For those who wish to know laminated glass is simply a vinyl pressed between two purpose made sheets of glass. It's the vinyl layer that allows the glass to stay together.
With today's current technology car manufactures can incorporate additional features to your car's windscreen, commonly is that of a rain sensor or it could be heated or acoustic glass to lesson road noise, head up displays, aerials and now even Vcooled glass can be obtained.
Unfortunately, this also alters the price of the glass and installation and most later model cars require the glass moulding, in addition to the glass, to complete your vehicles windscreen replacement. The more luxury fruit on current models, the higher the windscreen replacement price.
On average, it takes me one hour to replace your windscreen then the car needs to remain unmoved for one to two hours with a window slightly down. This allows expanding air pressure to escape the cab and when closing doors. And allowing the urethane to reach a safe cure bonding before being driven.
Note for the urethane to completely cure to the centre would be 24 hrs, yet most urethane products on the market today claim safe minimum drive away time is one hour with dual airbags.
The Windscreen Bond
The windscreen bond is a vital part of your windscreen replacement. The bond between the windscreen and car pinchweld must be water tight to prevent unwanted elements entering the cars interior and damaging carpets, hood linings and electrics.
The bond also plays a vital part in the event of the car's airbags being deployed in an accident, as the passenger's inflated airbag may use or press against your windscreen.
Your windscreen installer needs to follow the bond products procedures, to achieve maximun adhesion, for your safety.
Note: over my years of installing thousands of windscreens, I have experienced product failure, even when following products procedures.
P.O Box 807
Cessnock NSW 2325
Tel 02 4991 6594
Mobile 0419 630023
Cessnock - Kurri Kurri
Maitland - Branxton
Pokolbin - Rutherford
THIS IS ME
Hi and welcome to Cessnock Autoglass. My name is Sean Newland, your local windscreen installer and small business owner of Cessnock Autoglass, since 2003.
I begun installing windscreens for Windscreen O'brien Habberfield in 1988 and have worked for other big windscreen organisations, Novus, Pilkington Glass and Instant Windscreens.
I comply to the Australian Standards and offer my services at a competitive rate.
I believe that you get what you pay for, so if you want your windscreen installed by someone with experience and knowledge, you can rest assured that I will deliver a factory finish.