Your windshield is constantly bombarded with rocks, sand and debris while driving. This can lead to little scratches and chips on your windshield that might make you feel like it’s time for a new one. But that’s no reason to go ahead and just buy a new one. There are a number of ways that you can repair the damage on your existing windshield without having to spend money on a new one. Lets know about how to care for your windshield:
There are three methods for repairing glass, including:
Acid Etching – This process involves applying an acid solution to the scratched or damaged glass area, which will dissolve the outer layer of the glass in order to remove any unwanted material from the interior part of the glass. The process then requires that you polish or buff out any remaining residue from the surface of the glass.
This method is less expensive than using epoxy resin, but it can also be more difficult than using epoxy resin because of the time and labor involved in manually buffing out any remaining residue from the surface of the glass area.
Epoxy Resin – Epoxy resin is transparent adhesive that bonds together two pieces of clear glass or plastic together. The type of epoxy adhesive that you use will depend upon what type of material you are bonding together.
Caring for your windshield is important because everyday driving can leave behind a lot of nasty residue. Over time, this build-up can be detrimental to your car’s appearance and its windshield wipers’ performance and efficiency.
The proper steps to take when caring for your windshield will vary based on the type of vehicle you drive, but there are some general guidelines that apply to all vehicles.
If you want to be a responsible car owner, you need to take care of your car’s windshield. The windshield is the most vital part of your car’s body because it protects you and your passengers from being injured by flying debris like pebbles, rocks, and insects.
Below are some tips on how to properly care for your windshield:
- Wash your windshield regularly using a non-abrasive cleaner and chamois. If you can’t use a chamois, try using an old t-shirt or microfiber cloth. Don’t use paper towels because they are too abrasive for the glass. Also make sure that you’re not using any washer fluid that contains ammonia or alcohol. These chemicals can actually damage the glass if used too frequently.
- Get rid of scratches on your windshield. If you have scratches on your glass, there are products available that can help remove them and restore the original look of your car’s windshield.
- Do not apply any aftermarket accessories to the outside of your car that covers the windshields because it can cause more harm than good if they accumulate cracks over time due to weather exposure or road hazards caused by other cars while driving.