What to Do If Your New Windshield Gets Wet

What to Do If Your New Windshield Gets Wet

Congratulations on your newly replaced windshield! It's a significant investment in the safety and aesthetics of your vehicle. However, if you find yourself caught in the rain or inadvertently splash water on your freshly installed windshield, it's natural to have concerns. Here are the steps you can take and dispel common myths to ensure your post-replacement experience is worry-free.

Understand the Curing Process: Patience is Key

After a windshield replacement, the adhesive used to secure the glass needs time to cure properly. The curing process typically takes a certain amount of time, depending on the type of adhesive used and environmental conditions. It's essential to allow sufficient time for the adhesive to set before subjecting your windshield to significant moisture. Make sure to speak to your Professional Installer for specifics.

Avoid Excessive Water Exposure: Take Precautions

While a light drizzle or a brief encounter with water is generally not a cause for concern, it's advisable to avoid excessive water exposure during the initial curing period. If possible, park your vehicle in a covered area or use a waterproof cover to shield the windshield from heavy rain or snow. Taking these precautions helps minimize the risk of water interfering with the adhesive's curing process.

Avoid Pressure Washing: Gentle Cleaning is Key

While it's essential to keep your windshield clean for optimal visibility, avoid using a high-pressure water spray or taking your vehicle through an automated car wash immediately after replacement. Opt for a gentle hand wash or use a soft cloth to clean the surface if you must. Harsh pressure or abrasive cleaning methods can compromise the adhesive's curing process.

Addressing Water Spots: What to Do If It Gets Wet

If your newly replaced windshield does get wet, don't panic. Gently blot the water with a soft, dry cloth or towel. Avoid wiping or rubbing the surface vigorously, as this could potentially disturb the curing adhesive. If water spots persist, allow the windshield to air dry naturally, or use a low-pressure source like a fan to expedite the drying process.

Getting your windshield replaced is a significant step towards maintaining the safety and appearance of your vehicle. While it's essential to exercise caution and allow for proper curing time, a bit of rain or accidental splashing shouldn't cause undue concern. By understanding the curing process and taking gentle precautions, you can ensure your newly replaced windshield remains in optimal condition for the long run. If you have any specific concerns, don't hesitate to consult with a professional at Quick-Set Auto Glass we are happy to help!

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