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  • OnStar officials recently introduced the OnStar FMV rearview mirror that aftermarket consumers can purchase at OnStar FMV authorized retailers. In conjunction with the product introduction, OnStar is reaching out to manufacturers, distributors and installers of replacement auto glass to inform them of the proper procedure for re-installing the OnStar FMV Mirror.The majority of the OnStar FMV...
  • For all the complexity of today's aerodynamic vehicles, the tools you use as an auto glass technician are not expensive, cumbersome or unusual. That said, using the wrong tool for the job is the most common cause of tool-related accidents. The following checklist reviews the common and specialty tools and supplies you should always have on hand. You will recognize and probably already own many of...
  • How to tackle the 2009 Ford Mustang windshield and glass roof
    Technicians can expect to see 2009 Ford Mustangs with glass roofs. Research indicates about 20 percent of shoppers will pick the option.
  • Tips for the 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2008  Dodge Caravan, 2008 Jeep Wrangler, and more...
  • Many manufacturers are rethinking their repair systems, and new technologies are emerging. The “dry vacuum” approach differs from existing methods in how and when the resin is distributed into the break.
  • Editor’s note: This article is part of a series addressing technical issues related to windshield repair, courtesy of the National Glass Association’s National Windshield Repair Committee. For more information, visit windshieldrepair.org. 1 Always establish reasonable customer expectations prior to performing a windshield repair. It is best to under-promise and over-deliver. 2 Use a...
  • A seemingly simple practice could put your customers at risk Q: When I’m on the road in the Northeast in the winter time, I [often] see installers using a torch to heat their cold knives and scrapers, to cut out windshields and scrape pinchwelds. When I ask them about it, they say it makes it easier in a cold-weather climate to remove the old adhesive. Does the heat have an adverse effect...
  • During the winter, windshield repair technicians face challenges particular to the season. Following are some basic cold-weather tips from the NGA National Windshield Repair Committee to help ensure you produce high-quality repairs in the winter months. In cold weather: • Keep resin in a pocket where body heat will keep it fluid • Keep an ultraviolet lamp inside your...
  • Removing air from windshield damage is an important part of the repair process
    As a windshield repair technician, it is vital you understand how to remove air from a break and why it is important to do so, as well as the merits of different air-removal methods. The ANSI Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard, ANSI/NGA R1.1-2007, states repair technicians must “remove the air from the break, either by vacuum or displacement.” By removing all of the air...
  • Need-to-know info for installers
    The NAGS parts catalog now has the descriptor “acoustic interlayer” behind some of the newer windshields. What does this term mean and why is it important to you as an installer? The technologyToday’s automotive engineers are on an unending quest to make vehicle interiors quieter and more comfortable. In the auto industry, this translates to reductions in noise, vibration and...
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