[200q20v] Re: New Windshield Tip

Brett Dikeman brett at brettd.dsl.speakeasy.net
Fri Apr 6 17:26:53 EDT 2001

On Fri, 6 Apr 2001, George Sidman wrote:

> I noticed in Bentley that moving the car for 24 hours after
> new glass has been installed is a no-no. I went through this
> on my Volvo 1800 and a Jag, and had to hassle with the glass
> guy endlessly. When I drove the Jag from the shop parking
> lot to the street, over a standard driveway, I actually
> heard the sealant coming loose as the body flexed. A little
> research revealed that the glass shops are told by the
> sealant mfrs. that full cure takes more than 8 hours, in
> spite of recent product breakthroughs. The shearing forces
> at work in a flexing body are very high and will tear the
> bond loose. 

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