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A Honda CRV that had a previously poor workmanship replacement windshield installation. A Honda CRV that had a previously poor workmanship replacement windshield installation. A Honda CRV that had a previously poor workmanship replacement windshield installation. A Honda CRV that had a previously poor workmanship replacement windshield installation. A Honda CRV that had a previously poor workmanship replacement windshield installation.
A Honda CRV that had a previously poor workmanship replacement windshield installation.
This   is   another   fairly   nice   looking   Honda   that   fell   pray   to   an   uncaring   windshield installation    company    that    practices    poor    workmanship    on    their    replacement windshield   installations.      The   urethane   adhesive   bead   that   bonds   the   windshield   to the   vehicle   was   literally   just   laying   on   the   pinchweld   just   about   all   the   way   across the   top.      The   two   photos   to   the   right   show   how   the   rust   grows   and   advances   under the   urethane   adhesive   bead.   Urethane   adhesive   will   not   stick   to   or   remain   adhered to   a   rusty   pinchweld.      Sad   things   would   have   most   likely   happened   to   this   Honda and its occupants if it were involved in an accident.
A Honda CRV that had a previously poor workmanship replacement windshield installation. A Honda CRV that had a previously poor workmanship replacement windshield installation. A Mini Cooper prior replacement windshield installation that was hacked from A to Z. A Mini Cooper prior replacement windshield installation that was hacked from A to Z. A Mini Cooper prior replacement windshield installation that was hacked from A to Z. A Mini Cooper prior replacement windshield installation that was hacked from A to Z. A Mini Cooper prior replacement windshield installation that was hacked from A to Z.
A Mini Cooper prior replacement windshield installation that was hacked from A to Z. This   little   guy   really   went   through   poor   workmanship   hell.      For   starters   it   had   an   aftermarket   over   sized   top windshield   molding.      The   cowl   wasn’t   removed   during   the   installation   and   the   windshield   installer   just   oozed urethane   down   into   the   crevice   between   the   pinchweld   and   the   cowl   and   stuffed   the   windshield   down   into   it plowing   the   cowl   retainer   molding   that   was   supposed   to   be   installed   on   the   glass   prior   to   the   installation   down beneath   the   glass   as   it   went.      In   the   photo   to   your   right   you   can   actually   see   a   large   piece   of   broken   glass   from the prior windshield that was left along with a few others embedded in the mass of adhesive.
A Mini Cooper prior replacement windshield installation that was hacked from A to Z.  This photo shows a large piece of glass the windshield was installed over the top of. A very nice Mercedes Benz that became a victim of a poor workmanship windshield installation.
A very nice Mercedes Benz that became a victim of a poor workmanship windshield installation. This   car   was   in   exceptionally   great   condition   except   for   the   previously   poor   excuse   of   a   windshield   installation.      For   starters   it   had   the usual   rust   in   the   pinchweld   areas   from   the   tool   marks   of   the   careless   person   who   removed   the   windshield.      There   we   no   primers   used   on the   body   or   the   windshield   and   from   the   best   we   could   tell   it   had   been   installed   with   the   wrong   type   of   urethane   adhesive.   This   vehicle calls   for   the   use   of   what   is   called   high   modulus   urethane    which   is   a   much   tighter,   so   to   speak,   type   of   urethane   adhesive   that   is necessary   in   this   vehicle.   The   new   bead   of   urethane   adhesive   was   run   in   a   hap   hazard   manor   almost   completely   missing   the   original bead   it   was   supposed   to   be   directly   on   top   of   and   the   original bead   was   not   cut   down   to   the   proper   height   in   several   places.     Another    problem    was    the    rear    view    mirror.        The    prior windshield   installation   technician   sprung   “bent”   the   bracket removing     the     rear     view     mirror     which     is     sometimes unavoidable.      That   evidently   made   the   mirror   loose   or   maybe not   lock   into   position   at   all   after   the   mirror   was   installed.      The technicians   cure   for   that   mishap   was   to   dab   the   bracket   with urethane,   slide   it   on   and   run.      Interior   rear   view   mirrors   in   a vehicle   are   specifically   designed   to   release   from   the   mounting bracket   in   the   event   you   come   into   contact   with   them   in   an   accident.      What   that   does   is   to   minimize   the possibility   of   serious   head   and   face   injuries   to   the   occupants   of   the   vehicle   in   the   event   that   they   come   into contact   with   it   so   fastening   the   mirror   permanently   to   the   mounting   bracket   is   something   that   should   never   ever be done and in this situation if it could not have been repaired then it should have been replaced.
