you can safely drive your vehicle.

20 Steps to Proper Windshield Installation

    Before Work Begins

  1. Inspect vehicle for any pre-existing damage
  2. Protect all vulnerable areas of the vehicle
  3. Parts and Glass Removal

  4. Remove moldings, wipers, cowl, and trim from windshield
  5. Cut broken windshield from the pinchweld and remove
  6. Pinchweld Preparation and Fitting

  7. Trim existing urethane bead to 1/16" thickness: Full Cut Technique
  8. Clean out debris
  9. Dryset windshield in opening to assure fit
  10. Primer and Urethane Application

  11. Based on temperature, humidity, air bag, and time the vehicle can remain out of service, select the proper adhesive(urethane)
  12. Apply pinchweld primer to pinchweld surface
  13. Clean inside of replacement windshield
  14. Apply glass prep to windshield perimeter
  15. Apply primer to windshield perimeter
  16. Apply urethane adhesive
  17. Glass and Parts Replacement

  18. Set windshield in place, level and center the unit
  19. Reset the trim molding
  20. Reinstall wipers, cowl, and any other devices detached during the glass removal
  21. After Installation

  22. Check windshield for leaks
  23. Inspect and clean vehicle
  24. Provide instructions to the car owner
  25. Keep vehicle out of service until safe drive away time has been obtained.

    Note: Be sure to ask your installer how long the adhesive will take to cure. Depending on weather conditions, temperature, humidity and the adhesive used, it can take between 30 minutes and 24 hours for the adhesive to cure to a safe vehicle drive away time.