Ford Truck Windshield Replace and Repair
Keeping your windshield in good condition or having it replaced as soon as damage occurs is vital to your own safety. A simple crack can progress and create a risk of shattering if left untreated. Diamond Auto Glass in Flagstaff, Arizona offers an array of different repair or replacement services that can be adjusted depending on your vehicle’s make and model.
Should your Ford truck show signs of cracks, pits, or chips in the windshield, you may want to consider having a repair performed sooner than later. This damage may appear to be small, but it can quickly shorten the lifespan of the windshield, resulting in a replacement instead of a repair.
Ford Truck Windshield Repairs
Repairs on Ford F150s to F450 are generally easier than replacing the entire windshield. Repairs just require a specific resin to fill in the damaged area, and the type of resin depends on the type of break. A chip typically needs a more liquid-like resin, and a crack requires a more viscous resin in order to seal the damaged edges together. The resin acts like a clot to fill in the empty spaces but also strengthens the damaged area by bonding the broken edges together.
Windshield Replacement in Flagstaff
If the crack is over six inches in length, or the glass contains a pit, the windshield will need to be replaced. The Ford F150, F250, and F350 generally have the same windshields for matching years, so it may not be as difficult to order parts. These three models also have a large plastic trim at the front of the windshield that connects to the hood. This is called a cowl. To do the replacement, the cowl, rear view mirror, and windshield wipers need to be removed first. Then the glass can be carefully removed with suction cups. The pinch weld will need to be cleaned and then the urethane bonding agent can be applied. Following the application, then the new windshield can be fitted back onto the truck.
If you’d like to schedule a repair or replacement for your Ford truck, please give us a call. Our methods are always quick and our Flagstaff, AZ staff is friendly and always ready to help!