A very nice Mercedes Benz that became a victim of a poor workmanship windshield installation. A very nice Mercedes Benz that became a victim of a poor workmanship windshield installation. A very nice Mercedes Benz that became a victim of a poor workmanship windshield installation. A very nice Mercedes Benz that became a victim of a poor workmanship windshield installation. A very nice Mercedes Benz that became a victim of a poor workmanship windshield installation. A very nice Mercedes Benz that became a victim of a poor workmanship windshield installation. A very nice Mercedes Benz that became a victim of a poor workmanship windshield installation. A Chevrolet HHR that had improper auto body work topped off with a not so good quarter glass installation. A Chevrolet HHR that had improper auto body work topped off with a not so good quarter glass installation. A Chevrolet HHR that had improper auto body work topped off with a not so good quarter glass installation. A Chevrolet HHR that had improper auto body work topped off with a not so good quarter glass installation. A Chevrolet HHR that had improper auto body work topped off with a not so good quarter glass installation.
A Chevrolet HHR that had improper auto body work topped off with a not so good quarter glass installation. This   poor   little   car   looked   great   but   had   some   serious   issues   that   began   in   an   auto   body   shop.      At   one   time   this   vehicle   was   evidently   hit in   the   rear   end   or   possibly   just   in   the   right   rear   quarter   panel.      During   the   repair   of   the   vehicles   quarter   panel   body   filler   was   used   to   fill and   level   out   all   the   uneven   places   in   the   pinchweld   area   of the   quarter   panel   which   is   a   major   mistake.      You   can   see   in the   photos   that   the   body   filler   let   everything   above   it   fail including   the   not   to   bonded   top   coat   of   finish   paint   the   glass took   with   it   when   it   all   but   fell   out   of   the   vehicle.      Body   filler should   never   ever   be   used   in   a   vehicles   pinchweld   area   and here’s   actual   proof   of   it.      We’re   not   even   going   to   mention the poorly run over sized urethane bead.
A Chevrolet HHR that had improper auto body work topped off with a not so good quarter glass installation. A Chevrolet HHR that had improper auto body work topped off with a not so good quarter glass installation. A Chevrolet HHR that had improper auto body work topped off with a not so good quarter glass installation.
A very nice Chevrolet Suburban that received a poor workmanship new replacement quarter glass installation. This   Suburban   was   a   tricked   out   Starcraft   Conversion   model   loaded   with   all   the   bells   and   whistles   of   its   day.      Custom   paint   and   wood work   through   out   along   with   custom   seats   to   top   it   all   off.      Its   a   real   shame   it   came   in   contact   with   an   auto   glass   installation   technician that   did   such   a   poor   job   of   installing   a   replacement   quarter   glass   window   in   it.      This   job   like so   many   others   just   needed   to   be   properly   prepped   and   the   rust   we   uncovered   wouldn’t have   been   there   to   be   an   issue   for   our   customer.      It’s   bad   enough   to   have   a   glass broken   in   your   vehicle   with   out   adding   a   rust   repair   job   to   it.      And   we   should   also mention   that   if   this   Suburban   had   been   in   an   accident   the   quarter   glass   would   have more   than   likely   popped   out   of   the   vehicle,   weakening   the   structure   of   the   body   and possibly allowing the occupants of the vehicle to be ejected.
A very nice Chevrolet Suburban that received a poor workmanship new replacement quarter glass installation. A very nice Chevrolet Suburban that received a poor workmanship new replacement quarter glass installation.
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