Can You Replace Your Own Windscreen?

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Replacing windscreens are a task for professionals. You shouldn’t try to do it yourself. However, if the circumstances are such that you don’t have any other option but to replace your car’s windscreen on your own then it can be done. The process of replacing a windscreen isn’t as difficult as you might think. You just have to be careful in taking out the old windscreen and ensuring that the new one is fitted perfectly in its proper place. The following are some guidelines on how you can replace your own windscreen in a safe and secure manner.

Taking Out the Old Windscreen

The first step in windscreen replacement is to take out the damaged windscreen from the car frame. It is a delicate process that needs to be performed in a very methodical manner. You need to first take out any of the car accessories that are in your way/ part of the windscreen. This includes the car’s wipers as well as the rear-view mirror. Moreover, it is also a good idea to cover the vents of the car to ensure that broken glass doesn’t enter them. After taking these precautions, you should try to separate the old windscreen from the rubber gasket that surrounds the windscreen for protection. Once separated, the next step is to take out the gasket and then the glass itself.

Fitting the New Windscreen

The new windscreen you are about to fit into the car frame must be bought from a trusted auto-glass shop. You also need to ensure that it is the appropriate size for your car. Before you fit the new windscreen, you need to clean the windscreen frame. Just the way we clean our phone screen protection before fitting it over the screen, new car windscreens needs the same cleaning as there might be dust or rust accumulated. This would make it difficult for the new windscreen to be properly fitted into its appropriate place. So, make sure you thoroughly wipe down the windscreen frame. Now place the rubber gasket onto the new windscreen and apply a little petroleum jelly or sealant on the outer part of the gasket. Then, place the new windscreen slowly into the frame, making sure that the rubber gasket fits snugly leaving no room to fall out of place. If you are having trouble figuring out if you can replace the windscreen on your own or if you require professional help, here is a helpful article by Novus to help you decide.

Novus Autoglass specializes in the repair and replacement of car windscreens among other services. Contact us right away if you want to get your car’s windscreen replaced or repaired.    

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