Guest Blogs Archives

Galvanic Corrosion

August 2, 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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The Benefits of Change

June 26, 2017

Why do people often fight change? Is it because change is uncomfortable? Is it because people are convinced their way is better, despite all of the evidence to the contrary? I think it is a little of both. Read More

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If You Want Better Quality Glass, Be Prepared to Speak Up

March 28, 2017

Since I began in the auto glass industry, technicians have regularly complained of poor glass quality. I remember the DW725-26 Chrysler windshield that had a bend problem that reached unbelievable proportions. Read More

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Some Considerations for Winter Installs

December 15, 2016

“It seems that every year about this time I write about cold weather installations. However, it’s an important topic, and after last week’s post concerning the potential demise of mobile installations, I felt winter installation is a good issue to piggyback on to that one.” Read More

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Pinchweld Prep During Collision Repair

December 9, 2016

While conducting a training course recently, I covered the proper steps for prepping a pinchweld after a collision repair. I was surprised to hear that my mostly experienced audience did not know that it is necessary to tape up the pinchweld after the primer coat and before the color and clear coat is applied. Read More

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Auto Glass Week Recap

October 25, 2016

We just returned from Auto Glass Week in San Antonio, and as always, it was an eventful week. I am a member of the Education Committee, a Board member of the Auto Glass Safety Council, and the chairperson of the Standard Committee. Read More

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Auto Glass Week™ Recap

October 17, 2016

We just returned from Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio, and as always, it was an eventful week. I am a member of the Education Committee, a Board member of the Auto Glass Safety Council, and the chairperson of the Standard Committee. Read More

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The Importance of Your Involvement

September 28, 2016

Auto Glass Week™ is October 5-7, and your visit to the international trade show and festivities is the best way to get involved with your industry and take a few days off. San Antonio, Texas, the location of this year’s show, has a lot to offer. Read More

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Precision Procedures for Exposed Glass

September 2, 2016

The introduction of the exposed-glass mounting has led to a paramount concern for installers not to damage the exposed pinchweld wall. Read More

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Visiting IIHS

August 24, 2016

Recently I was invited to tour the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) complex in Ruckersville, Va. All I can say is ‘wow.’ What an impressive place. What struck me first was the location of the facility. It is situated in the rolling hills of Virginia, away from urban sprawl. Read More

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