Unsafe Windscreen Methods Exposed

When we make a windscreen purchase we don’t think too much about the safety aspects of such a job. Since a windscreen replacement is an expense that is unexpected and not budgeted for, we tend to lean towards the cheapest price when we shop around. Whilst price is always something to consider when making a […]

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Auto Glazier Training Australia

Auto glazier training… Is it what the windscreen industry requires in Australia, or may it just need an ethical clean up? We should be aware that in Australia the auto glass industry is unregulated. This means anyone can load some tools into the back of a ute, subscribe to a network group as a contractor […]

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Nissan 370Z Safe A Pillar Removal

To replace the windscreen for a Nissan 370Z you will have to remove the left hand and right hand A Pillar Mouldings. Not a complicated procedure, however, I am still yet to come across a mould that has not been damaged in some way by a clumsy windscreen technician. Often auto glass technicians and DIY enthusiasts begin […]

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Windscreen Replacement Advice Tweed Heads

So you require a Replacement Windscreen for your vehicle and like most you don’t know much about it. Are all windscreen companies the same? Should I purchase the most expensive, or the cheapest? Should I use a local company? Shopping for a Windscreen Replacement can be confusing, so we have written this simple article to […]

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ADAS Systems – More Trouble Than They Are Worth?

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), are accessories developed to automate/adapt/enhance vehicles for improved safety and better driving. ADAS comes in many forms/features designed to minimise collisions by assisting/alerting the driver to potential problems. For example, ADAS may deploy safeguards by taking over control of the vehicle, to reduce the chance of a collision. Adaptive features may automate […]

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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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Sealing Windscreen Joints

Occasionally as Auto Glass Technicians we come across a job were we have to seal two or more glass windscreens together with a joint. It’s not a very common set up and we tend to find this kind of glass joint on Busses and Plant Machinery. As a machinery specialists Service 8® comes across these kinds […]

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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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