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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Topics: Cold Weather Installation