Classic cars see their fair share of weathering over the years and owning or restoring a classic or vintage automobile is a fun and challenging project. Whether you are adding improvements or rebuilding from the ground up, your classic’s windshield may be tougher to replace than you think. Even if you happen to be lucky enough to find the exact piece of glass that you need for your classic, you’ll want to make sure it is installed correctly and as close to original as possible. The team at Clear Quality Auto Glass can quickly and professionally replace the windshield of your classic car and make it as good or even better than it did before.
Things to Consider When Replacing Your Classic’s Windshield
If you are considering installing the windshield as a DIY project, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First, it is extremely important that you have the correct equipment to remove the old adhesive as well as properly repair the channels. If this isn’t done properly it can result in wind noise, leaks and even catastrophic failure in the event of an accident. Unless you’ve worked with windshield installation before, you should seriously consider having a professional complete this job.
Removing the old windshield can pose a hazard itself, especially if it isn’t traditional safety glass. Safety glass was invented in 1927 but it wasn’t used in all models until after 1932 and some of the glass that was manufactured as replacements did not meet automotive safety standards, especially in cases where the owner’s completed the work themselves.
If you are going to replace any piece of glass in your classic car it is important to know what type of glass is currently installed. Look in the corner of the glass for a small emblem that denotes ‘safety glass.’ No matter what type of glass was installed, you’ll need to ensure that the channels and grooves are completely cleaned so that no dirt or debris prohibits the new window from sealing properly.
Trust Your Classic’s Windshield to the Pros
In Las Vegas and Henderson, there is one team you can count on to install your windshield the right way every time. Clear Quality Auto Glass provides complete auto glass replacement, windshield replacement, glass repair, window tinting and more for your classic car, as well as all other vehicles including trucks, RVs, boats and more. Don’t take a chance with your classic’s good looks and safety, let the pros install your windshield the right way.