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Vintage Cars: How to Take Care of That Big Crack in Your Windshield

Your vintage car is likely worth a lot of money, but it’s priceless to you. Don’t let a big crack in the windshield lower both your value and the actual value of the car.

Custom-Made Replacements

The chances are, you’ll have to have your replacement glass custom-made. This is because most glass for vintage cars is not readily available anymore. Because of this, you will also need to make sure you’re doing everything you can to find the best replacement possible for your vehicle. Find the dimensions of the glass and take that to a custom glass dealer.

Consider Safety Glass

For many years before safety glass became widely used, auto glass was just regular glass. If you still have the original glass in your vintage vehicle, you will need to make sure it is made out of safety glass. It might be a good idea to put the safety glass in when you replace the windshield because it’s safer.

Protect the Vehicle

When you’re replacing the windshield, always protect the vehicle. You don’t want to get glass adhesive on your perfectly restored interior so make sure that you cover it and protect it. Use canvas drop cloths to cover the interior of the vehicle as plastic ones might cause more damage to your vehicle.

Consult a Professional

Always talk with a professional before you make the choice to start replacing the glass in your vintage vehicle. Even if you’re not going to use a professional to replace the glass, having advice from one can help you learn exactly what to do with the glass!

Use Help from Others

Find other people who know what they’re doing with the same vintage car as yours. Having help from a community might make it easier for you to replace the glass in your car. There are many factors you’ll have to consider, but it’s easy to forget about them. Other people might have more experience with the glass and your vintage vehicle in general. By getting help, you might be better prepared for issues that could come up when you’re replacing the glass.

 

If you know what you need to do to fix the glass in your vintage car, you’ll be better able to make sure you get it done the right way. Getting it fixed as soon as possible will make it easier for your car to maintain the value it has.

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Tags: auto, car, cars, glass, maintenance, repair, vintage, windshield

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