Autoglass Repair Washington DC

21 Jan

What is Windshield?

Posted in Uncategorized on 21.01.11 by Merlyn

Windshield glass also known as glass cars in Baltimore is a type of laminated glass. It consists of two layers of special composite glass with a laminate in between the layers. The laminate usually is made from a form of vinyl plastic, which in plain words means, a very strong plastic. The laminate works as a sticking board for the inner and outer layer of glass, which provide to hold both layers together and provides a surface in the event of shattering for glass fragments to adhere to.
A black frame, referred as the ‘frit’, lines the outer edges of the windshield, commonly 2-3 inches wide and even wider on top. The frit protects the urethane moulding, technically speaking; glue that bonds windshield to car of the windshield from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Without the frit, the urethane would melt and cease to hold the windshield to the body frame. This is what happens with rear-view mirrors that are incorrectly installed; they fall off the windshield after the adhesives melt in the sun’s heat.
Windshields play essential roles in vehicle safety and drivability. First and the most apparent function of the windshield is blocking wind and airborne debris from you and providing a clear perspective of road conditions.

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