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Posted by Jeff Martineau on Sep 27, 2014 9:20:55 AM

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Why Create the Auto Glass Insider Blog?

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Sep 27, 2014 8:50:00 AM

The idea for a Blog dedicated to helping Auto Glass Professionals grew from the belief there is a lot of great information available today but not much time to digest it.  Busy installation and distribution professionals like you, are often unavailable the second I show up at your shop or warehouse.  Why not give you another outlet for content that can be consumed when YOU want?

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Topics: Grow Your Auto Glass Business, Dow Automotive Systems

8 Free Tools Every Auto Glass Professional Should Have

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Sep 26, 2014 10:58:00 AM

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Topics: Grow Your Auto Glass Business, Customer Service Help, Marketing Help, Dow Automotive Systems

Auto Glass Week 2014 | See you in Baltimore October 7-9

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Sep 25, 2014 3:24:26 PM

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Having Trouble Opening Betaprime 5504G? | Simple Method Here

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Aug 29, 2014 4:47:00 PM

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The Auto Glass Insider recommends this simple method for opening your Dow Automotive Systems Betaprime 5504G.  Universal auto glass primer also known as "All In One Primer" allows Auto Glass Technicians to ensure safe auto glass installation. Want more information on this Dow primer?

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Topics: Installation Tips, Money Saving Tips, Primer, Dow Automotive Systems

Stop Auto Glass Moldings From Flying Away

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Jul 31, 2014 1:19:00 PM

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Returning to glue down fly away moldings kills profitability.  Over the years, the best Auto Glass technicians have shared with the Auto Glass Insider the following Auto Glass Installation tips:

How to secure Auto Glass Moldings

1) Molding Preparation:

  • Clean molding if surface appears shinny with release agent or other contaminant
  • Pre-secure molding with skim of U418 (security bead)

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Topics: Installation Tips, Moldings

Sell More Auto Glass with Free Brochures from Dow Automotive Systems

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Jul 17, 2014 7:50:00 PM

Several years ago, Essex ARG abandoned its well know and respected name to adopt the name of their parent company; Dow Automotive Systems. The change was made to help Auto Glass Professionals take advantage of the world-wide brand recognition of the Dow Chemical Company. Your customers recognize the Dow Diamond and associate it with quality, stability, and innovation.

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Topics: Grow Your Auto Glass Business, Marketing Help

Auto Glass Tip | Eliminate Betaprimer 5504G Primer Waste

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Jul 17, 2014 2:48:00 PM

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Auto Glass Installation Tip

Is your Dow Automotive Systems Primer hardening up in the bottle before you can use it? Dow's Betaprime 5504G has the fastest dry time on the market but you should be able to utilize every drop if you follow these rules.

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Topics: Money Saving Tips, Primer, Dow Automotive Systems

Clean Auto Glass Properly for Safe Installs

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Jul 17, 2014 10:32:00 AM

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Glass preparation is the most important component of safe windshield installation. In some cases, traditional methods like the "wet-scrub" are not effective in removing auto glass contamination from auto glass.

The Auto Glass Insider loves this video from Dow Automotive Systems showing Betabrade F1 clean auto glass contamination.  Without clean glass, even the best auto glass adhesive may fail.

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Topics: Installation Tips, Dow Automotive Systems

Auto Glass Customer Satisfaction- Are you Delighting or Delusional?

Posted by Jeff Martineau on Jul 15, 2014 8:02:00 PM

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Topics: Grow Your Auto Glass Business