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Why Auto Glass Setting is more about Brains than Brawn

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Mar 2, 2015 7:33:14 AM

Dan Boehmer is a big man. He's got to be 6 foot 4 or taller. Even the size of his mits make you a little nervous when you reach out to shake his hand.  

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Topics: Cut-out Tools, Installation Tips

How to Remove Auto Glass Contamination | Betabrade F1

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Feb 17, 2015 12:19:00 PM

During my nearly 20 years in the Auto Glass Industry, disruption has been relatively uncommon. When disruption does occur it is serious.

A few disruptions come to mind:

  • Introduction of Third Party Administrators (TPA)
  • Safelite acquisition of Regional Auto Glass Retail
  • Globalization of Windshield Manufacturing   

Globalization and Auto Glass Contamination

Seemingly overnight, Auto Glass was disrupted as distributors began offering Windshields from around the world.   Auto Glass, as we knew it was changed forever.

With globalization came low prices. Some of the low price product was good and others-not so much.

One unanticipated challenge was contamination.   The cause was not always clear. Nevertheless it was a real problem.

Fortunately, it didn't take long for Dow Automotive Systems to identify a simple yet effective procedure to cure the serious issue.

Wet Scrub to the Rescue

The solution was simple.  Cut a scotchbrite pad into a 1" x 1" square, liberally apply GC 800 to the surface, scrub, wipe and clean.  Serious problem with a simple solution.


At the time, there was push back from "Old School" installers that didn't understand that our business had changed.  Eventually, most came on board as they found there was serious consequence for failing to remove contamination 

Next Generation Auto Glass Contamination Removal

Contamination remains a dynamic challenge.  Dow Automotive Systems developed Betabrade F1 to help you conquer the most difficult contamination found on Work Vehicle, RV, Truck, and Bus Windshields.  

Check out the video demonstration or click on the Free Sample banner to try some for yourself.

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Topics: Dow Automotive Systems, Auto Glass Contamination

Dow Automotive Systems Sponsored No. 3 Crew Prep for 2015 Nascar SCS

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Feb 11, 2015 8:48:00 PM

 

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Topics: Dow Automotive Systems, OEM Systems

Aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 Auto Glass Bonded with Betaseal Adhesive from Dow

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Feb 11, 2015 7:21:00 PM

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Topics: Urethane, Primer, Training, Dow Automotive Systems, OEM Systems

2014 Ford Transit Connect Van Panel Recall Calls for Betaseal Express

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Dec 18, 2014 4:05:29 PM

 

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Topics: Technical Bulletins, Dow Automotive Systems

New Jersey Techs Compete in National Auto Glass Technician Olympics

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Dec 18, 2014 3:24:19 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Martin Bello and Craig Walker, of American Mobile Glass -Newfoundland, NJ, for competing in the Auto Glass Technician Olympics held at Auto Glass Week 2014 in Baltimore Maryland. The event showcases the best in the Auto Glass Replacement Industry.

Martin and Craig were two of eighteen Auto Glass repair and replacement professionals to compete for the grand prize of $10,000.

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Topics: Auto Glass Safety Council, Dow Automotive Systems, Meritool

Massachusetts Tech Competes in National Auto Glass Technician Olympics

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Dec 18, 2014 3:11:44 PM

Congratulations to Jeff Gillis, of Modern Auto Glass-Tewksbury Massachusetts, for competing in the Auto Glass Technician Olympics held at Auto Glass Week 2014 in Baltimore Maryland. The event showcases the best in the Auto Glass Replacement Industry.

Jeff was one of eighteen Auto Glass repair and replacement professionals to compete for the grand prize of $10,000.

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Topics: Auto Glass Safety Council, Dow Automotive Systems, Meritool

How to Deepen Your Relationship with Auto Glass Insurance Providers

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Dec 8, 2014 9:36:00 PM

Dow Automotive Systems Announces Continuing Education Classes for Insurance Professionals

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Topics: Grow Your Auto Glass Business, Dow Automotive Systems, Continuing Education(CE) for Insurance

Anti-Idling Campaign Saves Connecticut Fleet $1,500 to $2,000 a Month

Posted by Erin Quinlan on Dec 8, 2014 5:21:00 PM

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As a small business owner, saving money and running an efficient business are very important to you.
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Topics: Money Saving Tips, Dow Automotive Systems

Two Good Warming Units for Cold Auto Glass Adhesive

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Oct 29, 2014 7:59:47 PM

Dow Automotive Systems one hour urethane like Betaseal Express and Betaseal One do not require heat in order to achieve their One Hour Minimum Drive Away Time.

However, any experienced Technician will tell you that High Performance Adhesives begin to challenge the best cordless caulking gun technology once the adhesive dips below 50 degrees.  

How do professionals extrude Cold Weather Auto Glass Adhesive once the temperature dips below 50 degrees?

They utilize a quality Adhesive Warming Unit.

Auto Glass Insider has evaluated many systems and come up with 9 attributes of an effective Adhesive Warming Unit. Let's review the attributes of the best solutions and then select two that have performed well.


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Topics: Cold Weather Installation

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