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If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.

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How To Remove A Car's Windshield

by Edwin Johnston

If you need to get a new windshield in your car, you will first need to remove your old one. Not only do you need to make room for the new Mr Go-Glass installation, but you'll need to bring your old one with you to make sure the new one is the right fit. You will also need to take measurements, which is easier to do when it is removed from your car. Here are simple instructions for removing your windshield.

Protect Your Vehicle

Before you start working with the glass, protect your car by covering the hood with a blanket or flannel sheet. This will protect the car from glass and keep the paint from being chipped. Even if you think you are being extra careful, you never know when the glass might slip or if you need to put it down for a minute; so, practicing precaution is always a good idea.

Take Off the Windshield Wipers

You will also need to remove the windshield wipers from your car to make room for getting out the windshield. To do this, use an adjustable socket wrench to remove the nuts. Once the nuts are removed, you cans simply remove the windshield wipers. Set them aside for now so that you can reinstall them when your new windshield has been installed.

Prepare the Windshield for Removal

There are clips that hold the weather stripping on the windshield in place, and you want to release them when you find them. Discard them as you cannot use them again for your new windshield. Coat the windshield with a putty lubricant made of silicone so that the window slides out of the frame without fuss. Pull the weatherstripping and molding away from the window and throw it away. This should be easy to remove with a pry bar.

Remove the Windshield

With the weatherstripping removed, the windshield should be easy to pull out of the car. Start by using a suction cup and pressing it down on the window until you feel it tighten. Have another person help you if you can. It helps if one person can hold the handle of the suction cup and pull, while you get on the inside of the car and push. Pull out the window and set it somewhere it won't break, such as a blanket or padded area. Do not attempt to remove it on your own, as the windshield is large and heavy. 

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