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What the Dots on Your Windscreen Edge Mean

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As I was riding the bus through town recently, I noticed some small dots near the black band that surrounds the glass in the windows. Of course, like most people, I usually put it out of my mind, but I finally decided to find out what they are for. When I got home, I called one of the local glass manufacturers, London Car Windscreen to get the 411. When I got one of the agents on the line, he told me all about the frit. What Is Frit? You heard me correctly, those little dots along the edges of car glass are called “frit”. They are made of ceramic paint that is baked onto the glass and literally impossible to remove. There are a few main functions these little dots serve. To protect the seal: The most important job...

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The Best Way to Clean Your Windscreen

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There is nothing worse than trying to see the road through a windscreen that is covered in streaks. Not only are they irritating, when the sun hits them it can reduce your visibly to that of a soapy glass of water. You may not even know if the streaks are outside, inside, or on both sides. While making a quick stop at the gas station to squeegee your windscreen will help you for the moment, London Car Windscreen has a few suggestions on how to clean your car glass properly. This will help you see clearly while you are on the road, and avoid the need for a windscreen replacement. External Cleaning To start, clean the windscreen with regular plain water. Taking a soft windscreen brush or a car glass squeegee to remove the top layer of dirt from...

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How To Properly Maintain A New Replacement Windscreen

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Your windscreen is one of the most important parts of your car. Not only does it keep you safe from the elements and road-borne debris, but it also helps your car maintain its structure. If for some reason your windscreen was damaged and needed to be replaced, there are a few suggestions London Car Windscreen has that will help you maintain your new replacement so that it will serve you for years to come. Don’t Drive Right Away Windscreens are affixed to the vehicle using a special adhesive. This adhesive when properly applied creates a seal that is extremely strong and waterproof. Just like any adhesive, it requires time to dry properly. As such, once your new windscreen has been installed, you should wait at least an hour before you drive your car. This will ensure that the adhesive...

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How to Remove These Top 10 Difficult Items From Your Car Glass

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There are a lot of things that can get stuck to the glass on your car. These things not only look aesthetically unappealing, but they can also limit your visibility while you are on the road. London Car Windscreen has compiled a guide of the top 10 things that get stuck on car glass, and how to remove them without needing windscreen replacement.   Tint Film To loosen and remove car glass tinting film, grab your hair dryer, a plastic scraper, and an extension cord. First, use the highest heat setting to blow hot air about an inch and a half above the surface of your car glass. As the glue melts, use an car glass safe scraper and pry the tint from the loosened area until you have taken off all the tint film. To get rid of leftover...

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Why You Should Change Your Windscreen When Its Chipped or Cracked

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According to most car experts, your windscreen is an essential part of your car that accounts for a large percentage of its structural integrity. Your windscreen serves to protect you from outside elements when you are on the road and it also serves as an additional layer of protection in the event of an accident. When your windscreen gets damaged, even if it’s only a minuscule chip or crack, it can present major issues with the overall safety of your vehicle. Components of a Windscreen Your windscreen has been specifically designed to remain intact during an accident, similar to the protections offered by car seats and helmets. Your windscreen and its frame are further designed to help your car maintain its structure during an accident that results in a rollover. Windscreens are crafted in three layers, two being safety...

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Four Car De-Icer Solutions to Do At Home

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The winter is a wonderful time to enjoy the season and holidays with family, but it can also mean a bit of a hassle when it’s time to get on the road. In most locations, winter weather means your car will greet you with an car glass full of ice, or a frozen-over windscreen that you will need to de-ice before you hit the road. Instead of using a credit card or cracking your glass by tossing hot water on your windscreen, try one of these four de-icing solutions from London Car Windscreen that you can make at home. This way you can avoid the need for windscreen replacement! Melt the Ice One of the easiest de-icers you can make at home is a simple solution of water and rubbing alcohol. Take a plastic bottle and add one part room temperature...

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