Ask the Glass Repair Expert – Ron Beauchesne
Rear window replacement
Unlike a windshield, in most cases, if a rear window is damaged it will need to be replaced.
Step 1: Getting your vehicle ready
Before we replace the rear window we ensure that we protect your vehicle’s bodywork and interior by covering these areas.
Step 2: Removing the damaged rear window
We make sure that we remove as much of the shattered glass from your vehicle as possible, even cleaning the interior. Next, we cut and remove the seals or glue that held the rear window in place.
Step 3: Preparing the new rear window
We then apply a primer to the vehicle’s framework and allow it to dry, before applying a special bonding glue to the new rear window to ensure a strong and proper fit is achieved.
Step 4: Fitting the new rear window
The new rear window is then carefully fitted into the vehicle and any original fittings are replaced. The glue needs at least 60 minutes to set and we normally recommend that the vehicle is not driven away until after this time.