Why replace a glass instead of repairing it?
Not all damage can be repaired successfully, some examples would be that a laminated windscreen chip could be larger than a 10p coin or that it has cracked completely from the impact point.
Deep scratches from faulty wiper blades or ice scrapers would also be impossible to rectify.
Toughened glass such as doorglasses and backlites which shatter completely on impact would obviously need to be replaced, but also heated rear screens that have lines not working or broken electrical contacts should in most cases be considered to be unrepairable.
Clearview Windscreens offer a complete automotive glass replacement service - we don't only replace windscreens, we also supply and fit doorglasses, quarterlites and heated rear screens as well.
Bonded Glass Windscreen Replacement
Virtually every modern vehicle on the road today has bonded glass fitted to it. So, what is actually involved in replacing a broken window, and why is it so important to take the correct steps in installation?
Well, Bonded Glass or Direct Glazing as it is also known, is in simple terms, when the glass is glued to the body of the vehicle using a polyurethane sealant, which, when set, holds the glass in place.
This process is important structurally to the vehicle itself and extreme care must be taken by the technician to follow the correct replacement guidelines.