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I had a windshield installed. Took 3 hrs. I had lunch at the restaurant on the next property. Was all fine. My issue is that the rubber weatherstripping came loose and was flapping around. I had to pull off the hiway and tape it up. They used hardly any s : Questions Asked and FYI and More!
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I had a windshield installed. Took 3 hrs. I had lunch at the restaurant on the next property. Was all fine. My issue is that the rubber weatherstripping came loose and was flapping around. I had to pull off the hiway and tape it up. They used hardly any s

by Sueann Blackwell-Merrillville Auto Glass & Trim on 09/24/11

I had a windshield installed. Took 3 hrs. I had lunch at the restaurant on the next property. Was all fine. My issue is that the rubber weatherstripping came loose and was flapping around. I had to pull off the hiway and tape it up. They used hardly any sealant. I wanted to make sure it was done right, so I just got a tube of RTV sealant and put it in myself. Is now in excellent shape.

Found this review online.  I wish this customer would have brought his vehicle in for us to repair his rubber molding.  His molding were installed at the manufacture and sometime wrap around the glass. When he mention that we use hardley any sealant in his eyes.   You only lay one 5/16 high tranagular bead of Urethane- which is applied to the pinchweld of the vehicle- it should only touch the glass to make a secure bond to body and glass.  RTV should never be used on windshelds. Exspecially one that has just been installed. (depending on weather conditions it could take two weeks for the urethane to fully dry)   It is a silcone product, which can contaminate the urethane bond to body and windshield and falure could occur. (it has a slick property to it)  SDAT defines the amount of time that your car

Safe Drive A Way Times- Why it takes 3 hours:

The Vehicle is required to remain out of service until the autoglass part installed can properly operate as a safetydevice.

Cars with passenger side airbags require either more time or a faster acting auto glass adhesive to reach Safe Drive Away Time because of the additional strength necessary to support the deployment of the passenger side airbag. By adhering to the auto glass adhesive manufacturer's Safe Drive Away Time calculations, FMVSS requirements are met and your car is safe to drive.

No vehicle should be drivin at least one hour- And all recommend limt vehicle use the first 24 hours .

So, PLEASE  if you have any questions about your windshield repalcement - whether we do the install or not - feel free to give us a call-- we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Comments (3)

1. Benita Bramer said on 6/21/12 - 05:08PM
Thanks for the post. Good to know about the sealant and the amount of time it takes to totally dry.
2. Bill Burke said on 7/16/12 - 02:45PM
Excellent post about the need to use the correct sealant for the job and the information about why there is often a 3 hr. drive away time needed.<a href="http://www.suntecautoglass.com/windshield-replacement/">Windshield-replacement</a>Thank you.
3. Bill Burke said on 7/16/12 - 04:00PM
Excellent information and explanation about the type of sealant that should be used and the reasons for the 3 hr. drive away time.<a href=" "> </a>


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