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  Windshield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modern windshields are generally made of laminated safety glass, which consists of two curved sheets of glass with a plastic layer laminated between them for safety, and are glued into the window frame.
Earlier windshields were made of toughened glass and were fitted in the frame using a rubber or neoprene seal.
A wiperless windshield is a windshield that uses a mechanism other than wipers to remove snow and rain from the windshield.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Windshield   (542 words)

 An Evaluation of Windshield Glazing and Installation Methods for Passenger Cars
Windshield penetration was believed to be the cause of most of the disfiguring or disabling head injuries associated with windshield contact.
In the study of the effect of windshield installation method on ejection, the "injury" analysis of occupant ejection rates was accompanied by an "engineering" analysis of windshield retention in crashes.
When an occupant's head strikes a safety-glass windshield and tears and penetrates the plastic interlayer, the risk of serious lacerations or fractures to the face, scalp, eyes, nose or mouth is 3 times greater than when the impact merely breaks the glass but leaves the plastic layer intact.
www.nhtsa.dot.gov /cars/rules/regrev/evaluate/806693.html   (3769 words)

Once the windshield is cut free from the top and sides, push gently out and install more shims to separate it from the body.
Eventually as you move the windshield out from the top and cut away at the bottom enough glue will be cut to allow the windshield to come all the way out.
Once the windshield is in its proper place slide the spacers out and press the windshield in place by gently pushing down around the edges.
www.kondratyev.com /porsche/technical/body/windshield.htm   (1642 words)

 Windshield Repair
Windshield repair or replacement depends on the size, location and severity of the damage.
In addition to the cost of the windshield itself, a windshield molding kit and installation labor must be factored into the overall replacement cost.
Windshield repair involves injection of a special resin into the damaged area using a tool that attaches directly to the glass.
www.agencyinfo.net /iv/auto/safety-tips/windshieldREPAIR.htm   (1292 words)

 Glass-Plastic Windshield Glazing
The glass- plastic windshield is of similar design with the exception of an inner plastic liner (polyurethane) that is bonded to the inside glass ply -- i.e., the side of the windshield which faces the passenger compartment.
While glass-plastic windshields were expected to substantially reduce lacerative injuries, there was concern that the inner plastic layer, being a much softer material than glass, could be susceptible to damage that could degrade driver visibility and reduce windshield durability.
The higher component and durability costs of the glass-plastic windshield, compared to that for a conventional windshield, would appear to be high relative to the injury reduction benefits that might be realized from the glazing.
www.nhtsa.dot.gov /cars/rules/regrev/evaluate/808062.html   (2416 words)

 Windshield Repair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
If a windshield's inner surface is 70 degrees on a 20 degree day, a war is being waged within the glass.
The windshield repair process is designed to prevent the spread of damage from the initial point of impact.
Windshield repair and replacement falls under the comprehensive portion of your insurance rather than the collision portion.
www.repairnotreplace.com /WindshieldRepair.html   (1759 words)

 Windshield Guy - Services
Unless the cracking process is stopped, it will continue until the cracks or breaks expand to cover large areas of the windshield.
hen a windshield is beyond repair the Windshield Guy can also replace your windshield at some of the lowest rates found anywhere, even the Internet.  Additionally, all glass is installed with factory (OEM) glue/adhesive...
If your situation does require a new windshield molding, the price may be a bit higher.
www.windshieldguy.com /services.shtml   (295 words)

 Windshield Repair and Replacement — PPG PROSTARS Auto Glass Technicians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Because the windshield is part of a car's safety system, repair or replacement work should be done by experienced professionals who are familiar with many different types of vehicles and the best techniques/products to use for a particular job.
Length of service may vary for a complete windshield replacement, on the adhesives used, the thoroughness of your technician and "safe drive time" (the amount of time your vehicle must sit before you can legally drive again after a windshield replacement).
This type of windshield will have the same appearance of your car's original windshield and will fit properly in the window frame making noise and leakage problems much less likely.
www.ppgprostars.com /4_4_faqs.htm   (465 words)

 The Common Cause of Most Windshield Replacements.
The most common cause of windshield replacements are very small impacts at the edge of the windshield.
The size of the impact needed to crack your windshield is greatly reduced the closer to the edge the impact is. Rock impacts of this size inside "The Crack Zone" usually make only a small speck the size of a dot, a tip of a pencil would make on a piece of paper.
The frit is a ceramic paint applied to the inside of your windshield to protect the urethane from the sun's ultra violet rays.
www.windshieldrepairkits.net /site/986876/page/759126   (531 words)

