Honda S2000 2009 Windshield Replaced
Hello, and thank you
for watching this slide show for a replacement of a
Yellow 2009 Honda S2000. Our customer choose to go with
an aftermarket brand that was Made in the USA by SGC
with the DOT 65. This brand is an OEE Original Equipment
Equivalent that fitted perfectly onto the pinchweld
of his S2000. We used a new molding around the windshield
as the old one stretch upon removal. The adhesive tape
on the old molding used to adhere to the windshield
lost its adhesion properties..
Please enjoy the slide show and read more below.
The first photo is a
side view emblem of the S2000 so as to confirm the vehicle
in the slide show. Next, we open the hood to remove
the windshield wipers and the cowl and notice a beautiful
engine under the hood.
After the cowl has been
removed it is set in a safe place as not to be damaged
during the replacement. Then we use blue tape to mark
the area where the molding is to ensure that no black
primer is placed above this area. It also reduces the
chances of scratching the vehicle during removal. Once
the windshield is removed and placed on our windshield
stand the old seal is trimmed. A stubby knife is used
to remove the old urethane seal down to 2 mm thin as
recommend by our urethane manufacture.
Next, the area along the pinchweld is cleaned
with reverse osmosis water and allowed to dry before
applying Beta Prime 5404A Black Pinchweld Primer. By
using the pinchweld primer it helps prevent future rust
from forming around pinchweld. While the pinchweld is
drying the new windshield is scrubbed and clean along
the black frit area where the new urethane makes contact
with the body.
You can see a photo of
the new molding that is used on this windshield replacement.
If you notice in the slide show the molding with the
red tape that is removed prior to installing the new
molding. The gray color you see on the molding is the
tape that will insure the molding will bond to the new
windshield. The urethane that we used on this Honda
S2000 is manufacture by Dow Chemical and the brand is
BetaSeal One. Dow BetaSeal One requires the windshield
to be clean and primed with Beta Prime 5500SA glass
While the primers are
flashing all stickers are transferred to the new windshield
along with the rearview mirror. Two suction cups are
placed on the windshield for a two person set for better
placement. We documented the time the windshield was
set to insure the safe drive away time will be met before
releasing the vehicle. By using Dow BetaSeal One with
a 1 Hour Safe Drive Away Time our customer was able
to drive his vehicle home knowing his Yellow 2009 Honda
S2000 was safe to drive.
Thank for reading and watching our slide show.
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