As car windshield systems get more compilated thanks to advancements in auto technology, more car owners opt to take their vehicles to qualified technicians for repairs. Naturally, it means more work for auto service centres; however, service providers must look professional to remain competitive. Having the right equipment for windscreen replacement is one way to maintain a competitive edge. Notably, tools manufacturers are constantly churning out ingenious windscreen replacement equipment that makes repairs a breeze. This article highlights must-have windscreen replacement tools for auto shops.
One Man Glass Setting Kit
Would you rather have two technicians replace your windscreen or just one? Having a single technician execute a two-person job is the hallmark of efficiency, and a one-person glass setting kit is precisely what you need. The kit comprises a roof arm, a hood arm, lifting cups and windshield setting cups. During replacement, first install the hood and roof vacuum cups on one side of a car — the set side. Next, pump four suction cups, two on each side of the windscreen, then lift a new windscreen and lay it down slowly on the roof and hood vacuum cups. Finally, move to the set side, hold the setting cups, remove the roof and hood suction cups and let the glass settle down gently on a car's frame. The simple process eliminates the need to measure for precise placement.
Cutting Fibre Line Removal System
Car manufacturers use urethane to hold windshields since the material is an excellent adhesive. Notably, most windscreen removal kits available in the market require manual work. An innovative system applies a cutting fibre line to remove windscreens cleanly, safely and fast. The kit comprises a suction cup assembly, a cutting line dispenser, a dash protector, an install stick and a drill bit. You start by pulling the cutting fibre from the dispenser and then roll it around the anchor knob several times. Subsequently, use the insert tool to push the cutting fibre deep between the dash and a windscreen. Finally, using an automatic drill, pull the cutting line and watch it sink deep into the urethane joint around a windshield. The action cuts through the urethane adhesive, making it easy to remove a windscreen.
Successful windscreen replacement depends on how well urethane adhesive adheres to a car's frame. Technicians must ensure that a windscreen frame is clean before applying urethane. Thus, the old adhesive must be scraped off. Scraping urethane can be tedious, especially if you are using old-fashioned tools. A scraper kit is excellent for efficient windscreen removal because the system comprises a scraper tool, several sharp blades and most importantly, a sharpening stone and a pen. It allows you to work fast because you need everything to scrap off old urethane adhesive.