 AAA : Your Car : Windshield Washer Fluid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
When windshield washers were first installed on automobiles in the 1950s, they were regarded as luxury options.
The windshield washer system consists of a fluid reservoir and pump under the hood and small hoses connected to washer nozzles near the wipers or mounted on the wiper arms.
In a pinch, you can fill the windshield washer reservoir with water; but specially formulated washer fluid or solvent is a much better choice.
www.csaa.com /global/articledetail/0,1398,1004010302|2028,00.html   (271 words)

 National Building Museum: Windshield: Richard Neutra's House for the John Nicholas Brown Family
Windshield’s design clearly reflects the International Style with its flat roofs, large expanses of glass, and simple geometric forms.
Windshield was soon rebuilt, and the Browns spent many summers there.
Windshield was destroyed by fire on New Year’s Eve in 1973.
www.nbm.org /Exhibits/current/Neutra.html   (614 words)

 Safelite/D-T - Windshield Repair Forum
This windshield repair forum is for the benefit of windshield repair technicians, regardless of their equipment manufacturer.
A dedicated, well-trained and professional windshield repair person is an artist and not just someone who thinks that a Ming Dynasty vase is undeserving of further existence simply because it has a hairline crack.
His time would be better spent making damned sure that replacement windshields are installed by qualified and competent installers rather than nit-picking about "moisture infusion in the PVB interlayer, pummel adhesion units, and moisture measurements using a Perkin-Elmer Lamda 900 spectrophotometer equipped with a near infra-red light".
www.windshield-repair-forum.com /windshield-repair/385-safelite-d-t.html   (2904 words)

 Windshield Repair
Windshield repair is a process that combines modern technology and skill to fill a damaged area on a windshield with special clear adhesive resin.
On average, replacing a windshield on a modern car or SUV will cost from $300 to $500, even more if it has an antenna, defroster or sensor built in to it.
The result is many windshields that could have been, and should have been repaired are instead replaced.
www.uswindshieldrepair.com /information.htm   (415 words)

 DMV: Listen to Podcast and Get FAQ's on New Windshield Registration Stickers
Drivers will be directed to place the new windshield registration sticker on the lower inside corner of the driver’s side of the front windshield.
DMV will now use a windshield sticker to show proper registration and the program will be phased in during the next two years.
Place the new windshield sticker on the lower inside corner of the driver’s side of the front windshield.
www.ct.gov /dmv/cwp/view.asp?Q=317514&A=810   (753 words)

 TCC Tip: Windshield Damage - The Car Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Windshield repair is not for novices, and only a reputable professional automotive glass shop (or sometimes your dealership) can tell you if your windshield can be repaired or if it must be replaced.
Windshields are functional members of modern unit-body automobiles, providing stiffness, rigidity, and crash protection for the body.
If a windshield has been replaced and the seal has been broken, then the airbag might no longer be optimized for a deployment.
www.thecarconnection.com /index.asp?article=4247   (672 words)

 how to cut down your motorcycle's windshield for a clear view of the road - Tech - Motorcycle Cruiser
Cutting a motorcycle's windshield for height is more than just a matter of comfort and style, it's essential to good visibility.
When you combine the water on the windshield with water on your face shield or goggles the situation only gets worse.
Since a windshield is an integral part of a motorcycle's aerodynamic package, you may make changes that could influence overall performance.
www.motorcyclecruiser.com /tech/remove_windshield   (1514 words)

 Windshield - Partstrain.com
Windshield refers to the framed plane made of laminated safety plate glass and clear plastic and is located in front window of the vehicle.
With the help of the latest technologies, the plastic interlayer of laminated glass was improved and although it is more expensive than the toughened glass, it can be four times safer than the second.
Our inventory features clearview car windshields perfect fit for your vehicle, whatever make or model it is. If you are looking for a truck windshield, car replacement windshield, you can count on us.
www.partstrain.com /ShopByDepartment/Windshield   (493 words)

 Windshield Repair and Replacement – PPG PROSTARS Auto Glass Technicians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For windshield replacement, you have the option to select a replacement made by a company that manufactures OEM windshields, such as PPG, or glass made from non-OEM manufacturers ("aftermarket glass").
This type of windshield will have the appearance of your car's original windshield and will fit properly in the window frame making noise and leakage problems much less likely.
Because of their close work with carmakers, OEM manufacturers have a greater knowledge of the engineering demands a car can place on the windshield and their replacement windshields are made using the same quality assurance systems as for new vehicles.
www.ppgprostars.com /1_3_glass.htm   (321 words)

