Why did my Machinery Glass break?

Many machinery windscreens today are glazed in rubber seals and it’s not uncommon to see one of these windscreens cracked without any sign of impact. So why does this occur? Often flat windscreens for machinery are custom cut, and installed by auto glass specialists. This not only saves money for the client on the glass part, it also saves […]

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Certificate in Auto Glass

It appears that many auto glass technicians are being contacted today by a private training company in Brisbane regarding a Certificate in Auto Glass. The proposed deal seems quite lucrative according to the training rep. He told me that the Government chips in 4k per technician and since the course only costs 3k, everyone gets a drink. […]

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Taking short cuts for referals

This is not a new debate, however, I believe the message is still not sinking in for the majority of windscreen technicians. Now, it’s important to point out that every auto glass technician has a style that he or she prefers. However, there are some fundamental procedures of a windscreen installation that simply cannot be skipped […]

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Volvo Excavator Lower Windscreen

We’re getting all technical down here at Service 8®, now broadcasting from our very own YouTube Channel. Steven Spielberg’s job is still safe. However, the channel will give an alternative avenue for technical Blog’s. Actions can sometime speak louder than words and in addition it can be a more interesting that reading. This short Youtube illustrates how […]

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Limited Auto Glass Suppliers

Edit: 04/09/18 It appeared PGI had been loosing business for some time and challenged the methods some groups had used to steer customers away. See ACCC. Some would say the writing has been on the wall for some time regarding Protector Glass Industries (PGI)… however, it still has to go down as a sad day […]

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Auto Glass Association proposed training program in focus

We have been wanting to write another article about the AGA (Auto Glass Association), but there has not been too much activity recently apart from the usual self promotion of the group. However, an article did catch our attention that was being promoted by Glass Bytes USA. Apparently the AGA is very excited to announce […]

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Sikaflex 295 UV

Recently we trialed several windscreen installations using Sikaflex 295 UV and here is what we found. Now just for the record, any reviews you read on the Windscreen Blog are unbiased and not advertisements. We don’t do “cash for comments”. Any products we recommend on the Blog are because we feel there are benefits to […]

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Globally Harmonised System for labeling chemicals

Here is a very interesting article written by Brent Deines of Delta Kits Inc USA. It is regarding the Globally Harmonised System of labeling chemicals. This article was written in the USA, However, the same rules apply here in Australia. You don’t know what GHS is? Then it is in your interest to know, penalties could apply if your staff are not […]

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Mercedes ML 350 Windscreen Sensors

The Mercedes ML Front Windscreen Replacement is an exotic installation that should be carried out by experienced technicians only. We are not going to quote an estimated installation time here as takes as long as it takes, its not a speed competition. However, an experienced technician should be able to complete the task in a […]

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