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Frequently Asked Questions

We try to anticipate questions you might have about our PRODUCT / SERVICE and provide the answers here. If you need additional information send email to

1. If I have a cracked windshield is it safe to drive my car?

In most cases yes, but it does depend on the severity of the break. I even saw on a website "Don't wait, get the Crack fixed before it caves in on you." This will not happen. A single break or crack will not let your windshield cave in on today's cars if is it is properly installed. If a windshield is severely broken up, it may not be able do it's job in a severe accident or rollover, but a single crack will NOT cave in.

2. If the windshield is so important to the structure of the car, is it safe to drive after the installation?

It really depends on the urethane used. There are several munufacturers each having products with different drive away times. We allways keep the car longer than minimum dry  times because many factors come into play, TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, THICKNESS OF URETHANE BEAD REQUIRED FOR THAT PATICULAR MODEL, WHETHER OR NOT IT HAS PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG. The times posted by urethane manufactureres are a guide line not a given time but a minimum. There is no reason to rush dry times it is a SAFETY ISSUE not a CONVENIENCE ISSUE.