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Foggy Headlights

clear up foggy headlights

Quick  Fix for Foggy Headlamps

You don’t need to spend a lot of your hard earned cash to clear up foggy head lamps. The cloudy yellow film you see on headlights is oxidization. and all you’ll need is a simple abrasive to clear them up.
For the plastic lens covers you will need 4 things:

  1. WATER
  2. TOOTHPASTE
  3. WIPING PAD
  4. PAPER TOWELS
  • Apply the toothpaste to the lens with paper towels, liberally
  • Now wet your pad and gently but firmly rub it onto the lens cover
  • After a minute or two, give the lens a dousing of water using a spritzer bottle and wipe clean with paper towels
  • Repeat if necessary

There you have it. A simple hack that will make your lens covers look shiny and new.

 

A Long & Winding Road

maintain auto glassAuto glass maintenance 101

Keeping auto glass in its ideal state during the warm months of summer driving can present challenges and issues to any vacationer or long distance traveler.

Keeping glass free of dirt and debris when you’re heading down the road is an important part of car glass care. Not only can excessive dirt and debris lead to distraction and unsafe driving –enough dirt, particularly abrasive dirt, dust and sand can eventually cause lasting auto glass damage.

Keeping windshield clean and free of debris is an important step for car glass care that is relatively easy and straightforward. Remember to wipe down all your windows whenever you refuel.

B&D Glass wishes everyone a safe and happy August summer!

A Brief History Of Auto Glass

Model TWE’VE COME A LONG WAY

The car windshield debuted in 1904. Constructed out of plate glass, it was flat and could be folded horizontally. Oldsmobile made automotive history in 1915 by including windshields as a standard feature.

Laminated glass was the next major development. French inventor Edouard Benedictus noticed in 1903 that the compound cellulose nitrate kept his beaker from shattering when it fell. By inserting a cellulose layer between two pieces of plate glass, he forged a much harder-to-break glass.

Auto glass improvements came at a rapid clip throughout the 1920s and 1930s. A special urethane started fastening windshields to frames more effectively. The Lincoln Motor Company began supplying police vehicles with bulletproof glass. And in 1934, Chrysler sold the first car with a curved windshield comprised of just one piece of glass.

Auto glass improvements since that time have included greater ranges of windshield visibility and a film that reduces infrared ray penetration.

THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT

In the future this type of glass will be laminated, which will make car rides quieter. In addition, recycled glass will become more common in vehicles, and self-cleaning windshields could be popular options as well.

black-ferrariMost exciting, sensors and other digital technologies like those used in modern fighter jets, will display driving directions and other pieces of information. Several auto manufacturers are already working on a smart windshield prototypes.

Since Auto glass will never fully take care of itself, car owners will need experts to repair and replace windshields. Call the fast, friendly and knowledgeable glass technicians at Vancouver’s B & D Glass Ltd at 604-255-6383 –to get the job done right.

Best Way to Clean Auto Glass

spray-bottleIs there a better way to clean auto glass without using expensive commercially made glass cleaners? The answer is a definite yes.

Your Own Solution

Make your own cleaning solution using one cup of white vinegar and one cup of water. You can adjust the amounts as needed as long as you use equal amounts of both. Pour them into a spray bottle and shake well.

Spray liberally and wipe down the glass with a clean, dry microfiber cloth. As the cloth gets damp and dirty, flip it over to ensure optimal results. Follow up by wiping dry with a paper towel. Your homemade cleaning solution won’t leave streaks and the vinegar odor will dissipate in moments.

Presto! Crystal clear auto glass for just pennies –and a little bit of elbow grease.