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Mobile Windshield Replacement
If your windshield is not a candidate for repair, and windshield replacement is your only option, Axis Auto Glass will come to your home or workplace and provide you with only the best quality glass and urethanes. We will remove all of the windshield trim and cowlings to properly access the pinchweld and body to guarantee a proper windshield seating. We use the latest advancements in tools and techniques to assure you that your glass has been properly set into place just like it was at the factory. Call us from anywhere in Northeast Atlanta including Dacula, Buford, Lawrenceville, Braselton, Hoschton, Flowery Branch, Duluth, Norcross, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Gainesville, Oakwood, Auburn, Winder, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, and Cumming
Tools and Training
Today's automobiles require different methods of glass replacement than were used just 5 years ago because of the latest technologies adopted by automobile manufacturers. Whether it is Bluetooth, Rain Sensors, Lane Departure, Heated Windshields, or Heads Up Display (HUD), the auto glass industry has had drastic changes over just the last few years. Unfortunately, the state of Georgia does not require licensing, and because of this, the majority of glass companies are using your car for "on the job training". At Axis Auto Glass, we continuously attend classroom and hands on training, and are certified through the Auto Glass Safety Council to make sure that we are using the latest tools and methods to repair or replace your windshield properly. When you trust us to repair or replace your windshield, you can rest assured that the job will be completed safely and to the latest automotive standards.
There are some national companies using misleading advertising about their "exclusive" glass handling systems. What makes their system exclusive, is the fact that they have their own version produced under the branding of their company. The truth is, there are many glass handling systems available on the market that are widely used by most reputable installation companies for one person installs. The Aegis Solo 2 (pictured) is the system that we prefer to use on all of our solo installs. This tool allows for the exact placement of the glass by one person, just like it was at the factory when your car or truck was built. Please remember that just because you see something on television, it does not tell the entire story.
After preparation, the glass should never be moved without using suction cups to reduce the risk of contamination to the frit (the black adhesion strip around the edges of most windshields). Although most technicians use gloves, the gloves are to keep the technician from being contaminated, not the glass or primer. Any contamination to the glass or primer will reduce the adhesion of the glass to the urethane which will lead to leaks or possible detachment during an accident..
Because of the high viscosity and short working time of windshield urethanes, Axis Auto Glass uses 18v caulk guns to apply the urethane to you cars pinchweld. The high temperatures and humidity here in Atlanta make for very short urethane working times. We apply the urethane to your car at a 90 degree angle to force the adhesive into the trimmed OE urethane. This method assures a proper bond between the OE adhesive on the cars body and the new urethane that holds your windshield in place.
Windshield Cowl Removal, At Axis Auto Glass, we always remove the windshield cowl. This allows us to properly seat your windshield into place. If the cowl is not removed, the technician is sliding the windshield onto the urethane which could lead to Windshield detachment during an accident. If you see a windshield replacement being done with the wipers up (see photo), the technician is performing that installation incorrectly. At Axis Auto Glass, we never use this method. If the wipers are frozen onto the wiper posts, we will ask you to have your mechanic loosen or remove your wipers before we can begin installation. (These technicians are also handling the edges of the glass which should never be done after the primer or activator has been applied to prevent contamination of the adhesive).