Witnessing a windshield replacement for the first time leaves people in awe

  • This video shows how a windshield replacement is prepared
  • The clip has left people in awe
  • Despite being satisfying to watch, it’s just one part of a longer process

Published on Jun 24, 2024 at 7:55 PM (UTC+4)
by Ben Thompson

Last updated on Jun 24, 2024 at 7:55 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

A video which shows how a windshield is replaced has left people in shock.

It’s one of those processes that you might not think much about.

If your windshield should need fixing, you’d drop it off at the repair shop and pick it when it’s finished.

You don’t tend to give much thought to how the new windshield is put in place.

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But a video outlining the process has left viewers stunned.

In the clip, sealant is seen being added to the windshield from a caulk gun.

This adhesive is added to keep the glass in place once in the window.

Whilst the video is satisfying to watch, it’s only one part of the overall process.

First, the trim and the wipers of the old windshield must be removed.

Then the old windshield is removed – either with precision tools or by hand, if two technicians are on the job.

After the glass has been taken out, old remnants are removed with vacuum cleaners.

Then the sealant is applied and the windshield is fitted.

People were intrigued to watch part of the process play out on video and took to the comments section to share their thoughts.

“Skill is skill. And I appreciate it,” one person wrote.

“I want this guy to decorate my wedding cake,” another user added.

The process behind windshield replacement may be fascinating, but some cars don’t even have them to begin with.

McLaren Elvas are famous for not having them – even though this means the super car can’t be street legal.

However, McLaren introduced an optional DOT-legal windshield to make the car legal to drive.

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Ben Thompson

Ben got his start in journalism at Kennedy News and Media, writing stories for national newspapers, websites and magazines. Now working as a freelancer, he divides his time between teaching at News Associates and writing for news sites on all subjects.