Guest Blogs Archives

The Importance of Vehicle Scanning Part II

October 15, 2018

In my last post, I discussed reasons why pre- and post-scans must be performed on every vehicle coming in for service or repair. I explained ODB-II ports and the scanners used to monitor them. Read More

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Choosing a Glass Cutter

September 25, 2018

A few months ago at Auto Glass University in Michigan I had a conversation with one of my students regarding cutting auto glass versus buying it pre-cut. I think it’s becoming a lost art. Read More

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Internal Frit Preparation

July 16, 2018

Let me begin and end this post with one request. Invite your adhesive rep to visit and provide training for your technicians on what’s new with their products. Read More

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Converting Older Windshield Installations

June 16, 2018

I belong to several glass related technicians’ groups on Facebook and enjoy participating in discussions when I can. This past week a conversation brought back memories of my installer past and the old DW837/836 windshield. I thought I would share it with my readers this week. Read More

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Your Recalibration Responsibility

April 9, 2018

I hear daily about auto glass technicians who aren’t addressing the issue of recalibrating Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with their customers. I find this very distressing. Read More

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Noise Complaints

January 18, 2018

I’m sure that many of you have noticed that there has been a higher number of noise complaints recently. Have you ever wondered why? Read More

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Cutting Lamination

December 6, 2017

In the past, I have discussed the art of laminated glass fabrication. We covered a number of subjects such as the equipment required and the mechanics of scoring, breaking the score, radius corners and finishing. Although there are various ways of separating the lamination, today I want to explain why care must be taken in using alcohol and heat. Read More

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Exposed Edge Glass 4

September 15, 2017

As the title suggests, I have written about exposed edge glass several times before. However, I would like to address another issue about this particular style of glass mounting, especially pertaining to the windshield mounting. Read More

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ARG vs. OE vs. ADAS

September 11, 2017

Look at all the acronyms. Most of my readers already know what these mean: ARG – Aftermarket Replacement Glass, OE – Original Equipment Glass, and ADAS – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Read More

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Galvanic Corrosion

August 24, 2017

I get questions from techs in the field about galvanic corrosion regularly. This article discusses where we should look for corrosion when installing auto glass and what we can do to prevent it. Read More

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