Windshields and door glass are generally considered to be very durable, and replacement is usually only considered for damage like cracks and holes. But actually your windshield is constantly deteriorating. As you drive small particles of windblown sand and dirt make tiny pits in the glass, and after a period of years, this damage can significantly reduce visibility, especially when sunlight or oncoming headlights strike the glass at the right angle.
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Side door glass can also become damaged from sand and dirt. Particles can become trapped in the door seals, and slowly abrade the glass over time as the window is raised and lowered. There are repair methods that will remove minor scratches, but for deep pits and scratches as well as cracks and holes, replacement is the safest and best option. Whether you’re restoring a classic or repairing a daily driver, we can help with all your glass needs.
Most drivers don’t realize it, but the windshield is a safety feature as well as a structural component that adds to cabin rigidity. All windshields are constructed from laminated safety glass, which has a layer of polyvinyl butyral sandwiched between two layers of tempered glass. This type of glass stays together even when broken, preventing injury that could be caused by large jagged shards breaking off. It’s obvious then that windshield repair should not be taken lightly. Minor stone chips and cracks can be repaired, but major impact damage and cracks that could compromise windshield integrity warrant replacement.
Even without major damage, a windshield can become unusable after many years of pits and scratches caused by dust, sand, and windblown debris, and this especially applies to older classic cars. You wouldn’t bolt a set of rusty bumpers onto a freshly painted and perfectly restored classic car, so why reinstall worn out glass? No matter how great the car looks or functions mechanically, the view out of such a windshield will make it feel like you’re driving an old beater. We can supply you with everything from a windshield to complete glass kits for popular classic and muscle cars in tinted and clear.
If you’re doing a restoration, no doubt you’ll need more than just the glass. All the related window parts are just as old and traveled the same miles. It doesn’t make any sense to install new glass and reuse old and worn guides and stops that could allow the window to rattle and be out of position. We can supply you with individual parts as well as glass mount kits. Many older classic and muscle cars had vent windows and we offer complete replacement assemblies that include the frame, molding, glass, weatherstripping, and handles. Broken handles are a common defect, so we offer complete handle kits as well.
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- Auto Body PartsReplacement Auto Glass Ensures You Will See ClearlyCar owners replace the glass in their vehicle for one of two reasons: the first reason is that the existing glass has broken. On modern cars with "safety glass", the glass is either a laminated sandwich of two pieces of glass with a sheet of plastic in the center, or the glass is tempered. All windshields on modern cars use laminated glass so that the glass remains in one piece should one's head be unfortunate enough to contact it. Side and rear glass are usually tempered so that if it shatters, it breaks into many small pieces without sharp edges.
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