 Windshield Repair Business Opportunity! Windshield Repair Kits and Training.
Our windshield repair resins have been tested in over 20,000 vehicles with less than 1% failure in 6 years no one else can top that.
This Windshield Repair Business Opportunity is great for anyone, especially aspiring women in business and retired people, looking for a full time business or some extra income part time.
Windshield Repair Training is for 1 to 2 weeks in Colorado.
www.windshieldrepairkits.net   (415 words)

 Franchise Opportunities Directory of Franchises   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Windshield repair was projected as one of the top ten business opportunities of the 90's in Business Opportunities Magazine (Jan. 1993).
The number of repairs performed increases dramatically every year as the public's awareness of windshield repair continues to grow.
When you join SuperGlass Windshield Repair, after they have determined that your market is viable and offers you good chance of success, you will receive the most comprehensive training and support program in this industry.
franchiseopportunities.com /Zor_3188/SuperGlass_Windshield_Repair.htm   (324 words)

 Auto glass replacement and windshield chip repair for the autoglass industry – PPG PROSTARS Auto Glass Technicians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Any windshield damage should be fixed right away.
If the damage appears in the "acute area" or the driver's line of vision, the windshield will need to be replaced.
When replacement is required, the installation time will depend on the adhesive used and weather conditions plus the thoroughness of the installer.
www.ppgprostars.com /2_1_repair.htm   (212 words)

The inner and outer panels of Honda windshields are customarily 2.0 millimeters thick.
He strongly encouraged the windshield be replaced in their shop; on site parking lot fixes are not the best environment for such "fine" autos.
So I say, "Are you replacing the windshield with an OEM part?" So the guy goes back in the shop to look at the shield, then goes out to my car and looks at it, comes back in and says, "No, but hey, glass is glass, and they're all made the same".
www.nsxprime.com /FAQ/Troubleshooting/windshield.htm   (1354 words)

 AAA : Your Car : Windshield Wipers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The article "Windshield Washer Fluid" listed under the "Fluids" category of Vehicle Maintenance describes what to look for when you check the windshield washer reservoir under the hood.
The rubber blade portion of the wiper is replaceable - either as a rubber refill or a complete blade assembly - and has a limited lifespan of just a few years.
Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield and look for wear on the edge of the blade.
www.csaa.com /global/articledetail/0,1398,1004010305|2036,00.html   (407 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Windshield Wipers Work"
The first windshield wipers were operated manually by moving a lever inside the car back and forth.
The wipers faithfully keep the window clear, moving back and forth across the windshield countless times as they sweep the water away.
Windshield wipers are found on car windshields, some car headlights, airplanes and even on the space shuttle.
auto.howstuffworks.com /wiper.htm   (124 words)

 CNN.com - Attorney: Jury horrified by windshield death - Jun. 30, 2003
Chante Mallard, convicted of murder in the death of a 37-year-old homeless man she hit with her car, describes her state of mind at the time
It came down to Chante Mallard's conduct after the fact, both prosecuting and defense attorneys said Saturday after the 27-year-old former nurse's aide was sentenced to 50 years in prison for hitting a homeless man with her car and leaving him to die still embedded in the windshield.
Mallard struck Gregory Biggs, 37, in the early morning hours of October 26, 2001, then drove home and parked the car in her garage with Biggs, bleeding to death, trapped in the windshield.
cnn.com /2003/LAW/06/28/windshield.side/index.html   (610 words)

 Firecreek Accessories Windbender windshields
For the co-rider, our goal was to eliminate the constant buffeting on the shoulders and helmet on normal riding and again, reduce the amount of turbulence when riding in adverse conditions.
This allows for the use of the factory windshield adjustment and simplicity for installation.
There are two different windshields available and both are interchangeable with the base in just seconds, this also allows for the windshield to be easily removed when it needs to be cleaned.
www.firecreekacc.com /wind_bender.html   (298 words)

 Yamaha Rhino Accessories; Arctic Cat Prowler Accessories - Rhino Windshield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
These windshields are highly popular and are subject to availability, if you are unable to order one off the site please call your order in so you will get one.
We found a company that makes windshields for NASCAR and they have a proprietary chemical they flow onto Acrylic or Polycarbonate and then bake it on and the result is the MOST scratch resistant windshield next to glass which is very break prone.
Our windshield is fully trailerable with no worry about bowing the windshield since we have the two pieces of aluminum angle to give it support.
www.hunterworks.com /inc/sdetail/6835   (435 words)

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