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The following is a transcription of the video.
How windshields are replaced.
Here’s how the process works.
First, the new windshield is cleaned.
And the stickers are removed.
An abrasive pad is used to clean any oils, dirt, or residue.
Then an activator is applied around the edges.
This helps the glue stick to the windshield.
A urethane glue is then applied along the edges.
Urethane is used because it cures quickly and weather seals the glass.
While the windshield is prepped the damaged windshield can be removed from the car.
First, the wiper blades are removed along with any pieces that obstruct the windshield’s ability to be removed.
A knife is used to cut the existing glue.
Then an extractor is used to cut out the bottom of the glass which is impossible to reach with the knife.
The windshield is lifted from the car and the residue is scraped off.
Suction cups are used to carry the new windshield as it gets installed onto the car.
After 30 minutes, the car is safe to drive.