Windshield Repair Options
Types of Windshield Repairs and DIY Repair Tool Failure
Types of Windshield Damage That Can Be Repaired:
Glas Tek St Louis Windshield Repair can repair rock chips, windshield cracks, and more, while saving you hundreds of dollars on windshield replacement. We come to you FREE OF CHARGE. Unlike our competition, we don’t extra charge for mobile service anywhere in the St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles and surrounding areas.
DIY Windshield Repair Tools Rarely Work
Cheap windshield repair tools equals inferior rock chip repairs! As much as the companies selling you those $5 dollar kits would want you to believe, they don’t fix your windshield. One of the most important factors when repairing a windshield repair is to make sure you remove all the air from the break. This is done during the vacuum cycle of the repair, which cheap windshield repair tools cannot replicate. Vacuum is measured in inches of mercury 29-30 is a perfect vacuum. Our windshield repair injectors pull a perfect vacuum. Some of our competitors use cheap plastic injectors that will pull a vacuum of around 5 to 10 inches of mercury. The result is poor air evacuation resulting in black air pockets left in the repair. More air left in the damage equals weak windshield repairs, and often a repair that is visibly noticeable.
Windshield Repair and Rain Sensing Windshields
Rain sensor windshields. Several vehicle manufacturers, including Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, are now offering rain sensor windshields. The rain sensor is actually a small electronic device mounted to the inside surface of the windshield. The device has a lens that will detect the presence of moisture on the outside surface of the glass. When moisture is present, a signal is sent to the wiper controls to automatically activate the windshield wipers. This is a great safety option for those misty times when a driver is passing trucks and road spray hits the windshield. The windshield wipers will activate without the need for the driver to remove his hand from the wheel or his eyes from the road.
A windshield repair made in the area of the rain sensor will negatively affect the performance of the sensor. The rain sensor must be able to see clearly through the glass in the area where the sensor is mounted. The sensor depends on the light reflected and transmitted through the glass. A break in the glass where the sensor is mounted will cause the light to scatter as it passes through the glass, making the sensor work improperly. If a break is repaired using cheap reapir tools, the repair can cause the light to reflect differently than from unbroken glass, causing the rain sensor to work improperly. I don’t think we need to expalin the cost of having to replace this windshield, making windshield repair a much more attractive option.
(HUD) Heads Up Display in Windshields
A heads up display projects reflections of the instrument panel gauges on the inner lite of the windsheild, just above the dashboard.
The HUD windshield projects information in the lower part of the drivers forward field of view, focused a suitable distance in front of the vehicle to provide easy viewing. This is a major advantage in times of high driver workload in modern high traffic conditions. There are three major portions of the heads up display system the optical projection system the windshield and electronics. The optical projection system creates the image and presents it at the correct angle to the windshield. the windshield is used as a screen which superimposes the display information on the driver’s field of view. It works basically on a reflective principle and reflects the projected image back the driver.
High Tech Windshields add a Quiet Ride
Ford Motor together with Car Lite have developed new auto glass technology referred to as Sound Screen, a new acoustic windshield that helps reduce wind and road noise in vehicle interiors. Sound Screen acoustic windshield is on a variety of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles.
Customer satisfaction surveys show drivers report a quiet ride.The Sound Screen acoustic windshield is an important part of Ford’s strategy for quiet vehicle interiors.
Sound Screen acoustic windshield is made of a layer of sound-absorbent vinyl sandwiched between two sheets of glass. It reduces noise levels which allows conversation and audio to be heard more clearly.
Acoustic vinyl also helps improve fuel economy because the acoustic vinyl’s sound dampening properties are lighter which offset the need for thicker, heavier auto glass.
05/25/2011 Hail the size of a tennis ball in St. Louis and the after affects of hail on auto glass.
Working on a 2002 Cadillac Deville the customer told me it had night vision, the picture below is the sensor ( mounted in the middle of the grill ) that sees far beyond the headlights to pick up heat from animals in the distance.It then show a image on the windshield in the lower drivers side.
This is an image Auto Glass Monogram, in the auto glass industry is referred to as the “BUG”, you will find this on all windshields.
Windshield wiper arm damage, this cannot be repaired