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Getting a new windshield in the winter? by Nurb432
Started on: 02-09-2011 05:12 PM
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Report this Post02-09-2011 05:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Nurb432Send a Private Message to Nurb432Direct Link to This Post
Sort of a followup from my fun last week.. The glass guy is coming out tomorrow but I'm outdoors in the driveway, and its going to be 19 degrees.. Can they even replace a windshield in that temp ?

Should i be calling them to reschedule or something?
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Report this Post02-10-2011 11:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for JazzManClick Here to Email JazzManSend a Private Message to JazzManDirect Link to This Post
I would reschedule if the windshield is the bonded type. The bonding adhesive isn't going to cure properly at those temps. There may also be a problem with sizing, the glass will be smaller for sure and though it may seal, in high summer temps the expansion of the glass may push the adhesive beyond it's shear limits.
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Had the windshield replaced in the wife's 02 Impala a couple years ago. It was pretty cold outside at the time. The guy coming to do the install called and tried to cancel saying it had to be above freezing before he could install it. I told him that would not be a problem as I had the car in a two car heated garage and was pushing 60 degrees inside. He reluctantly said he would be out in about an hour. Guess he thought he was going to have an easy day.

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From what I've been told, it should ideally be 55 or higher (at least 50) But it depends on what type of go they use to seal that puppy...
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Report this Post02-10-2011 12:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Nurb432Send a Private Message to Nurb432Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by JazzMan:

I would reschedule if the windshield is the bonded type. The bonding adhesive isn't going to cure properly at those temps. There may also be a problem with sizing, the glass will be smaller for sure and though it may seal, in high summer temps the expansion of the glass may push the adhesive beyond it's shear limits.


Its my 87 GT, so i assume its a 'glue on'...

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Originally posted by FieroRumor:

From what I've been told, it should ideally be 55 or higher (at least 50) But it depends on what type of go they use to seal that puppy...


It might hit 20 today...
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Report this Post02-10-2011 12:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ZebSend a Private Message to ZebDirect Link to This Post
Any chance you can beg, borrow, or steal a heated garage for a few hours?

Bizarre alternative: Keep the car running with the defroster on, and make sure the new windshield is kept in a heated truck, or in the house for a few hours. Maybe you want some other opinions on that....
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Originally posted by Zeb:

Any chance you can beg, borrow, or steal a heated garage for a few hours?


This is the type of reply which makes me think perhaps we are NOT all doomed as a species.

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Report this Post02-10-2011 02:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
They really need to cure for 24 hours over 60*. Thats what my glass company tells me when installing them in my shop. If they guarantee their install, go for it, its their money. If its usuable as is, just wait a few months for spring.
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Report this Post02-10-2011 02:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderDirect Link to This Post
Our local shop allows you to take the car there for installation.
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Report this Post02-10-2011 02:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Nurb432Send a Private Message to Nurb432Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

They really need to cure for 24 hours over 60*. Thats what my glass company tells me when installing them in my shop. If they guarantee their install, go for it, its their money. If its usuable as is, just wait a few months for spring.


Its not drivable, but it could sit if it has too.
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