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You may not pay much attention to the automotive glass in your vehicle. It is, after all, easy to see through and easy to ignore. That is, of course, until you need an auto glass repair, auto glass replacement or rock chip repair. Glass has long been a valuable way to add style for manufacturers. Automakers have often tried to distinguish themselves from competitors by using glass as a more focal point of design. Here are some examples of where auto designers used glass to separate themselves from the pack.
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Modern windshields have developed through the years to provide excellent visibility and protection. Windshields are more complex than some give them credit for. They need to have the flexibility to absorb the shocks of a moving car while providing rigid support for the vehicle's roof. These characteristics are built into the manufacturing process. Here are the seven basic steps in making a modern windshield.
It is interesting to note that the laminated safety glass was invented by “accident”. Frenchman, Édouard Bénédictus, discovered the process initially when he broke a flask in his shop, but was stunned when it didn't shatter. He ultimately realized the flask had contained plastic cellulose nitrate at one time which worked as a “glue” keeping the shattered glass together. While this happy “accident' occurred in 1903, he didn't obtain a patent for his laminated glass until 1909, and it wasn't until almost 20 years later, in 1927, that laminated safety glass began being used in automobile windshields.
Everyday, thousands of windshield auto chips occur across the country. While getting a windshield rock chip may be a negative, it can be good news. A windshield rock chip, for example, is proof that your auto glass successfully protected you and your occupants. Secondly, a rock chip repair is more affordable and easier to handle than a complete windshield replacement. It is important it get any rock chip repair taken care of quickly to minimize the damage.