As you may notice in this slide show we remove the wipers and cowling. The cowling sits just under the windshield wipers and above the windshield. It is almost always best to remove the cowl especially in the Honda Accord Coupe for a cleaner removal and replacement. Next the black thick rubber molding is removed from the old windshield and discarded. The molding on this car has a double sided adhesive that will separate off the windshield once removed. Using the same molding might be similar to reusing tape from a wrap present. Used tape will not adhere with the same adhesive properties as meant by the manufacture. This is the reason why we use new molding for windshield replacements. Next the pinchweld around the windshield is dusted, cut out with profession auto glass tools and placed on a windshield stand.
The area where the auto
glass is bonded to the vehicle is cleaned again with
filtered water, then dried and trimmed down to 1-2mm
thin using the "Full Cut Method". Any area
that may have been nicked or scratch is then primed
with Adco UP100 Pinchweld Primer to help prevent future
rust from forming. While waiting for the primer to flash
or dry which is 10 minutes, the new windshield is prepared
for placement. The windshield is cleaned, new molding
is installed, all stickers are transferred and two suction
cups are placed on the windshield.
On this particular Honda
Accord the new seal Adco Titan Pro 1 is placed directly
onto the new windshield having only one continuous bead
and a single joint. The sealant is placed by using a
"Triangle Shape Bead" and a power gun for
better consistency of placement onto the new windshield.
We use two people with suction cups to place the windshield
onto the body of the vehicle for better placement.
Hope you enjoyed our slide show and if you have any
questions please call or E-mail.