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Your common auto glass technician would agree that changing a windshield on a Subaru, or any of its auto glass for that matter, is very rare compared to a Chevy Silverado, or a Ford F150.

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That is obviously because there are a lot more of these trucks on the road. Due to certain relationships, I’m lucky enough to frequent these vehicles on a weekly, if not daily basis.

 

 

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During the monsoons, special attention to cleaning the glass is especially important. Obviously, a dirty windshield reflects the quality of the installation. [...]
  • May 31, 2014
  • Safety
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  • Comments Off on Here is a recent example of common adhesive bonding problems that I come across WAY too frequently.
This windshield pushed out!A couple days ago I was stuck in the heat late afternoon on the other side of town to cut out a Ford F150 windshield. It practically pushed itself out except for the bit of old glue left that you see in the image. Very little cutting required. The bare part of the windshield had no bonding effect. Now THAT’S scary. If the airbags were to deploy, this windshield wouldn’t have stuck around, and neither would have the passenger(s) in a head on collision. Prevention:
  1. Clean the glass thoroughly of all contaminants, especially oils from the skin.
  2. Clean the pinch weld as well so once it’s trimmed, dirt is less likely to contaminate the freshly cut old glue (acts as a primer.)
  3. Unless you are using a primerless adhesive [...]
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